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Should I remove Java 6 Update 15?

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3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #4,096
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Java 6 Update 15

What is Java 6 Update 15?

This release includes extensive performance updates to the HotSpot JIT compiler, compressed pointers for 64-bit machines, as well as support for the G1 (Garbage First) low pause garbage collector. The -XX:+DoEscapeAnalysis option directs the HotSpot JIT compiler to use escape analysis to determine if local objects can be allocated on the stack instead of the heap.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 14.37 MB (15,067,238 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216015FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 15

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U15
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U15 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deploytk.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • 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
  • jbroker.exe
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqsnotify.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jsound.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.exe
  • zipper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".

How do I remove Java 6 Update 15?

Quickly and completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update 15 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Java 6 Update 15 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 Java(TM) 6 Update 15, 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 Java 6 Update 15.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.35%
Windows XP 15.75%
Windows Vista 13.73%
Windows 8 5.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.13%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.75%
Windows 7 Professional 5.78%
Windows 7 Starter 3.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.01%
  France 4.64%
  Canada 3.90%
  United Kingdom 3.81%
  Italy 3.55%
  Iran 3.29%
  Germany 3.29%
  Spain 3.08%
  Argentina 2.12%
  Brazil 1.82%
  Japan 1.78%
  Australia 1.34%
  MA 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 59.83%
Dell 12.97%
Sony 7.86%
Acer 7.31%
Intel 2.04%
American Megatrends 1.73%
Toshiba 1.65%
ASUS 1.57%
Sahara 1.49%
NEC 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 16.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.06%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 7.23%
HP G61 Notebook PC 5.59%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.48%
HP Mini 210-1000 5.26%

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