Disable Java, Dept of Homeland Security suggests

With 86 known vulnerabilities the Department of Homeland Security is advising all Americans to temporarily disable Java 7 software, commonly used in Web browsers. Oracle plans to release a patch to fix these 86 vulnerabilities but until then this is your best bet. If you really feel the need you can uninstall java completely. Although we don’t recommend this as some apps and games run purely on Java, such as one of our favorites, Minecraft.


Type “chrome://plugins” into your address bar. This will bring up the options tab. Find the list item that reads just plain “Java” and click below it where it says “Disable”. Close your browser.


Hit control and comma simultaneously (⌘-,). Click on “Security” on the top row of the new window. Uncheck the box that says “Enable Java” if its checked. Close your browser.

Internet Explorer 8,9, and 10

Select the “Tools” menu and then select “Manage Add-ons.” Go to the left of the window that opens up and then in the drop-down box below with the heading “Show:” select “All Add-ons.” Scroll down the list on the right of the window until you find a subheading under the category “Group” that reads “Oracle America, Inc.” Select each item and disable it with the “Disable” button in the bottom right-hand corner of the window. Close your browser.


Go to the “Tools” menu and select “Add-ons” Select “Plug-ins” on the left-hand side of the new tab that shows up. Scroll the list on the right-hand side of the screen until you find an item that reads “Java (TM) Platform.” Click the “Disable” button on the right. Close your browser.

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