I have a question about java autoupdate. I'm running Windows 7 64 bit and I read that there is no autoupdate support. But I occasionally receive a java update alert that does nothing when I click on the update button. Shortly after I received a warning from firefox that said "Firefox has found out that Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U31 6.0.310.5 is causing stability or security problems." It then blocked that plugin.
I was wondering if these updates are malicious? Should I be getting them if I'm running the 64 bit version of Java? Plus nothing seems to happen when I click on them.
I also noticed that my Java is on update 27 which is a very old version, the current being 33. I subsequently updated it manually by downloading it from the website.
I apologize if this isn't the appropriate forum to ask this but I wasn't able to find a more specific forum for java questions.
Thank you for any help.