Apparently java 7 update 25 has some bugs that prevent it from running normally.
I keep getting the error saying that it is out of date.
At first I thought it was FF, but chrome had the same problem.
I am going to uninstall update 25 and install update 21.
I think that should fix it.
Nvm, I just uninstalled all my versions of java , old and new. and reinstalled j7u25.
it seems to be working