The link below is to a screenshot of what I see when right clicking on the Java icon on desktop. As you can
see mine has the update tab in the Java Control Panel and in the window that opens when right clicking you
can see it is updated to 24. JavaControlPanel.png (PNG Image, 800x601 pixels)
That is a screenshot on my Win 7 home premium 32 bit.
Link to downloads and links to instructions on installing new download and uninstalling old versions:Java Downloads for All Operating Systems
Also, do a scan with Secunia online scanner to find missing security updates for your most vulnerable programs.
It uses a Java applet. OSI - Consumer - Products
Have you installed SP 1? I did and noticed 2 minor glitches. One with Zone Alarm Firewall that I fixed by
simply uninstalling and reinstalling.
There is no reason to rush to install SP1 and if you haven't, suggest you get Java updated to latest before doing that.
One site that is tracking problems with SP1 is Internet Storm Center Diary 2011-02-24
Edited by buddy215, 02 March 2011 - 09:59 AM.