Your system currently has an older version of Java and you are receiving this update notification because a newer version has been automatically detected.
This release addresses security concerns. Oracle strongly recommends that all Java SE 8 users upgrade to this release.
Please install this free Java Update by clicking on the Update button on the Java Update window.
Installing this update will ensure that your Java applications continue to run as safely and efficiently as always.
dtjava.jsno longer install the JRE. If a user's version of Java is below the security baseline, it redirects the user to
java.comto get an updated JRE. JDK-8148310 (not public)
When a static class id is used to launch an applet or web start application while using JRE 8u101, users will get an unwanted dialog box stating that they either use the latest JRE or cancel the launch even though they have installed and are using the latest JRE (JRE 8u101). This specific case is only applicable on Windows and IE.To workaround this issue, users can do one of the following two things:
This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see the Oracle Java SE Critical Patch Update Advisory.
For a list of bug fixes included in this release, see JDK 8u101 Bug Fixes page.
The JRE expires whenever a new release with security vulnerability fixes becomes available. Critical patch updates, which contain security vulnerability fixes, are announced one year in advance on Critical Patch Updates, Security Alerts and Third Party Bulletin. This JRE (version 8u101) will expire with the release of the next critical patch update scheduled for October 19, 2016.
For systems unable to reach the Oracle Servers, a secondary mechanism expires this JRE (version 8u101) on November 19, 2016. After either condition is met (new release becoming available or expiration date reached), Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version.