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Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

By Sun Microsystems Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit)

  • Run Java applications on your Windows computer
  • Last updated on 10/09/19
  • There have been 1 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff May 7, 2014

Oracle's Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for 64-bit Windows PCs contains the Java Virtual Machine, software libraries, components, and plug-ins that tons of programs, media, and Web sites need to display advanced multimedia content and animation. Version 7 Update 55 of Java's Standard Edition addresses 37 security vulnerabilities while reducing the frequency of security notifications in certain installations.

Pros:

Answers the 64-bit question: Running 32-bit Java on 64-bit Windows involves compromises, such as Update issues. This version of Java is designed specifically for 64-bit Windows.

Plug-ins: The Java plug-in is critical to many Web applications, while Java Web Start deploys standalone apps over networks.

JavaFX: JRE now includes Java FX version 2.2.55.

Cons:

Security: Some computer experts warn of vulnerabilities in Java that updates have failed to correct.

8 is enough? Java SE 8 is a major update that was released prior to version 7.55's release, though a major security update to version 8 has also been released. Confused? We don't blame you, but Java always bears watching, so check on your system's needs before upgrading.

Bottom Line:

If you're running 64-bit Windows, check your Java version and update it if necessary to JRE SE 7.55 for security and stability.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 8 Update 241

  • HotSpot Windows OS Detection Correctly Identifies Windows Server 2019. Prior to this fix, Windows Server 2019 was recognized as "Windows Server 2016", which produced incorrect values in the os.name system property and the hs_err_pid file.
  • Two DocuSign root CA certificates are expired and have been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • Two Comodo root CA certificates are expired and have been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • The T-Systems Deutsche Telekom Root CA 2 certificate is expired and has been removed from the cacerts keystore.
  • A new boolean system property, jdk.security.useLegacyECC, has been introduced that enables switching between implementations of ECC.

General

Release March 30, 2020
Date Added March 30, 2020
Version 8 Update 241

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 5,891,942
Downloads Last Week 2,961
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Developer's Description

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (64-Bit) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and Java Web Start, which deploys standalone applications over a network.