So, you’re looking to disable Java in Chrome, huh?
That’s not surprising, especially when you take into account that Java exploits were used in over 90% of cyber-attacks in 2013. Cybercriminals often target Java browser plug-ins because they’re often outdated and/or vulnerable.
A number of computer users need Java to run specific applications on their computer. However, they may not always need the Java plug-in to be enabled in their web browser(s). If you’re one of those users and Chrome is your favorite browser of choice, here are the simple instructions to disable the Java plug-in for Chrome.
How to Disable Java in Chrome
- Type: “chrome://plugins” in the Chrome web address bar and hit Enter.
- Find Java in the list and click ‘Disable’
- Restart Chrome.
That’s it! You’re done.
Need to Disable the Java Plugin in Other Browsers?
Click the link to view the instructions for the specific browser you wish to disable Java in:
How to Remove / Uninstall Java from Your Computer
If Java isn’t needed to run specific applications, or if you don’t visit any websites that require Java then you may be better off completely removing it from your computer.
Uninstalling / removing Java can be done the same way as any other program:
- Start -> Control Panel
- Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under Programs
- Find Java in the list of programs, click it and press ‘Uninstall’ at the top of the list.
- Click ‘Yes’ in the dialog window asking you to confirm that you want to uninstall Java.