Interested in disabling Java in Firefox?
If you don’t visit any websites that require the Java browser plugin, then disabling Java in Firefox is a good idea. This especially rings true since Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report stated that Java was used in over 90% cyber-attacks in 2013.
Disabling Java in Firefox is your best bet if you need Java to run specific applications on your PC, but don’t visit any sites that need it. So, without further ado..
How to Disable Java in Firefox
Disabling the Java plug-in for Firefox is pretty easy. (Not sure if the Java plugin is out of date? Check your plug-ins on Mozilla’s website.)
- Click the orange Firefox menu & select ‘Add-ons’
- Click the ‘Plugins’ tab if it’s not already open.
- Find the Java plug-in & click ‘Disable’
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:
Don’t Need Java? Uninstall It From Your PC!
If you don’t run any applications or visit websites that require Java, then why not completely remove / uninstall it from your system? Uninstalling / removing Java from your computer 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’ to confirm that you want to remove / uninstall Java.