Disable Java Automatic Updates

Take the following steps to disable automatic Java updates in Windows:

  1. Open Control Panel
  2. Open Java
  3. Select the Update Tab
  4. Uncheck the box marked “Check for Updates Automatically”
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click OK

In some situations, the Update Tab may not appear in the Java console.  Perform the following steps to enable the Update Tab:

  1. Open RegEdit
  2. Navigate to HKLM > Software > Javasoft > Java Update > Policy
  3. In the Policy Key create a DWORD called “EnableJavaUpdate,” and set the value to 1.

You should now be able to execute the steps noted earlier in this entry.

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