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Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/2/12 9:55 AM
Windows 7 Professional Service Pack 1 64-bit
Chrome 21.0.1180.60 m installed by using GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi
Java 6 Update 33 32-bit from www.Oracle.com
Java 7 Update 5 32-bit from www.Java.com
Java 6 Update 33 64-bit from www.Oracle.com
Java 7 Update 5 64-bit from www.Java.com

I know that Chrome is a 32-bit web browser but I mentioned the 64-bit versions of Java that I installed anyway just in case they matter. Yes, I have a reason for keeping all four JREs installed.

Originally I installed Chrome by using the normal web based installer. Everything worked OK for a while. Then Chrome began insisting that my Java plug-in was out-of-date when the plug-in wasn't. The problem may have started shortly after I installed the two 32-bit versions of Java- Java 6 Update 33 and Java 7 Update 5. When I went to a web site that uses Java a yellow bar appeared at the top of the page which stated
"Java(TM) was blocked because it is out of date. [Update plug-in...] [Run this time]"
Also chrome://plugins showed
"Java (2 files) - Version: 10.5.0.06 Download Critical Security Update
Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.0 for Mozilla browsers
Name: Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5"

I uninstalled both 32-bit versions of Java and Chrome. I updated CCleaner and scanned for left over registry entries. I used CClenaer to remove some registry entries. I restarted my computer. Then I reinstalled Chrome using GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise.msi (I don't want to redownload Chrome every time I reinstall it.) and I reinstalled both of the 32-bit versions of Java. I am still having the same problem. I've read about the '--allow-outdated-plugins' option however I have not tried it and I prefer to not use it. I prefer that Chrome will correctly tell me about issues with the plug-ins. How do I fix this so that Chrome's plug-in checker will work like I think it should be and stop pestering me?

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. DominikM 8/2/12 1:00 PM
I've had the same problem since updating to Chrome 21 and, apparently, so have many others. My details:

Windows Home Premium 64-bit
Chrome 21.0.1180.60 m
Java 7 Update 5 (32-bit)

This is the latest version of Java and installed correctly, according to the verification on the official Java website.

P.S.: By the way, it is not possible for me to install or update Java from within Google Chrome, because I keep being told the installation file was "corrupt". The only workaround I know for this issue is to download the offline version of Java and install it manually, but that's a bit of a pain to be honest. Hopefully, the Google developers will look into these two problems. Thanks!

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. DominikM 8/3/12 3:09 AM
FYI, I don't have that problem on the following system:

Windows Vista 32-bit


Chrome 21.0.1180.60 m
Java 7 Update 5 (32-bit)

Chrome is apparently buggy on 64-bit versions of Windows.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/5/12 11:02 AM
Just to say same problem here. I use Vista x64. Looking for an answer.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. flygirl3002 8/5/12 12:43 PM
I am having exactly the same problem nothing seems to be working
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. DominikM 8/6/12 11:09 AM
Today I installed JavaFX 2.1.1 on my 64-bit computer and the problem went away. Apparently, Chrome 21 requires this additional runtime, otherwise it won't recognize Java to be up to date.

You can download JavaFX from Oracle's site at http://www.java.com/en/javafx/. Hope this helps!

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Exinda CTO 8/6/12 4:35 PM
We run Linux & Chrome OS devices, with the Chrome browser, and the Java issue is causing us a tremendous amount of headaches.  Any word on getting this fixed?
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Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/6/12 7:42 PM
I've got FX2.1.1 installed and still have the problem.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/6/12 8:08 PM
DominikM, I was thinking about trying that, too. I help out in the tech support forum for a Java based game and some people who use Chrome to access the game have been reporting that JavaFX was installed for some reason when they installed the JRE by using the web based installer found at www.Java.com. However, I think www.Oracle.com says that JavaFX is part of the JDK.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/6/12 8:54 PM
I installed JavaFX 2.1.1 32-bit and 64-bit and so far it looks like that solved the problem. Chrome isn't complaining about the Java 7 Update 5 plug-in being out of date. I went to a site the uses Java and saw the following in a yellow bar across the top of the page:
"Java needs your permission to run. [Run this time] [Always run on this site]"
I clicked "Always run on this site" and Chrome saved my preference. I checked Oracle's site again. JavaFX is more than just a part of the JDK. I'll wait about a day before marking this as answered just in case Chrome starts to complain about the plug-in again.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/6/12 9:33 PM
While I was having problems with Chrome's plug-in checker I eventually caved in and used the --allow-outdated-plugins option so that Chrome would quit pestering me. After I installed JavaFX I restarted my computer, then removed the --allow-outdated-plugins option from the Target lines of Chrome's shortcuts. Then I tried  Chrome again and it hasn't complained about the Java plug-in since then. I wondered if maybe I need to switch plug-in checking back on somehow but I didn't find an option to do that.
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Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/7/12 8:34 AM
I just installed JavaFX 2.1.1 64-bit and no change for me. Still getting the not up to date message. I should say that I've installed all Java with IE not Chrome, but I don't see why that would matter being Java is OS specific, not browser specific.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. felipevsw 8/7/12 10:55 AM
I also have the same problem, both on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit desktop and on my other CentOS 6.3 64-bit desktop... very annoying...
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. felipevsw 8/7/12 10:56 AM
Any known open bug report???
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. DominikM 8/7/12 11:30 AM
@NVF: Chrome is a 32-bit browser, so you should install the 32-bit version of JavaFX 2.1.1. Please let us know if this does the trick.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/7/12 12:17 PM
I do have JavaFX 2.1.1 installed. Someone wrote that installing the 64 bit version helped so I installed that. I have Java and JavaFX 32 and 64 bit on my system. Seems like quite a few people are encountering this Java problem.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/7/12 6:52 PM
felipevsw, I went looking for a bug tracking page or site that is specifically for Chrome but I didn't find one. However, I saw a few statements on the web that said the Chromium bug tracker site is what I need which makes sense because Chromium is basically the open source version of Chrome. http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/list

There I found "Issue 133621: Java detected as out-of-date" http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=133621 (Windows) and "Issue 137388: Chrome:plugins reports latest java is out of date" http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=137388 (Linux).

I also found a Chrome Bug Tracker Helper Extension. Though it looks like it is just meant to enhance the display of information on Chrome's Bug Tracking site. Also, you can report a problem with Chrome by opening the wrench/spanner menu, go to Tools, and click on "Report an issue..."

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. felipevsw 8/8/12 5:40 AM
@Gridcut, Nice digging man! Thanks!
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/8/12 11:04 AM
Can anyone tell me if this looks different from their settings detail or if there's a problem here? Chrome says next to "Version" that a critical update is needed. Just wondering if 10.5.0.05 is what others have listed.

Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5
Description:Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.0 for Mozilla browsers
Version:10.5.0.05
Location:C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
Type:NPAPI

Google just updated to a new version and the problem persists. I'm thinking that maybe--just maybe, who knows--the problem resides with Java on PC somehow. I say that because installing Java 7-5 did not go completely well originally and I had to reinstall, and loading Java sometimes crashes my IE--like in crossword puzzle sites--when I have certain flash videos or streaming going on. I suppose I can reinstall Java and Chrome, not that I'm confident that'll work.
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Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/8/12 12:06 PM
Hi NVF, I went to chrome://plugins and made a screenshot of what it says about the Java plug-in for my installation of Chrome. See the attached file. When I made the screenshot I had Chrome 21.0.1180.60 m.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. asupriano 8/8/12 1:39 PM
Same here. Running Chrome on Ubuntu. Updated java to latest version and chrome insists it's not up to date. On Oracle java test site it says I'm running the latest version.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/8/12 2:54 PM
Thanks Grid. Do you have any idea why though we both have Java 7-5 are Version numbers differ? You've got 10.5.1.255 and I've got 10.5.0.05. I wonder if that's the problem?
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. sworteu 8/9/12 2:39 PM
This works if you have installed:
1- jre-7u5-windows-i586.exe (java 32 bit)
2- chromeinstall-7u5.exe (special 32 bit plugin for chrome)
3- javafx-windows-i586__Vlatest.exe (javaFX no idea why but it needs to be there)

Download and install in the order of the given installations.

Links:
Java Virtual Machine - http://java.com/download/manual.jsp
Java Chrome plugin   - http://java.com/download/index.jsp
JavaFX               -  http://www.java.com/en/javafx/

On the JVM installation (dutch) click windows 32 bit version.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/9/12 3:44 PM
sworteu, link 1 and 2 bring me to the same page. I was able to navigate to the manual download page (link 1) but isn't that download the same as the download on the second link, it's that you've got to install manually-i.e download to your from computer and install there rather than do so on their site? I was under the impression that Java was not specific to a browser but an OS. So how is the download at the second link Chrome specific? In fact, when I go to the second link and ask to verify my Java it says I have Version 7-5 installed. Maybe I'm not understanding how things work with Chrome?
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Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/10/12 11:38 AM
Hi NVF, give the following a try:

while Chrome isn't running uninstall all Javas
start Chrome and go to http://java.com/en/download/manual.jsp
download the Windows Offline (32-bit) Java installer, close Chrome, and run the installer
restart Chrome and then go to http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp and click on 'Free Java Download'
I expect you'll see something like 'Recommended Version 7 Update 5 (filesize: 853 KB)'
and then you can click on 'Agree and Start Free Download'
notice the file size is small compared to the full download of the offline installer
the small additional download may be something that is Chrome specific or a minor update for Java 7 Update 5
then go to http://www.java.com/en/javafx/ and download the 32-bit Windows JavaFX installer
close Chrome and run the JavaFX installer, start Chrome and try visiting a web site that uses Java

"I was under the impression that Java was not specific to a browser but an OS. So how is the download at the second link Chrome specific?"

I did not use the web based installer found at http://java.com/en/download/index.jsp to fix my problem but it may work for you. The Java plug-ins for web browsers may be browser specific. Web browsers usually report what they are to web sites as you browse the Internet. I think Firefox and Chrome were OK with using the same Java plug-in in the past. However, Internet Explorer seems to require something that is a little different. Internet Explorer and Chrome will show you the locations and file names of their Java plug-ins and the file names of the plug-ins for the two web browsers don't match.

"You've got 10.5.1.255 and I've got 10.5.0.05. I wonder if that's the problem?"

I think there are sub-versions of Java 7 Update 5. The page on the Java site that verifies your installation of Java doesn't report what sub-version of Java 7 Update 5 is installed but by using the big red 'Free Java Download' button a check may be done that considers the sub-versions of Update 5 and then you're given the option to download any minor updates that may be needed.

After I installed JavaFX the browser plug-ins in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Oracle\JavaFX 2.1 Runtime\bin" are being used instead of the usual browser plug-ins that are found in "C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre7\bin"

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/10/12 11:48 AM
Just now I tried the following part of my instructions:

I expect you'll see something like 'Recommended Version 7 Update 5 (filesize: 853 KB)'
and then you can click on 'Agree and Start Free Download'

which caused Chrome to download chromeinstall-7u5.exe so it looks like there is something Chrome specific as sworteu mentioned. Though I guess I was missing it but I'm not sure why I need it since everything seems to be working OK. I'll run chromeinstall-7u5.exe and see what happens.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/10/12 12:11 PM
I ran chromeinstall-7u5.exe It downloaded a Java installer and then showed me this:

"This software has already been installed on your computer. Would you like to reinstall it? [Yes] [No]"

I clicked 'No'. I guess I already had everything that Chrome needed to work properly with Java.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/10/12 12:38 PM
Thanks. I don't know if I want to go through the minor hassle of reinstalling as Chrome is my second browser but I may.

I think that maybe because I downlaoded Java through IE, Chrome had a problem with it. Last night, I too looked at the names of the installers that you can download or run online at their webpage and I saw that using Chrome the name is ChromeInstall whereas with IE it's not.

Just for more information, when I downloaded Java 7-5 initially I used the online installer and FX was installed. However, when I reinstalled I used the manual installer like yourself and FX was not installed.

At any rate, thanks so much for the guidance.
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. NVF 8/10/12 12:47 PM
Just to make things clear, when I just wrote, "However, when I reinstalled I used the manual installer like yourself and FX was not installed" I was referring to when 7-5 came out. I had some trouble with it from the beginning and it still gives me problems here and there like with crossword sites which may be an issue with my system.

BTW--Why isn't there an edit button so you can edit something you posted?
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Gridcut 8/10/12 1:52 PM
"I don't know if I want to go through the minor hassle of reinstalling as Chrome is my second browser but I may."

My instructions started with uninstalling all Javas but that may not be needed.
I included that step because I wasn't sure about what state your computer was in.

"Why isn't there an edit button so you can edit something you posted?"

I was looking for that too but I didn't find one.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Jesper 2 8/11/12 9:13 AM
I had the problem (Vista 32 bit, Chrome 21.0.1180.75 m,  Java 7 update 5). Windows (Control Panel > Uninstall or change a program) said that my JavaFX was version 2.1.0.

I downloaded and ran http://download.oracle.com/otn-pub/java/javafx/javafx-windows-i586__Vlatest.exe a few minutes ago (version 2.1.1.0). It said "You already have this version of JavaFX installed." with only an OK button. I pressed OK.

A few minutes later I discovered that the problem was gone! Now Chrome accepts my Java 7 update 5. And Windows says my JavaFX is version 2.1.1. Maybe running javafx-windows-i586__Vlatest.exe did something anyway. 
Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Jesper 2 8/11/12 9:49 AM
Now after the problem was solved on my computer, Chrome's about:plugins page says this about Java:

"Java (2 files) - Version: 10.5.1.255
Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.1 for Mozilla browsers
Name: Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5
Description: Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.5.1 for Mozilla browsers
Version: 10.5.1.255
Location: C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.1 Runtime\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll
Type: NPAPI"

That is a clear change from before the problem was solved (I remember the version was different), but I don't have a copy of what it said before.

My "C:\Program Files\Oracle\JavaFX 2.1 Runtime\bin\plugin2\npjp2.dll" has these properties:

File version: 10.5.1.255
Product name: Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U5
Product version: 7.0.50.255
Date changed: 2012-07-05 22:06

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. enerdude 8/15/12 2:25 PM
Yip this solved it for me too.

Running Win7 64bit and installed the 32 bit java initially but then chrome complained it is outdated until I installed JavaFX 32bit

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. dbuss 9/11/12 9:36 PM

In the chromium bug tracker:

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=137388#c42
java version is specified as 1.7.0.5. By version comparison rules 1.7.0.5 is greater than 1.7.0_05 and 1.7.0_06, so browser thinks that plugin is out of date.

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=137388#c54
This is fixed in the current unstable update.  v23.  yum install google-chrome-unstable

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. S Raza 10/21/12 9:15 PM
How I got it to work:

- Manually installed the 64 bit version of Java (by default it installs the 32)
- Then install the javafx thing Dominik mentioned
That's all actually. You can't install javafx until you install the 64 bit version.

This should work for anyone with my exact problem.

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Niels Kristian Jensen 1/15/13 12:07 AM
I can confirm the problem on WinXP, not on Win8. I got no idea about what to change on the WinXP to get it working, other than look for JavaFX 2.1.1 32 bit (DominikM hints that it may work)

The Win8 PC did a smooth upgrade - in "desktop mode", that is I had to download the Java installer and run it from the desktop. Automatic plugin upgrading did not work within Chrome (the upgrade page said so, but I had to test it :-)

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Pattom Rajesh 7/11/13 5:35 AM
The best solution I found, (none of these suggestions worked for me), is as followings:
First install Icedtead pluging by:

1) sudo apt-get install icedtea-7-plugin


Then in your chrome browser go to:

2) chrome-> Settings-> Show Advanced Settings-> Privacy then click on
Content Settings -> Plug-ins then click on Disable Individual Plug-in
3) Disable both "IceTea-Web Plugin" and "Java(TM)"
4) Restart the browser.
5) chrome-> Settings-> Show Advanced Settings-> Privacy then click on
Content Settings -> Plug-ins then click on Disable Individual Plug-in
6) Enable only "IceTea-Web Plugin"
7) Enjoy !

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Mike Cavedon 10/9/13 10:18 AM
The answer by Pattom is the best if you don't care what java you are running.

I wanted to stick with the Oracle java.

Check where Chrome is finding libnpjp2.so by looking at the java details:

Show advanced settings...

Privacy/Content Settings...

Disable Individual Plugins...

+Details

Java(TM)

I had to "rm -rf" the older version of java listed in the details in order for Chrome to stop using the libnpjp2.so file in it

Re: Chrome insists that the browser's Java plug-in is out-of-date but it is current. Mike Cavedon 10/9/13 10:19 AM

The above worked for me. In order to stick with Oracle java I did the following.

Check where Chrome is finding libnpjp2.so by looking at the java details:

Show advanced settings...

Privacy/Content Settings...

Disable Individual Plugins...

+Details

Java(TM)

I had to "rm -rf" the older version of java listed in the details in order for Chrome to stop using the libnpjp2.so file in it

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