Java security setting

This morning, for reasons unknown to me, my security settings changed.  I can no longer open some java-based applications.  Argh! I hate Mondays 🙁  This is how my computer greeted me when I tried to launch a java based remote connection tooljava post 1

So here is the fix.  The first place I looked was in Internet Explorer tools

IE-> IE tools (gear icon in top right of IE window)-> Internet Options-> Security-> Custom level-> Here I reviewed  the settings and made a few changes to allow everything to download but prompt.  It did not resolve the issue.

The fix is in Java (Control Panel-> Java).  Go to the security tab and drop the settings down to medium.  Presto!  Back to the internets