Uninstall Oracle Java using the Terminal
Note: To uninstall Java, you must have Administrator privileges and execute the remove command either as root or by using the sudo.
Remove one directory and one file (a symlink), as follows:
- Click on the Finder icon located in your dock
- Click on the Utilities folder
- Double-click on the Terminal icon (Note: if you have trouble locating this, you can click the Spotlight Search icon, the magnifying glass near the clock. Type Terminal and It should be the first result)
- In the Terminal window Copy and Paste the command below:
sudo rm -fr /Library/Internet\ Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin
sudo rm -fr /Library/PreferencePanes/JavaControlPanel.prefpane
sudo rm -fr ~/Library/Application\ Support/Java
Do not attempt to uninstall Java by removing the Java tools from /user/bin. This directory is part of the system software and any changes will be reset by Apple the next time you perform an update of the OS.