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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,812
United States Rank #3,363
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.12 days
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Average installed length: 172.30 days


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Java 8 Update 20


Java 8 Update 20 is a software program developed by Oracle. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 43.18 MB (45,282,127 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 36% of users of Java 8 Update 20 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\jre1.8.0_20\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218020F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 43.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Java 8 Update 20

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U20
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_20\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U20 (Java Deployment Library)
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • javacpl.exe - Java Control Panel
  • jp2iexp.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8
  • dcpr.dll
  • decora_sse.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • fontmanager.dll
  • fxplugins.dll
  • glass.dll
  • glib-lite.dll
  • gstreamer-lite.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • j2pcsc.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • jaas_nt.dll
  • jabswitch.exe
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge-32.dll
  • javafx_font.dll
  • javafx_font_t2k.dll
  • javafx_iio.dll
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • jawt.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge-32.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jfr.dll
  • jfxmedia.dll
  • jfxwebkit.dll
  • jjs.exe
  • jli.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jsdt.dll
  • lcms.dll
  • management.dll
  • mlib_image.dll

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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
Scheduled Task
  • javacpl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{077E2C07-87EA-4874-91AB-BCBC0DF65AC2}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_20\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_20\bin\java.exe'.
  • javacpl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_20\bin\javacpl.exe'.

How do I remove Java 8 Update 20?

Quickly and completely remove Java 8 Update 20 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 8 Update 20 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 8 Update 20, 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 8 Update 20.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 8 Update 20 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.01%
Windows 8 29.97%
Windows Vista 5.57%
Windows XP 4.30%
Windows 8.1 0.09%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.88%
Windows 8.1 11.98%
Windows 7 Professional 11.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.20%
  Germany 8.38%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  Brazil 4.25%
  France 3.83%
  Canada 2.82%
  India 2.59%
  Italy 2.34%
  Russia 1.64%
  Saudi Arabia 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Spain 1.23%
  Australia 1.16%
  DZ 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.85%
Dell 21.07%
Acer 17.43%
ASUS 11.35%
Toshiba 6.97%
Lenovo 4.38%
Samsung 4.13%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Intel 1.05%
Medion 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.44%
ASUS All Series 3.85%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.66%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.51%

About Oracle

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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