It will stay active if you close the window, and take another look.(EDIT: Since we now also have Windows 7 I can add that the problem also exists here, and is solved the same way.) But…x86 Java stores the setting that you need to disable updates in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432Node Java Soft Java Update Policy in 64-bit Windows.
The registry entry is named Enable Java Update and is a DWORD value that defaults to 1 for the update functionality to be enabled.
Read this answer in context Your above posted system details show outdated plugin(s) with known security and stability risks.You can uninstall Java(TM) 6 Update 51 by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line Msi /X.Keep in mind that you might be prompted for admin rights.x86 Java stores the setting that you need to disable updates in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432Node Java Soft Java Update Policy in 64-bit Windows.I've read a few things about messing with registry edits, but really don't want to start with that.Here’s what it looks like in the Registry with updates enabled: You could set this manually, but there’s actually a much easier way to do this in Group Policy.