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Should I remove Java 8 Update 51?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #701
United States Rank #787
Reach 1.1269%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.15 days
151.99 days >
Average installed length: 79.86 days


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Java 8 Update 51


Java 8 Update 51 is a software program developed by Oracle. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 121 files and is usually about 43.55 MB (45,669,487 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of Java 8 Update 51 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_51\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218051F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 43.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Java 8 Update 51

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U51
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8 U51 (Java Deployment Library)
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • javacpl.exe - Java Control Panel
  • jp2iexp.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE binary
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • ssv.dll
  • ssvagent.exe
  • wsdetect.dll - Java Web Start ActiveX Control
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8
  • bci.dll
  • 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
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • lcms.dll
  • management.dll
  • mlib_image.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • npt.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In SSV Helper' with the class of {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}.
  • 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 '{BDBFBBC9-D6C2-4E8F-8E39-88FC87F64B92}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • javaw.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'java.z' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\java.z.jar".
  • javaws.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Cosium Webstart 2' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\javaws.exe" "C:\Users\sabine\cosium\WebstartLauncher.jnlp".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • javaw.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Firewall' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\java\javaw.jar".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.8.0_51\bin\java.exe'.

How do I remove Java 8 Update 51?

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Or, you can uninstall Java 8 Update 51 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 51, 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 51.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 8 Update 51 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
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Google Chrome

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 49.12%
Windows 7 44.32%
Windows Vista 4.18%
Windows XP 2.36%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.57%
Windows 10 Home 18.73%
Windows 8.1 10.49%
Windows 7 Professional 10.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.99%
Windows 10 Pro 9.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.38%
  United Kingdom 5.50%
  France 4.31%
  Germany 3.69%
  Brazil 3.46%
  Canada 3.45%
  Italy 3.05%
  Austria 2.95%
  Australia 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Spain 1.59%
  India 1.31%
  Mexico 1.25%
  Belgium 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.80%
Dell 20.64%
Acer 15.59%
ASUS 11.05%
Toshiba 6.87%
Lenovo 6.83%
Samsung 3.71%
Intel 1.09%
MSI 0.73%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.01%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.89%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.81%

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