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Java 6 Update 26

What is Java 6 Update 26?  (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


Java 6 Update 26 is a program developed by Sun Microsystems. 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 62 files and is usually about 13.41 MB (14,062,345 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 55% of users of Java 6 Update 26 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216020FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 26

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U26
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • npdeployJava1.dll - Java Deployment Toolkit (NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy)
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U26 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deployJava1.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
  • jqs_plugin.dll - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jqsnotify.exe
  • jsound.dll
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • npjpi160_26.dll - Classic Java Plug-in 1.6.0_26 for Netscape and Mozilla
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • regutils.dll
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssv.dll
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdeployJava1.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdeployJava1.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • jqs_plugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class' with the class of {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} (JQSIEStartDetectorImpl).
  • 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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TI Education\TI-Nspire Computer Link\jre\bin\java.exe'.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 26?

Quickly and completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update 26 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 26 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 26, 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 26.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 26 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.01%
Windows Vista 26.49%
Windows XP 15.88%
Windows 8 1.51%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 21.26%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.75%
Windows 7 Professional 7.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.72%
  Germany 5.05%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  France 4.23%
  Canada 3.85%
  Italy 2.37%
  Australia 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Spain 1.36%
  Japan 1.20%
  Brazil 1.14%
  Israel 1.09%
  India 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.38%
Dell 29.69%
Toshiba 9.98%
Acer 9.19%
American Megatrends 2.50%
Intel 2.18%
Sony 1.91%
Samsung 1.43%
Sahara 1.22%
ASUS 0.96%
Gateway 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.80%
Dell Inspiron 1545 5.59%
HP G62 Notebook PC 4.55%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.31%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.28%

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


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