I found the following on the Apple discussion boards related to the Java shutdown.
there is a "JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum" thats responsible for that behavior.
After running a
sudo /usr/libexec/PlistBuddy -c "Delete :JavaWebComponentVersionMinimum" /System/Library/CoreServices/CoreTypes.bundle/Contents/Resources/XProtect.meta. plist
This appears to kill the kill and reactivate Java.
J. Philip Bays
Emeritus Professor of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry and Physics
Saint Mary's College
Notre Dame, IN 46556