Instructions to disable Java on Windows 7

January 11th, 20130 Comments »
Disable Java on your computer

To be safe, disable Java

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to disable Java to avoid any hacking attempts. Keep reading for easy instructions to disable Java on Windows 7

Apparently, there’s been a flaw found in Java that can leave your system susceptible.

Oracle Corp. which own Java, has not commented on the “flaw” discovered, however if the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising that Java be disabled, I’d recommend taking them at their word.

This is not the first time, nor will it be the last that exploits have been found.

Interestingly, Adam Gowdiak, a security expert who is known for finding Java exploits, says that every currently supported version of Java is vulnerable to a new exploit.

There has been talk of the Zero -day vulnerability for some time and it seems to have finally gone mainstream.

To protect your system, you want to disable Java.

Easy instructions to disable Java on Windows 7

The first thing to do is make sure you have Java installed.  You can do that in 2 ways.

  1. Go to the control panel.  Be sure to to click the drop-down arrow in the top right and view by small icons.  If you see Java, then it is installed.
  2. Go to Java.com and click on the link that says , “Do I have Java?”

If you do not have Java installed, you are done.

If you do have Java installed, you want to disable it.

The following instructions are for Windows 7 and Windows XP.

Go to the control panel as noted in Step 1.

Once there, click on the Java icon.

A window with tabs across the top will open.

Click the Java tab.

Un-check the first option which would be checked that says Enable Java in the browser.

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