In web browsers, Java is a source of security flaws that allowed any attacker with knowledge to be able to execute code without our consent in our system. For this reason, the sites that use these applets are becoming less, we can save ourselves from having it macOS safer.
In this article, we will look at a way how to completely remove Java on your Mac.
Please note that if you use some web applications that require Java tools such as Cisco and many others, they may not work correctly or the application will inform you that you need to reinstall Java Tool Kit. Do not worry, you can always restore the work of Java if it becomes vital to you. Now move on to the deletion.
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Uninstall Java from Mac
Alas, Java tools do not have a launcher with the “Uninstall Java” button, and to completely remove the program you will need to tinker with the Terminal. Delete one directory and one file (symbolic link) by following these steps:
- Launch the Terminal;
- In the terminal window, perform Copy and Paste strings for the following commands in turn:
sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane
sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Oracle/Java
You should not try to remove Java from Mac by removing Java tools from the /usr/ bin directory. By its significance, this folder is part of the system software, so any changes will be undone during the next OS update. For the correct removal, use the instructions described above and nothing else.