Why do I see the Java Update Needed messages: Your Java version is out of date or Your Java version is insecure?
This article applies to:
Java 7 Update 10 (7u10) and newer versions now include a feature that will notify the user when the version of Java being used is out of date or has known security vulnerabilities and an updated version that fixes those vulnerabilities is available for download.
Options available in the Java Update Needed dialog
Java versions below Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) will show the message Your Java version is insecure, rather than Your Java version is out of date.
Message formatting varies based on operating systems.
Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8
Install the latest Java version
To prevent the redirect to java.com, download Java version 7u40 or higher from http://java.com
Why do I see the 'Java version is out of date' dialog when the option to Check for updates Automatically is deselected in the Java Control Panel?The option to Check for updates Automatically in the Java Control Panel only prevents update checks on a weekly and monthly basis. Deselecting this option will not prevent the dialog from being seen if the Java version installed is out of date.