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Control panel used to have a tab for disabling java update. Now it disappeared and I can't stop the java updates notifications that drive me crazy. How do stop them?
 

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Thanks. Although I don't know much about computers I could understand your instructions. The problem is, I did exactly as you said but java updates notifications keep coming back. How to stop them?
 

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Try updating Java? :D

It's actually relatively important that you do so. Since it is a very popular piece of software, there are a lot of viruses/malware/exploitations of the software. Updating it will increase your security, as well as make sure you're up-to-date with any new features, etc.
 

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Control panel used to have a tab for disabling java update. Now it disappeared and I can't stop the java updates notifications that drive me crazy. How do stop them?
Go to Control Panel - Java.

Click Update(tab).

Remove the checkmark in "Check for updates automatically".

Click Apply - OK and ignore the warning.

Also, remove the checkmark in jusched - per post #2.

Click Apply - OK/Close - Restart.

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Click Update(tab).
There is no Update tab.

What version of Java do you have? You might need to uninstall your old versions before getting the latest one.
I have the latest java 6, not before it sneakily install the yahoo toolbar I had to get rid of. This java is becoming more and more like a virus. I hate this.
 

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There is definitely something wrong if you don't see that 'Update' option. You didn't actually specify the exact version of Java that you have. Go here http://www.javatester.org/version.html and click on the box at the top of the page to check your current version (it should be 1.6.0_23).

Whichever version you have, it is possible to survive without having Oracle Java installed unless you play online games that need it, or you know that you have a program that requires Java (as opposed to JavaScript) to run properly. You could go as far as to try uninstalling Java to see which, if any, of the programs you use regularly are affected.
 

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It's definitely weird that the Java applet doesn't have an "Update" tab. :confused:

One of the first things that I do after updating to a newer version is to go into the "Update" tab and turn off the automatic updating feature.

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It's definitely weird that the Java applet doesn't have an "Update" tab. :confused:

One of the first things that I do after updating to a newer version is to go into the "Update" tab and turn off the automatic updating feature.

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Need to login with Admin rights to see the "Update" tab.
 

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What OS are you using
There is NO update tab in java in W7 ( and I think it has been removed in vista as well)

Java is about the most compromised add on that exists so it is vital to update it regularly and there si a very smalll safety window between a new version beinmg released and exploits being released for oldr versions. Don't take the chance & update automatically as soon as teh "annoying" alert happens

The alert is designed to be annoying so you uopdate for your own protection

I get absolutely fed up with cleaning infected computers for users who have refused to update becasue they couldn't be bothered to or turned off update alerts because they were annoying

it is even more annoying & time consuming to format & reinstall the system becasue of a difficult or impossible to fix infection, that could have been easily prevented
 

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Perhaps it is only 64 bit they have removed the update tab from, but it is a common complaint around the net of update tab missing in W7
 

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Yes it is a 64 bit issue
If you install both 32 bit & 64 bit java ( on a 64 bit computer) then the 64 bit control panel appears & that has no update tab or autoupdate
If you only install 32 bit java then the update tab appears as only the 32 bit control panel is installed
 

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Thanks for that little tidbit of information. I've only worked on one Windows 7(64-bit) computer, so I never noticed that.

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