Otherwise, you'll be provided with an alert instructing you to download an up-to-date version.
If you're running Windows, your best bet is to open Control Panel and look for the "Java Control Panel" icon.
So, for the latest information, I'd recommend taking a look at the guide that Oracle provides for your operating system.
Of course, you should check with your company's IT support team before making changes to your work computer.
Previously you knew only the version changes may affect your pluggins/etc and would easily do the minor ones.
I am trying other browsers now and will switch out soon. This new (version) updates from firefox is really really annoying.
Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature". At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options.
If you're running the latest version of Java, you'll be met with a cheery success message. Right-click on WMI Filters and select the option to create a new filter. Give it a convenient name such as "Block Java Auto-Update, 64-bit OS." 2. Right-click Registry to create a new Registry Item. Create a GPO and link it to the desired Active Directory Organizational Unit. Open System Preferences and look for the "Java" icon to launch the Java Control Panel, and follow the steps above to manage your updates.Although you disable Java from running inside your browser, I would recommend a complete uninstallation if you want to rid your computer of it for good.