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Java Standard Edition (SE) is a free software bundle that provides the Java Runtime Environment and the libraries and components you need to display a wide range of programs and Web content on 32-bit Windows PCs. It includes the Java plug-in for Web browsers and Java Web Start for deploying standalone apps written in Java over the Internet or other networks. Java SE Version 7 Update 55 addresses 37 security vulnerabilities.


You probably need it: Lots of Web sites and programs depend on Java to run. Up-to-date Java libraries and components keep your content fresh.

Now with JavaFX: Java version 7 Update 55 includes JavaFX, the latest software platform and the new standard for Java-rich Internet applications (RIAs).


Security issues: Some computer security experts have raised warning flags about vulnerabilities in Java and its components. Java 7.55 addresses many security issues, but staying informed will help you stay safe.

What's up with 8? A major update to Java SE, version 8, has also been released. Which version is right for you depends on your system, online habits, and other factors.

Bottom Line

Java SE Version 7 Update 55 installed easily and seamlessly in our system. Most of what Java does only becomes apparent when it's missing or disabled, so keep your installation up to date.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 8 Update 191
  • Build Environment Update Linux x86/x64 Moved to gcc 7.3
  • Changed Central File System Location for File
  • Disabled all DES TLS Cipher Suites
  • Removal of Several Symantec Root CAs
  • Removal of Baltimore Cybertrust Code Signing CA
  • Removal of SECOM Root Certificate
  • Java Improvements for Docker Containers
  • Improved Cipher Inputs
  • LDAPS Communication Failure Fix
  • Better HTTP Redirection Support
  • Fixes for security vulnerabilities described in the Oracle Critical Patch Update
Publisher Sun Microsystems
Publisher web site
Release Date October 26, 2018
Date Added October 26, 2018
Version 8 Update 191
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Java Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.8MB
File Name jre-8u191-windows-i586-iftw.exe
Total Downloads 15,245,755
Downloads Last Week 1,428
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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