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How to Delete the Java Plug-in from Internet Explorer If It Remains After an Uninstall (Doc ID 2068702.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 01, 2023

Applies to:

Java SE JDK and JRE - Version 7 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)


Sometimes an older version of the Java Plug-in remains in Internet Explorer (IE) after an upgrade or install when a PC is shared by users. This document explains how to remove the Plug-in from the Add-Ons manager for IE.

A new version of the Java Plug-in will not be installed if there is an existing version of the Java Plug-in present in a browser during an installation or upgrade.


  • Microsoft's Announcement about IE11 go out of support. 
  • Starting Microsoft Edge version 77 or later, the user can configure the browser to run in IE mode thus enabling Java Plug-in to work.
  • Option for customers to move to MS Edge with IE Mode:



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