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How do I resolve problems running Pogo games?

This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
  • Browser(s) Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

Pogo games not loading due to Java security warning

February 9, 2015
Pogo is aware and working to resolve the issue. » More info (

Security warning appears: Java has discovered application components that could indicate a security concern

As of Java 7 Update 21, in some cases this warning is seen. When a Java program contains both signed and unsigned components, the Security warning dialog is displayed.
  • Clicking Yes, may terminate the program.
  • Clicking No, the application or applet continues to run.

For more information please see Mixed Code Protection Options in the Java Control Panel.

General tips to troubleshoot Pogo related issues

  1. Install the latest version of Java
    • Get the latest version here.
    • Test the version of Java you have to make sure it is the latest.
  2. Restart your browser after installing Java to enable the new version
  3. Remove older versions of Java
  4. Enable automatic updates
    This feature will ensure that you receive important security updates when they are released.
  5. Clear your Java cache periodically
  6. Verify that Java is enabled
    • Learn how to enable Java to ensure any applets that uses it will function properly.
  7. Configure the settings of your firewall or anti-virus software
    The most common problems are caused by settings of anti-virus, firewall, ad blocking or pop-up blocking software. To resolve one of these issue try to simply disable them and see if the problem goes away. If the problem goes away, then the next step is to figure out how to configure the software to still protect your system without preventing you from playing Pogo games. In this case, you should refer to the software’s manual or help files for detailed instructions on how to make the desired changes to the software.
  8. Use Java supported Web browsers
    • A 64-bit browser is required to run 64-bit Oracle Java on Mac OS X
      Chrome 64-bit for Mac became available with Chrome Version 39. » More info
    • Check system requirements to ensure any applets that uses Java will function properly.
  9. Get help from Pogo
If you find these Pogo suggestions do not resolve your issue, please contact Pogo and request further assistance.

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