Is It Time To Disable Java™?

Uninstalling Java on a Windows computer:
  1. Click “Start” then click “Control Panel”.

  2. Click “Programs and Features”.

  3. Locate “Java” and select it in the program list then right-click on it and select “Uninstall”.

     

     

     

     

  4. Click “Yes” to uninstall the program.

     

     

     

     

Disabling Java in Internet Explorer:

  1. Launch Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the “Tools” drop-down menu (press ALT+T if the tools menu is not visible) then select “Manage Add-ons”.

     

     

     

     

  3. Select “Toolbars and Extensions” under the “Add-on Types” section and set the “Show:” filter to “All add-ons”.

     

     

     

     


     

  4. Select “Java” from the list and click “Disable”.

     

     

     

     

Disabling Java in Google Chrome:

  1. Launch Google Chrome and type “chrome://plugins” in the address bar.

     

     

     

     

  2. Locate the “Java Plug-in” and click “Disable”.

     

     

     

     

Disabling Java in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Launch Mozilla Firefox and click the “Firefox” drop-down menu then select “Add-ons”.

     

     

     

     

  2. Choose “Plugins”.

     

     

     

     

  3. Select the “Java Plug-in” and click “Disable”. 

     

     

     

     

        

Disabling Java in Apple Safari:

  1. Launch Safari and select “Preferences” from the Safari menu.

     

     

     

     

  2. Choose the “Security” tab and uncheck the checkbox labeled “Enable Java”.

     

     

     

     

Disabling Java in Opera:

  1. Launch Opera and type “opera:plugins” in the address bar.

     

     

     

     

  2. Locate the “Java Plug-in” and click “Disable”.

     

     

     

     

If you choose to keep Java plug-ins active on your system because a website requires it, you need to be certain that you always have the latest version of Java installed. If your system is set up correctly, you’ll get notifications in the system tray that a new version is ready to install.

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1 http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/whatis_java.xml
2, 3, 4 http://www.java.com/en/about/
5 http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/alert-cve-2013-0422-1896849.html
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8 thoughts on “Is It Time To Disable Java™?”

    1. @aac9929fa29b0ee1bdb21956447d40fb:disqus There could be many reasons for choppy video playback! Try the following:

      1. Try disabling unnecessary plug-ins/add-ons.
      2. Update the Java plug-in and Adobe flash player to latest version
      2. Switch to a different web browser( may be Google Chrome?) and check if the issue persists.

    1. @jacob0russell:disqus Adobe Flash Player is what you usually need in order to watch online videos on most of the video streaming websites, such as YouTube, Hulu, etc.

  1. Now, if only I could stop my mom from freaking out everytime she sees javaSCRIPT…

    Yes, I know it sounds the same. So do ‘butter’ and ‘gutter’, but I wouldn’t put the latter on a sandwich!

  2. In the same way, when cybercriminals discovered the security flaw in Java plug-ins, they started exploiting it to infect computers and fulfill their malicious intents.

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