Java has become a critical platform as new vulnerabilities are being discovered regularly. To avoid security risks caused by these vulnerabilities, users must have the updated version of Java installed on their computers. Starting with Java 7 update 10, the Java Control Panel provides option to disable the browser plug-ins with a single click. Windows users can find the Java Control Panel in the system’s Control Panel.
If you are looking for the offline installer of Java for your Windows, Linux or Mac computer, you should head to this page which has links to offline installers for these platforms. The offline installer of Java 7 update 11 for Windows is of 30MB file size. The benefit of downloading offline installer is that you can use the same file to install programs on other computers without requiring the internet connectivity again.
You can also check if your system has the latest Java version installed. To check and verify the Java version, visit this link.
If you are too worried about your security on web, you should disable the Java plug-in in your browser. Firefox and Chrome prompt users when a web page requires Java plugin to be enabled, and you can allow the execution if you trust the page. Alternatively, users can enable the “Click-to-Play” feature in their browser – which runs plugin contents only on demand.