Stop sponsors and toolbars with Java Updates

Tired of seeing sponsors and toolbars come in with Java updates?  Here’s a quick solution that can help prevent you from inadvertently installing a toolbar with your Java update.

Open Notepad and copy the following information into the blank document –

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



Click on File, Save As, navigate to the desktop, select file type to all. Now save the file as NoSponsors.reg.
This will create a registry file to enter a sponsors key that will prevent sponsors from being installed.

Registry before –

initial key

Double click on the registry file you made –

key to merge

After clicking you will receive a message that the merge was successful –



Registry key after entry –


About TCAT Shelbyville IT Department

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology - is one of 46 institutions in the Tennessee Board of Regents System, the seventh largest system of higher education in the nation. This system comprises six universities, fourteen community colleges, and twenty-six Applied Technology Colleges.
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