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How to temporarily disable Java

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is advising people to temporarily disable the Java software on their computers to avoid potential hacking attacks.

 

Here's how:

Chrome

Type "chrome://plugins" into your address bar.
Choose Java "Java" and click below it where it says "Disable" in blue.
Close your browser completely.
Open again

Safari

Choose "Safari" and then "Preferences" on the taskbar
Choose "Security"
Click on "Enable Java" (so that the box is unchecked)
Close your browser completely
Open again

Internet Explorer 8, 9, and 10

Go to the "Tools" menu and choose the "Manage Add-ons."
Look at the left and select "Show:" then "All Add-ons."
Keep scrolling down under the groups looking for "Oracle"
You want to disable everything under Oracle by clicking on the box / diable button
Close your browser
Open again

Firefox

Go to the "Tools" menu and select "Add-ons"
Choose the "Plug-ins".
Scroll the list on the right-hand side of the screen - you are looking for  Java
Click the "Disable" button on the right.
Close your browser
Open again

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