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How do I disable Java in my web browser?


This article applies to:
  • Platform(s): Macintosh OS X, Oracle Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Linux, SUSE Linux, Solaris SPARC, Solaris x86, Windows 10, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP
  • Browser(s) Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
  • Java version(s): 7.0, 8.0

Starting with Java Version 7 Update 10, a new security feature has been added to Java. Some web pages may include content or apps that use the Java plug-in, and these can now be disabled using a single option in the Java Control Panel.

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» Windows
» Mac OS X

Disable Java through the Java Control Panel

Enable Java

Note: The example shows Java Control Panel for Java 7 Update 11

  1. In the Java Control Panel, click on the Security tab.
  2. Deselect the check box for Enable Java content in the browser. This will disable the Java plug-in in the browser.
  3. Click Apply. When the Windows User Account Control (UAC) dialog appears, allow permissions to make the changes.
  4. Click OK in the Java Plug-in confirmation window.
  5. Restart the browser for changes to take effect.

RELATED INFORMATION

Disable the Java content in the browser

Internet Explorer

The only way to completely disable Java in Internet Explorer (IE) is to disable Java through the Java Control Panel as noted above.

Chrome

Chrome browser versions 42 and above. Starting with Chrome version 42 (released April 2015), Chrome has disabled the standard way in which browsers support plugins. More info


Firefox
  1. From the Firefox menu, select Tools, then click the Add-ons option
  2. In the Add-ons Manager window, select Plugins
  3. Click Java (TM) Platform plugin to select it
  4. Click Disable (if the button displays Enable then Java is already disabled)
Safari
  1. Choose Safari Preferences
  2. Choose the Security option
  3. Select Allow Plug-ins, then click on Manage Website Settings
  4. Click on the Java item, select Block from the pulldown list When visiting other websites
  5. Click Done, then close the Safari Preferences window

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