How to Disable / Remove the Java Plugin on your Browser

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    How to Disable / Remove the Java Plugin on your Browser

    Recently security researchers announced that there is vulnerability exploits found on the java application and plugins that you usually download to have access on some java required application over the web and desktop applications.

    with that findings they recommend to disable the java plugins and tools to prevent your system to being hacked and attempt of installing malicious access from any users, and because this is a cross platform, even your on a mac/linux and windows you are not safe so here is the video on how to disable it.

    Google Chrome and Canary

    1. type in to your browser chrome://plugins
    2. and look for the java plugins and click disable

    Mozilla Firefox and Aurora

    1. click the menu button located on the upper left corner of your browser and click addons
    2. then click plugins and look for the java plugin and click disable

    Opera

    1. Type in to your address bar opera:plugins
    2. and look for the java plugins and disable it

    Safari

    1. click the gear icon (settings) on the upper right corner of your browser
    2. click the security settings and uncheck the java enable

    Internet Explorer

    1. Press Alt + T and click Manage Plugins
    2. look for the java plugins and disable it

    additional for some system removal on registry

    1. Type WINDOWS + R and type regedit (approve UAC prompt if necessary). Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\{version}\UseJava2IExplorer and change (Default) to 0. 64-bit
    2. Windows users will need to change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Plug-in\{version}\UseJava2IExplorer to 0.
    3. Open Notepad (WINDOWS + R and type notepad) and paste the following code into it:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{8AD9C840-044E-11D1-B3E9-00805F499D93}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0000-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0001-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0001-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0002-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0002-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0003-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0003-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0004-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0004-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0005-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0005-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0006-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-0017-0006-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\ActiveX Compatibility\{CAFEEFAC-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-ABCDEFFEDCBA}]
    "Compatibility Flags"=dword:00000400

    save this as DisableJava.reg and open it and grant the changes that it applies
    your system now has disabled the plugins

    and also if you want to remove the Java software/application entirely on your system just goto your control panel and programs and applications and look for java and uninstall and reboot your computer and your good togo

    UPDATE:

    Oracle have posted the patch for this issue you must update your java to its latest version here

    additional reference

    nakedsecurity

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