Java Runtime Environment

The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) 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. This is the official Java Download from Sun Microsystems (Oracle). Check out now!

It’s also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing. Installing this update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run as safely and efficiently as always.

This download is for end users running Java on a desktop: JRE (Java Runtime Environment). This Covers most end-users needs. Contains everything required to run Java applications on your system.

Java is at the heart of our digital lifestyle. It’s the platform for launching careers, exploring human-to-digital interfaces, architecting the world’s best applications, and unlocking innovation everywhere—from garages to global organizations.

Uninstalling Out-of-date Java versions
Keeping out-of-date versions of Java on your system may present a serious security risk. To help you remove out-of-date Java installations, we have created a Java Uninstall Tool. If you are unable to use the tool, please see the instruction page which provides step by step details on how to remove Java installation(s).

The expiration date for 8u201 is April 16, 2019. Java expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u201) on May 16, 2019. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), the JRE will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version.

Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!

The latest Java version contains important enhancements to improve performance, stability and security of the Java applications that run on your machine. Installing this free update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run safely and efficiently.

What will I get when I download Java software?
The Java Runtime Environment (JRE) is what you get when you download Java software. The JRE consists of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), Java platform core classes, and supporting Java platform libraries. The JRE is the runtime portion of Java software, which is all you need to run it in your Web browser.

What is Java Plug-in software?
The Java Plug-in software is a component of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). The JRE allows applets written in the Java programming language to run inside various browsers. The Java Plug-in software is not a standalone program and cannot be installed separately.

I have heard the terms Java Virtual Machine and JVM. Is this Java software?
The Java Virtual Machine is only one aspect of Java software that is involved in web interaction. The Java Virtual Machine is built right into your Java software download, and helps run Java applications.

What is Java Auto Update? How does automatic update work?
Java Update is a feature that keeps your Windows computer up-to-date with the latest Java releases. When you have auto update enabled, your system periodically checks for new versions of Java. When a new version is found we ask your permission to upgrade your Java installation. You can schedule how often to check for updates, or check manually at any time.

How do I change how often I am notified about new Java versions?
Change the update schedule through the Advanced settings of the Update tab.
Typically, you will be notified of the update within a week of its release.

Why shouldn’t I disable the notifications?
By enabling your system to check for the latest version, you keep your system secure with the latest patch updates. We strongly recommend that you do not disable the update feature. Instead, change preferences for how often you’d like to be notified of newer versions. The default setting is to notify on a weekly basis.

Why am I notified each time I restart my computer?
Starting with Windows Vista and later versions, when you restart your system, the Windows process jucheck.exe (also known as Java Auto Updater), is initiated and attempts to check for the latest Java version. The Windows User Account Control (UAC) prompts you to allow this process to run.

Does updating from Java 6 to Java 7 remove any previous versions?
Yes, updating to Java 7, using Auto Update or updating through the Java Control Panel, will remove the highest version of Java 6 installed. Java 6 has reached its End of Public Updates, which means there will be no further public secure updates for Java 6. It is recommended that Java 6 be removed from your computer to make it more secure.

Requirements: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10
Author: Oracle
Latest Version: Java JRE 8 Update 202 (32-bit / 64-bit)
Filename: jre-8u202-windows.exe
TrustRank: We give this software a Trust rating of 10 / 10
File Size: (73.7 MB) Safe & Secure