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disabling Java?

Postby jems » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:55 pm

Hello, lots of articles/posts warning everyone about java, and encouraging people to disable it.

I've tried, and found the Tools/Add-ons/Plugins section. But I don't see "java".
However, if I visit one of those pages to test if Java is working, it returns:

"Java Version 1.6.0_24 from Sun Microsystems Inc."

So, no idea how to disable it.
What are everyone's thoughts on this, anyway?

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby jlahmeyer » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:22 pm

I was just wondering about this myself.

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby DrHu » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:51 pm

probably the eaiset way is simply rename the program, so that it doesn't run or work within any applications that use it, and you would then know which they are, they may not all be obvious..

Its (java disabling..) DOD warning because of a possible virus: java code manipulation.

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby jems » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:00 pm

So, rename /usr/bin/java to something?
I thought it had more to do with the plugins, ie: libjavaplugin_oji.so

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby TheDynamicHamza21 » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:24 pm

jems wrote:Hello, lots of articles/posts warning everyone about java, and encouraging people to disable it.

I've tried, and found the Tools/Add-ons/Plugins section. But I don't see "java".
However, if I visit one of those pages to test if Java is working, it returns:

"Java Version 1.6.0_24 from Sun Microsystems Inc."

So, no idea how to disable it.
What are everyone's thoughts on this, anyway?



In Firefox it's Preferences>Content> uncheck Enable Javascript
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Re: disabling Java?

Postby thegreatgazoo » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:27 pm

You can also uninstall icedtea, that's the plugin. Got the info from here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=119955

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby jems » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:37 pm

TheDynamicHamza21 wrote:
jems wrote:Hello, lots of articles/posts warning everyone about java, and encouraging people to disable it.

I've tried, and found the Tools/Add-ons/Plugins section. But I don't see "java".
However, if I visit one of those pages to test if Java is working, it returns:

"Java Version 1.6.0_24 from Sun Microsystems Inc."

So, no idea how to disable it.
What are everyone's thoughts on this, anyway?



In Firefox it's Preferences>Content> uncheck Enable Javascript


Well, that will disable Javascript. But what about java? :)

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Re: disabling Java?

Postby jems » Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:41 pm

thegreatgazoo wrote:You can also uninstall icedtea, that's the plugin. Got the info from here: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=119955

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Oh! There it is! I didn't think of that.
Thanks!

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How about disable IceTea in FireFox??

Postby windyweather » Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:54 pm

In FireFox - Menu Tools > Add Ons > Plugins Tab, then Disable IceTea.
Doesn't that disable the Java plugin in FireFox?
Someday, they might fix it. Or not. But that's easier than uninstalling it.

Works? Right?
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