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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
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’