Disable annoying Java Update notification

If you’re sick of getting prompted to update Java, or if you have some web application like Banner that requires a particular version, you can use a simple registry hack to disable notification of available updates.

  1. Open the Registry Editor by going to the Start button and typing in regedt32.
  2. Navigate through to the following key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
  3. Change the value of EnableAutoUpdateCheck to 0 and the value of EnableJavaUpdate to 0.

Java should no longer prompt you for the annoying updates.

23 comments

  1. Ralph Malph says:

    I am sick of these damn Java updates, that I get almost every single day, sometimes more than once a day. What gives, those A-Holes at Java got nothin better to do.

  2. Beodansk says:

    I wonder what they actually are: If you turn your router off, you still get the notification – so it is not a notification of an actual update – although Java would like you to presume so. Shame on you Sun!

  3. Nick says:

    Thanks!!!! I think it's not just enoying but disturbing, when I right-click on the icon, there is an option to disable it, but when you do and press "OK" it still will not go away.

    Anway, thanks for your post!!!

  4. vaskenhauri says:

    @Kat,

    Does Java appear in the Installed Programs section of your computer? If it does, you might try un-installing and re-installing Java, or just installing the latest version if there's nothing in the Programs list. Once you've done that, check the registry again and see if the folder is there.

  5. Oracle says:

    Hey guys, how about looking in your Control Panel and investigate the Java config just a little… you can turn it off by simply uncheck a box. No regedit needed.

  6. helix2301 says:

    Glad I was able to find this information. A client does not allow there users to install but there users kept getting the update notification on login. The notification was getting to be an annoyance for there users. I deployed this with GPO and everything is resolved. Thank You.

  7. dj says:

    Oh yeah.. tat’s so damn annoying…lol. I’m using Win-7 32bit with Java v.6.29

    I’v found Registry Java Update under:

    #HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\JavaFX

    >Frequency —- make it value ’0′

    >UpdateSchedule —- make it value ’0′

    >UpdateScheduleMinutes —- make it value ’0′

    #HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\1.6.0-29\MSI

    >AUTOUPDATECHECK —- make it value ’0′

    >JAVAUPDATE —- make it value ’0′

    #HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy

    >EnableJavaUpdate —- make it value ’0′

    >UpdateSchedule —- delete it

    Last One… delete the file:
    “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe”

    Hope it works :)

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