Potential Security Flaw: How to Disable Java in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers?


    An unpatched hole in the Java runtime environment was found by researchers at Security Explorations recently. This has prompted many users to disable Java until a patch is released by Oracle. Although no malware which exploits the flaw has been documented, users can avoid potential risks by disabling Java in their favorite browsers. Here is a tutorial on how to disable Java in browsers like Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari. 


    Disabling Java in Internet Explorer 9

    Step 1: Open IE9

    Step 2: Click on the gear icon at the top right corner of the browser window

    Step 3: After than hit the button Manage Add-ons

    Step 4: Click on Toolbars and Extensions

    Step 5: Select the Java entry which you want to disable

    Step 6: Click on Disable button present at the bottom right corner of the window 

    Potential Security Flaw: How to Disable Java in IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers?


    When you restart the browser a new window will appear informing you that the Java add-on is ready for use. You should click on ‘Don’t Enable’ to prevent Java from loading by itself. 

    Disabling Java in Firefox

    Step 1: Open Firefox browser

    Step 2: Click on Tools

    Step 3: Click on Add-ons. This will open Add-ons Manager

    Step 4: Click on Plugins which will displayed on the left side of the window

    Step 5: Find the Java plugin from the list

    Step 6: Click on Disable adjacent to the entry 

    Disabling Java in Google Chrome

    Step 1: Open Google Chrome browser

    Step 2: Type “chrome://plugins” in the address bar and hit Enter

    Step 3: Trace the Java plugin from the list displayed

    Step 4: Click on Disable below the entry to disable Java 

    Disabling Java in Safari


    Step 1: Open Safari browser

    Step 2: Click on Safari

    Step 3: Select Preferences

    Step 4: Click on the Security tab

    Step 5: Uncheck the box adjacent to ‘Enable Java’


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