The Software Updater in Avast Antivirus reports that Java 6 or Java 7 software is outdated and that your computer is vulnerable to risks. If you try to perform the update within Avast, you are directed to this page:
This issue is caused by obsolete Java 6 or Java 7 software. Oracle ended support for Java 6 in February 2013, and Java 7 in February 2016, therefore it is strongly recommended that you install the latest version of Java instead.
When you install a newer version of Java, the installer does not automatically remove the out of date Java 6 or Java 7 software files. This means that the Software Updater in Avast Antivirus continues reporting Java as outdated until the out of date files are either removed or updated to a supported version of Java.
Resolve Software Updater issues with outdated Java
- Avast Premium Security 20.x
- Avast Free Antivirus 20.x
- Avast Omni 1.x
- Avast Premier 19.x
- Avast Internet Security 19.x
- Avast Pro Antivirus 19.x
- Microsoft Windows 10 Home / Pro / Enterprise / Education - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 8.1 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 8 / Pro / Enterprise - 32 / 64-bit
- Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic / Home Premium / Professional / Enterprise / Ultimate - Service Pack 1, 32 / 64-bit