Prevent Java updates from installing annoying toolbars

As of Java 7 update 67, administrators may request that future Java updates not install useless annoying browser toolbars (such as the Ask toolbar).

Java adware disableBy default, Oracle allows Java updates to install this junk. You must explicitly opt out:

  • Within Windows Control Panel, click on the Java applet.
  • Click on the Advanced tab.
  • Scroll down to the bottom of the sheet.
  • Beneath the Miscellaneous heading you’ll see “Suppress sponsor offers when installing or updating Java”.
  • Click on its check box. (By default, it will be unchecked.)
  • Click the Apply button.
  • Click the OK button.

You’re done.

I applaud Oracle for giving us this option. I’d give them a standing ovation if they’d add this junky Ask toolbar only if we opted in.

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© Russ Bellew · Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA · phone 954 873-4695


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