Agreed, I wish Java would die a very horrible and torturous death. (very slowly)
But I'm forced basically by state law in our organization to have it ready to use on most of our machines to run state tests.
So until Pearson's idiot developers pull their head out of their asses and stop using it in all their education products I'm stuck with this crap.
First thing first grab a thick Windows Server 2008 or 2012 book from Microsoft Inside OUT and walk over to your system administrator and wack him on the back side of the head with it!
Then proceed to open the chapter on creating Group Policy Objects? disable java in internet zone under internet options in the control panel. Then create another one to enable java scripting in the intranet zone and add Pearson's to this. DONE.
It is negligence to run this on the web and any system administrator worth his salt under has it enabled for trusted zone sites or intranet sites. Safe, secure, and works with old crud.
IE has it's advantages at work over Chrome. One of them is managing ancient insecure crud and this is where is it useful over Chrome.