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Archive for June 2nd, 2014

Registry keys to prevent Java installs from adding sponsors (Ask/Google/Yahoo Toolbar, McAfee virus, etc) via: Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/06/02

One of the reasons I quit Java development a while ago is that for years, each and every Java client update on Windows wants to install “add-ons” like Ask/Google/Yahoo toolbars, McAfee viruses, etc.

Many people have complained about it, just to name a few and show an on-line petition against it:

There are many cumbersome ways around it:

Though suited for corporate installs, all of those are impractical when your friends keep calling “hey, how do I get rid of these toolbars” and you cannot control their complete install process.

Super User user Danilo Roascio made my day when wanting to get rid of that behaviour.

His registry way to prevent those installs is way easier!

It not only disables the installs of any sponsored add-on, the Java update does not even show the checkbox any more (so the install process is shorter).

This is what he answered: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Development, Java, Power User, Software Development | 5 Comments »

 
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