Java has recently been under severe criticism by security experts for many of the vulnerabilities that it exposes your system to. Many of the security companies like ESET are suggesting that you disable the Java plugin in your web browsers to prevent a potential hacker from attacking your system through these known or unknown vulnerabilities. Even though Oracle has patched all the known security holes, some experts are still not sure if you should enable Java soon. If you want to disable Java in all your installed web browsers, then you can follow these easy steps:
- Open Windows Control Panel. In Windows XP, Vista and 7, you can open it from the Start Menu. In Windows 8, you can press Win + X and select Control Panel to open it.
- In the Control Panel window, search for Java using the search box in the top-right corner text box. Click on the Java icon that shows up in the search results.
- This would open the Java Control Panel window. In this window select the Security tab. Then un-check the checkbox that says Enable Java content in the browser.
- Click on the OK button to save the changes. You will be notified that you need to close all the web browsers and restart them in order for the changes to have effect. After this Java would be disabled in all your web browsers.