2 years ago
Last edited at 7:11AM on 7/6/2011
It is a feature that is responsible to maintains your computer up to date automatically, and it comes with the latest Java releases. It is not a must that you have it on your computer, and you can have more information here http://www.java.com/en/download/help/java_update.xml.
1 year ago
Last edited at 11:48AM on 4/29/2013
Before you update, take an inventory of your applications and see if they work with the latest Java. Some commericial Packages or applications only work with JAVA 1.6 vs 1.7. Updating with the latest JAVA may cause failure with your application(s).