Disable Java in Internet Explorer (IE)Interested in disabling Java in Internet Explorer?

Disabling Java in Internet Explorer is a wise choice if you don’t visit any websites that require the Java browser plugin. This especially rings true since Cisco’s 2014 Annual Security Report stated that Java was used in over 90% cyber-attacks in 2013.

If you’re one of those people that need Java on your PC to run specific applications, but not to visit Java-enabled websites, then it’s time you disable Java in Internet Explorer – and any other browser you have installed. After all, you wouldn’t want to fall victim to a cyber-attack that would’ve failed had you disabled the Java browser plug-in, right?

How to Disable Java in Internet Explorer

Disabling the Java plug-in for Internet Explorer is pretty easy:

  1. Open Internet Explorer & hit the ‘Alt’ button on your keyboard to display the menu bar.
  2. Go to Tools -> Manage Add-ons
  3. Find the Java plugin in the list
  4. Select it and click ‘Disable’
  5. Select ‘Disable’ again in the dialog prompt to confirm that you want to disable Java.
  6. Press ‘Close’

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:

  1. Start -> Control Panel
  2. Click ‘Uninstall a Program’ under Programs
  3. Find Java in the list of programs, click it and press ‘Uninstall’ at the top of the list.
  4. Click ‘Yes’ to confirm that you want to remove / uninstall Java.