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How to disable Java for Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, or Opera [Guide]

If you are fed up with Java’s security vulnerabilities [1] but are not willing to completely uninstall Java from your computer [2], a potential middle ground is disabling Java in your browser [3]. This guide shows you how to disable Java [4] in Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, and Opera.

Table of Contents

How to Remove Java From Firefox

To uninstall Java for Firefox [10], do the following:

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You know you have done it right when it says “(disabled)” by the name of both plugins:

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You can close Add-ons Manager when you are finished. You do not have to restart Firefox for the changes to take affect.

How to Remove Java From Chrome

To uninstall Java for Google Chrome [15], do the following:

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You know you have been successful at disabling Java in Chrome when “Java” is grayed out and it has “(Disabled)” by its name:

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You can close the Plug-ins and Settings windows when you are finished. You do not have to restart Chrome for the changes to take affect.

How to Remove Java From Internet Explorer

To uninstall Java for Internet Explorer [20], do the following:

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For Internet Explorer 7 and Internet Explorer 8 users, Manage Add-ons is found under “Tools”. For Internet Explorer 9 and 10 users, Manage Add-ons is in the menu that appears when you click on gear icon.

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You know you have been successful when the “Status” for both says “Disabled”:

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You can close the Manage Add-ons windows when you are finished. You do not have to restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take affect.

How to Remove Java From Opera

To uninstall Java for Opera [25], do the following:

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Scroll down the list until you find “Java Deployment Toolkit” and “Java(TM) Platform SE”, and click “Disable” for both:

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You know you are successful when both plug-ins are grayed out and “Disable” changes to “Enable”:

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You can close the plug-ins windows when you are finished. You do not have to restart Opera for the changes to take affect.

Conclusion

You use programs on your computer that require Java, so you are unable to completely uninstall it [2]. While it won’t keep you as safe as completely uninstalling Java, disabling Java in your browser is the second best thing. Enjoy!