I would suggest that instead of disabling Java, just do what I did and uninstall it for good. For you Windows users:
- Start, then Control Panel, then Uninstall a Program
- Give it a few seconds to populate its list, then scroll down and find Java. It probably actually says something along the lines of "Java update x.x". The Publisher should be Oracle.
- Double-click on it and follow the directions to finish uninstalling it.