Uninstalling Javaws via KACE

Hi all,

Does anybody know a way to uninstall Oracle Java Web Start from all Mac devices via KACE?

Thanks in advance.

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Posted by: TheITNooB 2 months ago
Orange Belt

Interesting, I am looking at a spare Macbook (OS Mojave 10.14.6) I have that has never had Java installed and im thinking that this comes as a part of the OS for all Macs. We dont have any special configs on our macs when we lease/purchase them. 


/System/Library/CoreServices/Java Web Start.app

I dont think you would get charged for a license for that.

If you really wanted to remove it you could try running the sudo rm -rf command on that app location i posted. but i would advise not to delete it

Posted by: TheITNooB 2 months ago
Orange Belt

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From what I read it looks like Java Web Start is installed with your current version of Java JDK

Location for JDK installs are: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/

ex current latest version would be Java JDK 16: /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-16.jdk

ex to remove JDK 16 w/ Kace Online Shell Script

sudo rm -rf /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-16.jdk

If you are OK with removing all Java related installs from mac you can create an Online Shell Script for Macs

First 3 lines will remove Java JRE & java Control panel from system preferences. last line will remove Java JDK16. you would change that to the version/s you have install that you wish to remove

sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin

sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefPane

sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Oracle/Java

sudo rm -rf /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/jdk-16.jdk

  • Thanks mate. The only issue I've is that it came with the OS because it's under CoreServices (and it's signed by Apple). I didn't install Java JDK or JRE on those devices. And as an business I'm not sure whether we have to pay Oracle for a license, that's why I want to avoid the hustle altogether by removing Javaws - Gwin 2 months ago

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