Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 26

Annoying crapware on Java Updates (a.k.a. Ask.com toolbar)

Tired of this annoying ask.com toolbar being installed every time Java gets updated? Here’s the solution: Open a notepad, copy-and-paste this code and save it on a file called “disable_java_sponsors.reg”.   Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft] “SPONSORS”=”DISABLE” [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft] “SPONSORS”=”DISABLE”   Then double-click on the new file, answer “yes” to the question about merging the …

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