The message says your version of Java is out of date or that your Java security certificate is unrecognized or outdated. What the heck does that mean, and more importantly, how do I fix it … like, now!
Because you’re trying to run that online game, or you’re trying to register for classes before the deadline, or you’re trying to initialized that mapping tool. Java online platforms are still a prevalent medium on the web, enabling interactive tools and media. Prevalent that is, unless it’s not working.
What’s an Applet Again?
Let’s say you’re trying to sign up for classes online. Simple, right? Every university seems to offer this sort of convenience these days. So you pull up the website and click on the link to start the special program the website uses to pull up your account.
That special program is a Java applet. When you click on the “My Account” button (or whatever your university has decided to call it), a new page pops open that allows you to login and then click and select all of the various things you need to click and select. It’s a special program that is based on the webpage but runs on your computer.
And if it’s the night before a midnight deadline, it naturally locks up. You click on the account button and nothing happens. Then you get a message.
The application is blocked. If you’re lucky you get another message telling you why.