Who would install a toolbar, much-less one for Ask?
C A N C E L
As a Java developer, after much thought and deliberation, I can honestly say: fuck Oracle.
ELI5: Why does such a BSD organization like Oracle have need for such spammy adware on download, especially for such a pervasive language like Java?
**YOU CAN DISABLE THIS PROMPT ENTIRELY**
I set the registry key in Group Policy Preferences for my clients. If you go into the advanced settings of Java and scroll all the way to the bottom you can 'Disable Sponsor Offers'. Just check the box and you're done. Haven't seen it come up again.
That setting corresponds to a registry key in HKCU
Then create a REG_SZ for `install.disable.sponsor.offers` and set it to `true`
Reference - https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/disable_offers.xml
It was really hidden in the ToS. You know, under "Important Nuclear Obligations"
Ah, so it was an older family member who was responsible for testing the missile alert system.
My missile alert button is bigger than yours.