While it is popular and common to suggest that we should avoid installing Java if we’re security conscious – or at least not enable it in our browsers – sometimes that’s just not an option. For instance, the web application that I spend my days in needs Java to be fully functional.
Java upgrades are a drag. One of the worst aspects has been to remember to uncheck the current sponsor stuff. Nope, I don’t need an Ask Toolbar and I really don’t want MacAfee Security Center installed. Ever!
If you feel the same way, you will love this new option at the bottom of the Advanced tab in the Java Control Panel:
That’s pretty great. You can find the Java Control Panel in your Windows Control Panel. If running Windows 8 or 8.1 just hit the windows key and type Java Control and search will turn it up as well.