Well, I’ve been having problems with Java the last couple of weeks. No, I don’t want to install every point release. When I say “Do not update”, I really mean it. Seems Java’s hard of hearing. Despite unchecking the “Check for Updates Automatically” check box, it was still checking for updates and trying to install them. Turns out that Java’s Control Panel will only accept changes made by Administrators, so any changes you make will be quietly ignored.