said by Mele20:
The more sensible answer would be to suggest that users keep Java unchecked in the Control Panel for both IE and nonActiveX browsers until they must use Java
one of the tabs I opened was to a site that uses Java and it started Java right up
maybe you need to disable "java"?
FYI, short of uninstalling "java", "USCert" recommends using "firefox" with the "noscript" addon:
"Use NoScript.. Using the Mozilla Firefox NoScript extension to whitelist web sites that can run scripts and access installed plugins will mitigate this vulnerability. See the NoScript FAQ for more information"..
similar to using "noscript", you could follow microsoft's recommendation to use high security-settings in IE and, then, "whitelist" some websites, as necessary, by adding them to IE's "trusted sites" zone..