Keeping Java updated without installing the Ask toolbar

Not only does the Oracle Java installer for Windows come with a useless toolbar from Ask, it is not enough to uncheck it at installation time. With every Java update you get, which you are recommended to install, you will be ‘ask’ed again and it is checked by default. I can count on myself to uncheck it every time, but non IT-savvy people are very likely to leave it checked, as I have noticed many times at friends and family and even small businesses that don’t have local admins or policies in place like large companies do.

According to SuperUser.com, there is a way to turn this behavior off. I have just applied the solution to my system, and happily awaiting the next Java update to see how it works.

[Ad. 22-07] It works. 🙂

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I am Maarten, owner of and chief software developer for Shiftkey software development from The Netherlands. I will be writing mainly about things I run into when programming in C# or Delphi.

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