This will greatly increase security across the Web, but why?
According to my anti-virus client software a malicious virus appears to have been downloaded with my Java download from
Java, a Web plug-in that was once ubiquitous but is dropping out of use in favor of HTML5, is still a valid security concern for Mac users.
Chris explained why browser plug-ins are the worst security problems plaguing the Web today Web browsers have become much more secure and hardened against attack over the years.
Choose the Standard Install option and have it install to your Mac system drive (Usually called Macintosh HD). Click the Close button to finish the install process. Click to run a test applet from the Oracle site to verify that your new Java Runtime Version 7 installation has installed properly.
Select the Java Runtime Environment version 8u111 for Mac OS X as shown below. This will install the latest build of Java 8 update 111 on your Mac.
In an earlier article I outlined how running Java can increase the opportunities for malicious hackers to compromise your computer.
First, let's take a look at how you can check whether you're running the latest - and safest - version of Java.
If you're unsure about what version of Java you're running, or whether you've got Java installed at all, head on over to the Oracle verification page. You may be asked to allow a "Java Detection" applet from Oracle - click "Allow" to any prompts so your Java version can be checked.