Java Updater

The Java Update is a feature that keeps your computer up-to-date automatically with the latest Java releases, see [1]. Installing the Java Runtime Environment automatically installs the Java Update feature. The Java Update feature connects to java.com at a scheduled time and checks to see if there is an update available.

Known Update Targets

Official Ways for Disabling

Oracle provides an official way to disable Java updates for current user, see [1].

Support by Update Freezer

Update Freezer disables/enables Java updates for all users in the system (globally). It modifies two registry values:

in the following registry keys:

Both 32-bit and 64-bit Java supported.

Note: If Java update is disabled globally then Update tab is not available in Java Control Panel.

Drawbacks of Update Freeze

By disabling automated updates you have a risk to stay unprotected from vulnerabilities covered by regular maintenance updates of software.


  1. What is Java Update?
  2. Why are the Java update settings not saved in the Java control panel?