When you take any software security vulnerability list, Java will be in the top 10 for sure. Over the years, Java has become the main target by the hackers. Most of us don’t have Java installed on our PCs, but many people install it for one reason, it is Minecraft. Minecraft runs on Java and it forced gamers to install Java leaving their PCs insecure and vulnerable to attacks. The good news now is that Minecraft no longer requires you to install Java, so you can finally remove it.
Instead of requiring users to install Java on their machines, Minecraft is now bundling a standalone version of Java into their installation and it doesn’t have the security problems and annoyances that regular Java does. HowToGeek reports that this new installer is also faster than the previous versions.
You still technically need Java, but it is now downloaded by the Minecraft launcher and stored with the launcher instead of installed across the entire system. If Minecraft is the only reason you have Java installed, you now have no reason to open up your system to Java vulnerabilities. The Java executable used by Minecraft stays with Minecraft and is as good as invisible and inaccessible to the rest of the system.
Better yet, the Minecraft launcher automatically downloads the correct version for your system (all those players inadvertently using Java 32-bit on their 64-bit machines should see significant performance boosts thanks to this) and automatically updates it. All this and you’ll never be prompted to install the Ask Toolbar again.
You can download latest Minecraft installer here. If you already have Minecraft installed, and if you want to move to this latest system, you can do it. Read the detailed instructions from the link below.