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Should I remove Charter Browser Updater?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
59% remove it41% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,686
United States Rank #18,186
Reach 0.0035%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.83 days
378.42 days >
Average installed length: 198.83 days

Charter Browser Updater

What is Charter Browser Updater?

As part of the installation process the publisher may offer changes to your Internet Browser settings. These changes if approved by you can be reconfigured by you at any time from the options dialog available on your Internet Browser. Such changes may include the following:
- The homepage of your Internet Browser
- The default search engine in your Internet Browser's built-in search box
- The page displayed when opening a new tab


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 22.19 MB (23,266,292 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Charter Communications
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_02\bin
Uninstaller: C:\Windows\system32\javaws.exe -uninstall
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 22.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Charter Browser Updater

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U2
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Additional files:
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U2 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • ioser12.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • jawt.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U2' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jusched.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunJavaUpdateSched' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_02\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_02\jre\bin\java.exe'.
Network connections
  • javaw.exe connects to (port 1640).
  • javaw.exe connects to extvmcentral16.senvid.net ( port 1901).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:86.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000377887%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001915%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001864%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:4.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:6.82 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Charter Browser Updater?

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Or, you can uninstall Charter Browser Updater from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Charter Browser Updater, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Charter Browser Updater.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 59%
Keep it 41%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows Vista 26.53%
Windows XP 22.45%
Windows 8 8.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.92%
Windows Vista Home Basic 14.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 6.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.56%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Toshiba 8.89%
Gateway 6.67%
Acer 4.44%
American Megatrends 4.44%
Sony 2.22%
Lenovo 2.22%
Intel 2.22%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 7.14%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 2.38%


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