How To Check You Have The Latest Version Of Java Installed

Are you still using Java?

Oh (there have been a few zero days recently).

You are.

In that case, you will want to make sure you are using the most up to date and ‘secure’ version possible then (or disable it). But do you know if you are? If not, Java Tester is a site you need to visit right now.


Upon visiting Java Tester you’ll see a screen very much like the one above. Click on the Test the version of Java your browser is using link you see in the box and then wait for a few seconds.

You’ll then see your result – a pink box will appear showing which version of Java you have on your machine –


At the time of writing the latest version is 17.0_17 so it looks like I’m ok, or at least as ok as anyone who has Java can be these days.

Whatever result you get, scroll down the page on Java Tester and you’ll see a list of the most recent updates so you can see if you do indeed have the latest version available. If you don’t – UPDATE RIGHT NOW !!!!

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.

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