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Should I remove Java 6 Update 16?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,252
United States Rank #4,209
Reach 0.1753%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.28 days
391.65 days >
Average installed length: 205.78 days


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Java 6 Update 16

What is Java 6 Update 16?

Java SE 6 update realease contains fixes the issue introduced in update 14 which caused debuggers to miss breakpoints.

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


Java 6 Update 16 is a software program developed by Sun Microsystems. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 60 files and is usually about 14.83 MB (15,555,055 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 35% of users of Java 6 Update 16 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216016FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 16

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U16
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U16 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • 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
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqsnotify.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jsound.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jusched.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SunJavaUpdateSched' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe".

How do I remove Java 6 Update 16?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 16 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Java(TM) 6 Update 16, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 16.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.64%
Windows XP 16.92%
Windows Vista 11.65%
Windows 10 8.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.37%
Windows 7 Professional 11.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.60%
Windows 10 Home 2.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.78%
  Germany 7.80%
  France 5.39%
  United Kingdom 4.81%
  Italy 4.40%
  Spain 2.42%
  Canada 2.39%
  India 2.32%
  Iran 2.24%
  Australia 1.79%
  Taiwan 1.71%
  Russia 1.51%
  Mexico 1.26%
  Brazil 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.02%
Hewlett-Packard 17.11%
Sony 16.77%
Acer 10.86%
Toshiba 3.44%
ASUS 3.25%
Intel 3.15%
Medion 2.23%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Samsung 1.55%
Lenovo 1.36%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7366 5.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.83%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.83%
Sony VPCF11M1E 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 1564 2.56%

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