How many times have you install or simply updated your Java, only to be asked once again to install third part software such as the ask toolbar?

How many time have end users in your company also done this only to have the tool bar eat away at resources on their workstations or conflict with in house applications?

Well did you know, that in the Java Control Panel  there is a setting located under miscellaneous which allows you to suppress the sponsored offers when installing or updating new versing of Java.

How cool, now go and make that change.

While your at it, you could push out a registry change to all of your Active Directory to ensure this is in place:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft]
“SPONSORS”=”DISABLE”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft]
“SPONSORS”=”DISABLE”

For more info: https://www.java.com/en/download/faq/disable_offers.xml