Java update pop ups
I'm really enjoying this browser, the only problem I've really had has been the Java update warning which I believe to be some form of malware and I have an awesome security set up .
@Dustydan47: That's not related to the browser. Yes, it may be malware. Did you download direct from the Vivaldi site, or another source?
no, it just popped up and wouldn't let go so I did a forced shut down, brought it back up and ran it through norton, no problems but it has done it twice
Vivaldi itself does not use Java, which instead must be or is directly (and optionally) installed into a system as a separate program. A few websites may still employ Java code at their sites (typically games, weather sites, or a few financials), and those sites can generate a message of need if your system doesn't have it already installed. However, if you're getting a spontaneous, persistent Java pop-up independent of website and demanding a Java update, either it's coming from an existing malware infection on the system or from an infected site or malicious ad which the site is carrying.
Is your Java pop-up occurring at just one site or at random times and different sites? Also, check your extensions in Vivaldi (Tools>Extensions) to see if there's something there that you didn't place there or that looks suspicious.
Vivaldi itself does not use Java, which instead must be or is directly (and optionally) installed into a system as a separate program.
Actually not. It's no longer supported on Chromium browsers. Some sites still use Java applets, though.
Also, check your extensions in Vivaldi (Tools>Extensions) to see if there's something there that you didn't place there or that looks suspicious.
To @Dustydan47: I'll add that even the extensions that you've installed yourself could cause this - so try to disable them all and see if that still happens.
@Dustydan47 It's also possible that you have an out-of-date Java installation which is (or was) used by something other than Vivaldi, and the pop-up is legit (I wouldn't trust it, though). If you're running Windows, open Control Panel, click on "Java" or "Java (32 bit)" and see if it is a version lower than Java 8 version 121. If it is, go to oracle.com and get the newest version.