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Preventing Java updates from installing Ask toolbar

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I found this tip on StackOverflow and wanted to mirror it here to go with my previous article on Java installs.

A Windows .reg file with

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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]
"SPONSORS"="DISABLE"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft]
"SPONSORS"="DISABLE"

will make the installer “just install”, no questions asked, and no toolbars sneaking in.

Some downloads: A premade .reg file, and the .reg file renamed to .txt (in case browsers/virus scanners prevent the previous download). Always verify the contents of .reg files before running them.

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