and never installed the Java for OS X Lion 2012-002
Just in case, check System Preferences > Software Update > Installed Software
You can block the flashback trojan using OpenDNS.
edited by: cs
I did a little more sleuthing since I submitted my original question that you were kind enough to answer. I launched the Java Preferences.app and got the message "To open "Java Prefereces.app," you need a Java runtime. Would you like to install one now?" I did NOT select the install option. This seems to explain why Software Update did not find the Java update.
Now the question is, do I need Java runtime. The only web browser I use is Safari which seem to work fine. I never was at a web site that said I needed Java to view it. Should I install Java runtime?
Yes I did check the Installed Updates and I do NOT have any Java updates. I believe I do not have Java on my system which is why Software Update is not finding any Java update for me.
My web browsing is seemingly doing fine. I know there are potential security risks to having Java. Are there any benefits to having Java installed?
Did you check System Prerferences > Software Update > Installed Updates ???
This check is pointless.
He does not have the Java runtime, so it would be impossible for the ASU to give him an update for an app which he currently does NOT have.
Java isn't really needed unless you want to play around with Applets, and only a few web-sites use them these days.
Did you read the OP's topic?
I'm running OS X 10.7.3 and never installed Java for OS X Lion 2012-002. When I run Software Update I am told that my software is up to date. How can it be up to date if I never installed this latest Java update? Should I manually download and install it?
I wasn't referring to the Java runtime....
If the OP installed the Java for OS X Lion 2012-002 it will show up in System Preferences > Software Update > Installed Software
Please get your facts straight BEFORE you post.