How to Disable Java in Chrome

Oracle's Java scripting language has been the target of quite a few security attacks. In fact, the United States Department of Homeland Security has sometimes warned people to disable it.'s how you can disable Java in the Chrome browser: 

  1.  Open Chrome (naturally)

  2.  Click the Chrome Menu (hamburger menu at top right) and select Settings

  3. Click Show Advanced Settings at the bottom of that window.

  4. Scroll to the Privacy section and click Content Settings

  5. Scroll down to Plug-ins and click "Disable Individual Plugins"

  6.  Find the Java plugin on the list and click the link that reads "Disable".

  7. Restart Chrome

It may be that you'll find important sites for you that won't work with Java disabled. If that happens, you'll probably have to re-enable Java by following the steps above and re-enabling. If you DON'T have a problem with sites, however, you're probably going to be safer in the long run by just leaving Java disabled permantently.

You may even want to consider uninstalling Java from your machine entirely if you determine you don't need it.


To uninstall Java from your Windows machine go to Control Panel find "Add/Remove Programs" (or click "Uninstall a program" on newer versions of Windows) and find "Java" on the program list. Select it and click "Uninstall".


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