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Registry trick now fails to work for the Yahoo Search Engine update in Java 8 – was: Registry keys to prevent Java installs from adding sponsors (Ask/Google/Yahoo Toolbar, McAfee virus, etc) via: Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/20

Anyone who knows a trick to prevent Java 8 from installing the Yahoo search/toolbar in Chrome and Internet Explorer?

This trick used to work in the past, but fails as of Java 8:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]
"SPONSORS"="DISABLE"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft]
"SPONSORS"="DISABLE"
; http://windowsitpro.com/windows-server/how-do-i-place-comments-reg-file
; a semi-colon starts a comment line
; http://superuser.com/questions/549028/how-can-i-prevent-ask-com-toolbar-from-being-installed-every-time-java-is-update/562869#562869
; this switch not only disables the Ask.com toolbar installation and prompt, but disables all of the sponsors potentially bundled with the Auto-update setup/Online setup (Google toolbar, Yahoo toolbar, McAfee something, etc…)

–jeroen

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