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Global Rank #2,525
United States Rank #2,114
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 265.55 days


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Java 6 Update 38

What is Java 6 Update 38?

The full version string for this update release is 1.6.0_38-b05 (where "b" means "build") and the version number is 6u38. JDK 6u38 contains Olson time zone data version 2012i.

About  (from Oracle)

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 38 is a software program developed by Oracle. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 15.41 MB (16,156,655 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 54% of users of Java 6 Update 38 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre6u38-downloads-1877409.html
Help link: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216038FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 38

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U38
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U38 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • deploy.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • dt_shmem.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • dt_socket.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • eula.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • hpi.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • hprof.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • instrument.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • ioser12.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • j2pcsc.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • j2pkcs11.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jaas_nt.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • java.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • java.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • java_crw_demo.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • javacpl.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • javaw.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jawt.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jbroker.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • JdbcOdbc.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jdwp.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jkernel.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jli.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jp2iexp.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jp2launcher.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jp2native.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jp2ssv.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jpeg.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jpicom.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java Plug-in per Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jpioji.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jpishare.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jqs.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqsnotify.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jsound.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jsoundds.dll (by Sun Microsystems)
  • keytool.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • kinit.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • klist.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • ktab.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • orbd.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • pack200.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • policytool.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • rmid.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • rmiregistry.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • servertool.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • ssvagent.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • tnameserv.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • unpack200.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • 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".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\java.exe'.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 38?

Quickly and completely remove Java(TM) 6 Update 38 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 38 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 38, 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 38.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 38 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.38%
Windows Vista 12.98%
Windows XP 11.37%
Windows 8 6.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.31%
Windows 7 Professional 11.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.51%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.04%
  Germany 5.41%
  United Kingdom 2.95%
  Italy 2.18%
  France 2.11%
  Canada 2.11%
  Spain 1.97%
  Brazil 1.48%
  India 1.48%
  Iran 1.34%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Russia 1.19%
  Japan 1.12%
  Taiwan 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.68%
Dell 18.82%
Acer 10.64%
ASUS 6.01%
Toshiba 6.01%
Sony 5.91%
Lenovo 4.14%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Medion 1.67%
Intel 1.38%
Samsung 1.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.46%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.35%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.99%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.49%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.36%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.24%

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