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How to disable the Java web plug-in in Internet Explorer

INTRODUCTION
Java is a unique form of extensibility because it can be invoked in the following two ways:
  • By using anapplet element
  • By using anobject element that has a CLSID of a Java virtual machine (JVM)
These two invocation methods are subject to different security controls. This Knowledge Base Article contains an easy fix solution  to disable the Java web plug-in from being loaded through these controls. The easy fix solution will also disable the Java Network Launching Protocol (JNLP) handler.
More information
Customers can disable the Java web plug-in in Internet Explorer by installing the appropriate easy fix solution in this article. The easy fix solution uses the Application Compatibility Shim infrastructure. Every time that Internet Explorer is loaded, a library will be injected that will block all the instances that try to load the Java web plug-in.

The easy fix solution also contains a procedure that disables the JNLP handler by changing the Windows registry. 

Important

This easy fix solution performs procedures that will change the system’s configuration and the registry. Although no issues are expected while you are installing the easy fix solution, we suggest that you to create a restore point and perform a backup of the registry before you run the solution. Then, you can restore the computer’s system files and the registry if a problem occurs.

For more information about how to create a restore point, click the following articles:
948247 How to set a system restore point in Windows XP
For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To disable the Java web-plugin in Internet Explorer automatically, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.
  • You must restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
Disable the Java web-plugin

How to undo the changes

To restore the Java web-plugin in Internet Explorer and the JNLP handler, click the Download button. In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the easy fix wizard.  
  • You must restart Internet Explorer for the changes to take effect.
  • This wizard may be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for other language versions of Windows.
  • If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the easy fix solution to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem.
Restore the Java web-plugin
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Article ID: 2751647 - Last Review: 01/14/2016 01:30:00 - Revision: 4.0

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