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

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    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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