Posted 06 August 2007 - 06:46 PM
JavaRuntimeEnvironment is an ubiquitous cross-platform application. Downloading this application is completely safe. What you must be careful about is downloading specific applets or plugins from dubious sites or sources.
AV's may point out some parts of Java that while not malware, are susceptable to exploitation; these can be removed from JRE easily.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.