How do you turn off Java on Safari on MBPr late 2013 running Mavericks 10.9.3?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Dec 21, 2014.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

    Apr 11, 2014
    I am trying to avoid malware, virus, spyware, trojan, etc etc etc

    Thanks in advance.
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

    Apr 23, 2011
    GVA, KUL, MEL (current), ZQN
    You could start by switching to Yosemite first.

    Keeping your OS up to date is the first thing in security. Even if it's at the expense of performance. Security trumps all.

    To disable Java, disable from its System Preference pane.
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    Most importantly, to be secure, you need to update to 10.9.5 and install the Security Updates (including Safari) which follow, and depend on, 10.9.5 being installed. 10.9.3 has actively exploited vulnerabilities (although they are unlikely to affect most home computers.)
    Java is almost certainly not enabled in the browser anyway at this point.

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