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How to stop Java update?

By Healer ·
I unchecked the options of "Check for Updates Automatically" on the Java control Panel and then clicked on "OK". However every time I opened the Java Control Panel again, the option of "Check for Updates Automatically" still remained checked.

Then I went to select "Never Auto-Download" under JRE Auto-Download on the Advanced tab. It seemed to have done the similar job.

I still wonder why I can't have the option of "Check for Updates Automatically" remain unchecked. This scenario seems to occur on all Windows operating systems.

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Try

by santeewelding In reply to How to stop Java update?

"msconfig" in Run for the recalcitrant. "Services", too. There are also any number of third-party apps to squelch what offends thee.

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Java service had been disabled.

by Healer In reply to Try

I did disable the Java service. Is that all what I need to do? Don't I still need to ensure that the option of "Check for Updates Automatically" be remained unchecked?

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and if turning off

by Jaqui In reply to How to stop Java update?

java update doesn't work
completely uninstall java.
it's a garbage language that shouldn't be used anyway.

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Some functions of

by Healer In reply to and if turning off

some applications and of some web sites do need the Java Runtime to work.

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If you are using

by santeewelding In reply to Some functions of

A Mozilla-based browser, like Firefox (which I do), the NoScript add-on allows you to throttle Java scripts at will with the option, "Temporarily allow all this page".

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Hold up now, pardner

by seanferd In reply to If you are using

It is best to know that Java and Javascript are no relation.

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Hide

by santeewelding In reply to Hold up now, pardner

Nailed to wall.

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I do know the difference

by Healer In reply to Hold up now, pardner

between Java and JavaScript. I know most web sites use JavaScript and some do use Java as well. I have designed some web sites that involve both languages.

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I had used the NoScript add-on

by Healer In reply to If you are using

with the FireFox. However, I have found it so inconvenient that I eventually disabled or uninstalled it because most web sites use JavaScript.

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A couple possibilites.

by seanferd In reply to How to stop Java update?

Although I've had some trouble keeping one or another Java function from auto-starting (because the settings seem to go back to the defaults with every update), I've always been able to kill them. Unfortunately, I'm stuck on a laptop with no Java installed for reference because the cable for my keyboard died, I believe you have found the three important bits to kill. (You might want to kill the Java quick start service, too.)

You might have a registry permissions problem (setting doesn't save) even if you are the Administrator. Or, you might have security-type software that thinks it knows better than you about having auto update turned on (setting get changed back).

The Sysinternals Autoruns app can help here, maybe by exposing a setting or by showing where you might not have have permissions to change a setting somehow.

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