Prevent java 6 from updating

You can disable Java updates through the registry (either directly or through GPP or scripts) by altering a few registry values.

Note that this does not prevent the updater from running, so you will still get an UAC prompt as the updater is started.

Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature".

Since I have updated firefox I now get automatic updates, as I have a poor/slow connection and because I simply do NOT want updates automatically installed I want to find out how to turn off this annoying"feature". At the top of the Firefox window, click on the Firefox button (Tools menu in Windows XP) and then click Options.

I've downloaded it at File Hippo and do NOT want these updates to happen after that. I've downloaded it at File Hippo and do NOT want these updates to happen after that. This new (version) updates from firefox is really really annoying.

Most of our administrative departments run an older software that wants an older version of Java, If the user is prompted or it auto updates, they unaware click on it and then the application is broken.

I could not agree with you more, but unfortunately I have no choice.

Note that the registry changes above alone are not enough to prevent the Java updater from running.

To prevent it from starting, and subsequently preventing the famous UAC prompt from appearing, follow the next step.

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