Problem updating java
If you don’t trust a website, don’t run Java content from it.You may also want to enable click-to-play plugins in Chrome or Firefox.If you’re not sure whether you need Java, try uninstalling it anyway. If you can’t uninstall Java yet and still need it, we’ll give you some strategies for mitigating the security problems you face with Java installed.If you need Java installed, there’s a good chance you only use it for desktop programs like Minecraft or the Android SDK.Follow the steps here to disable Java in your primary browser.Use the secondary browser only to run Java applets on trusted websites, such as your company’s intranet.Please remember to be considerate of other members.If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ.
(On Windows 8, you’ll need to select the Settings category after typing Java). This will disable the Java plug-in in all browsers on your computer, although downloaded applications will still be able to use Java.
Use the secondary browser exclusively for websites where you need Java.
This will prevent websites from exploiting Java during your normal browsing.
For years, Java has been the top source of browser exploits.
Java is considered unsafe, but if you do update it it's somewhat safer than if you don't. So it's best to uninstall Java from Control Panel, and only reinstall it (latest version) from if it turns out you do need it.