Tried everything I could but to no avail. I recently downloaded Java Update 7 version 11 which is the latest one. Well, going to java.com, tried installation but got plugin missing. It is the jre 1.7 u10 plugin for firefox. Now, I uninstalled the java previously thinking it was the problem. Nope, Reinstalled Java Update 7 version 11 and still the same problem. No jre installation plugin for firefox. Now comes the good part, Firefox plugin checks for updates says everything is up to date. Cannot check installation of Java by web site cause I get the need plugin to view items on this page, mainly the above mentioned jre download. It will not download and install. Tried manual install but it leads right back to the need plugin page to view this. Sucks. According to add/remove it is installed and according to the program and firefox it is installed. On add/remove, I have Java 7 Update 11 and also JavaFX 2.1.1. I deleted the jave 7 update 11 before and during the stupid jre missing plugin. I did not remove the JavaFX item as I did not know what it was. I have the latest download from Java, even disabled firewall/antivirus for the download of Jre but to no avail. I know you are supposed to disable Java according to the government but would like to keep it up to date and solve the problem. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks.