Improves Java security, performance and compatibility on the Mac

Java for Mac

Java 2012-003

  -  64.22 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    Java 2017-001

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.7 or later

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  • Author / Product

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Sometimes latest versions of the software can cause issues when installed on older devices or devices running an older version of the operating system.

Software makers usually fix these issues but it can take them some time. What you can do in the meantime is to download and install an older version of Java 2012-003.

For those interested in downloading the most recent release of Java for Mac or reading our review, simply click here.

All old versions distributed on our website are completely virus-free and available for download at no cost.

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What's new in this version:

- Impact: The Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they remain unused for 35 days
- Description: As a security hardening measure, the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start are deactivated if they are unused for 35 days. Installing this update will automatically deactivate the Java browser plugin and Java Web Start. Users may re-enable Java if they encounter Java applets on a web page or Java Web Start applications. Further information is available at
- Impact: A Flashback malware removal tool will be run
- Description: This update runs a malware removal tool that will remove the most common variants of the Flashback malware. If the Flashback malware is found, it presents a dialog notifying the user that malware was removed. There is no indication to the user if malware is not found.