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 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft] "SPONSORS"="DISABLE" [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft] "SPONSORS"="DISABLE"
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 –
Double click on the registry file you made –
After clicking you will receive a message that the merge was successful –
Registry key after entry –