How do I disable Java in my web browser?

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thunderbird
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How do I disable Java in my web browser?

Post by thunderbird » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:57 pm

US-CERT recommended Internet users disable Java in browsers. US-CERT is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

See topic:
http://www.pcworld.com/article/2025137/ ... ploit.html

http://www.java.com/en/download/help/di ... rowser.xml

A fix for this problem is reported to be in place next Tuesday?????

Since to be able to safely use Java, an update or reinstall will be required, I just uninstalled Java from all of my computers. Once a corrected/protected version of Java is released, I will just download and install that latest version of Java at that time.

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Re: How do I disable Java in my web browser?

Post by mike_b » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:10 pm

I did the same thing yesterday and uninstalled Java from my computer. The web sites I regularly visit don't use Java, so not having it hasn't affected me.

thunderbird
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Re: How do I disable Java in my web browser?

Post by thunderbird » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:26 pm

Just a note:
The Phonepower Speedtest application, at: http://speedtest.phonepower.com/ used quite often to detect Modem and Internet problems, is one of the programs that require Java.

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focuspuller
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Re: How do I disable Java in my web browser?

Post by focuspuller » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:56 pm

Just go into tools/add ons in your browser and disable...no need to uninstall.
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