|Control Panel >> Java|
Offers the user some configuration options, including the disabling of automatic updates if you prefer to update when it's convenient for you.
Also, under the Advanced tab > Java console, you can choose "Do not start console". You don't need the console unless you are familiar with debugging Java-related errors & you understand the geek-speak.
You can always re-enable the console if you get Java errors and you want more info about it.