How to disable Java in your browser on Windows, Mac Summary: Amid a serious security flaw in the latest version of Java 7, where even the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has warned users to disable the plug-in, here's how you do it. By Zack Whittaker for Zero Day | January 13, 2013 -- 20:18 GMT (12:18 PST) Follow @zackwhittaker Previous | Next Image 2 of 10 Windows: Step 2 Once you are at the Control Panel: Go to Java (32/64-bit) and this will load up the appropriate settings. Topics: Security, Oracle Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.