77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Java 6 Update 18?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,615
United States Rank #3,100
Reach 0.2728%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.56 days
252.62 days >
Average installed length: 132.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.180 100.00%

Other programs by Sun Microsystems

Java 6 Update 18

What is Java 6 Update 18?

Java SE 6 update realease contains no security fixes; support for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition, SLES 11; Windows 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3, Firefox 3.6; VisualVM 1.2; updated Java DB; many performance improvements.

About  (from Sun Microsystems)

Java SE 6 features and enhancements to the platform. Java SE 6 streamlines web service and XML development, simplifies GUI development and augments native desktop support, expands programmatic access to native security facilities, and is the first release to offer a standardized framework for scripting languages. NetBe...  Read more

Overview

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 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 68 files and is usually about 564 KB (577,536 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216018FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 564 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 18

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_18\bin\javaws.exe
MD5:c8824405c4e358a2fe4d97c83101079a
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deployJava1.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U31
  • 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
  • jpiexp.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • 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
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • regutils.dll
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • sunmscapi.dll
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.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}.
Service
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe'.
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe'.
Network connections
  • javaw.exe connects to 154.53.225.18 (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

javaw.exe
Memory:317.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001079871%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009563%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001236%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:379
70 average
jqs.exe
Memory:3.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0018660150%
Kernel CPU:0.00015301%
User CPU:0.00171301%
Switches/sec:15
I/O reads/min:5.23 MB
I/O writes/min:2.95 KB

How do I remove Java 6 Update 18?

Quickly and completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update 18 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 18 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 18, 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 18.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 18 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.62%
Windows XP 15.72%
Windows Vista 11.75%
Windows 8 8.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.25%
Windows 7 Professional 10.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.04%
Windows 7 Starter 2.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.71%
  Germany 8.34%
  France 5.88%
  Italy 4.63%
  Brazil 3.71%
  Canada 3.21%
  United Kingdom 3.03%
  Sweden 2.73%
  Iran 2.14%
  Australia 1.55%
  DZ 1.48%
  India 1.41%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Belgium 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.19%
Dell 23.29%
Acer 15.81%
Sony 8.29%
GIGABYTE 5.35%
ASUS 3.76%
Toshiba 3.40%
Medion 3.04%
American Megatrends 2.40%
Intel 2.22%
Samsung 2.04%
Sahara 1.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 5.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.47%
MEDIONPC MS-7621 3.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.36%
MEDION E6214 3.14%
MEDIONPC MS-7646 3.03%

Publisher URL: www.oracle.com/us/sun/index.htm

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.