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chimknee

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I have Java Runtime on my computer. If I do a test, it says Java is active. If I go into Tools, Internet options,security, custom Java VM is not on the the list of items shown. I checked my laptop and it has it. It comes right after Downloads. As a result, I can't disable Java from that list. Is there some way I can make it show up under Internet Options??
 
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JavaVM is what Microsoft called their version of Java and they had to stop providing it as the result of legal action by Sun.

It may show up in older versions of Windows, but not in XP/2000 (although limited support will be available for the MS version until the end of this year; http://www.microsoft.com/mscorp/java/default.mspx).

The only mention of Java I can find in the Internet Zone Custom settings of IE7 (on XP Home) is under 'Miscellaneous'/ 'Scripting' right at the foot of the list where it shows 'Scripting of Java applets'.
 

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Thanks TOGG. I see what you mean. My laptop has Xp prof on it and shows JavaVM. My desktop Shows the listing as you indicate. How would I disable Java if I wanted to?
 
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Assuming 'Script Java applets' is currently enabled I assume you need to select 'Disable' or 'Prompt'.

The difficulty is that, as well as the old MS version and Sun Java, there is also JavaScript, and all of them could be included in the general description 'Java' as referred to in IE and other places.

JavaScript, while similar to Sun Java, is not the same and was, originally, Netscape software, just like the Mozilla browser family. I read somewhere that JavaScript is so widely used in sites and web pages that, if it is disabled, a lot of stuff might not work properly. I don't know how true that is.
 
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