Disabling Java

Protect Your Computer from Java Vulnerabilities

If you don't use web applications that require Java (e.g., VPN, Banner ERP, Nolij), then you should disable Java in all browsers following the instructions below. If you need Java, to minimize risk from recent Java vulnerabilities, LTS recommends the two browser solution. 

  1. Choose your primary web browser that you use for everyday web browsing and disable Java following the instructions below. 
  2. Only use web applications that require Java in your secondary web browser.

Disabling Java


  1. In the address bar, type chrome://plugins, then press the Return (or Enter) key.
  2. In the Plugins panel, find the Java (TM) plugin, then click Disable.
  3. Close and restart the browser to enable the changes.

Note: Alternatively, you can access the Plug-ins settings by typing about:plugins in the browser address bar.


  1. In the address bar, type about:addons, then press the Return (or Enter) key.
  2. In the Add-ons Manager window, select Plugins.
  3. Click Java (TM) Platform plugin to select it.
  4. Click Disable (if the button displays Enable, then Java is already disabled, and you don’t need to do anything else).


  1. Select Safari > Preferences.
  2. Select Security.
  3. Deselect Enable Java.
  4. Close Safari Preferences window.

Internet Explorer

There is no way to completely disable Java specifically in IE.

Credit: Our colleagues at Kenyon College

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