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Should I remove Java 6 Update 17 64-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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United States Rank #1,750
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.39 days
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Average installed length: 331.49 days


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Java 6 Update 17 64-bit

What is Java 6 Update 17 64-bit?

Java SE 6 update realease contains 6+ security fixes; 2 new root certificates.

About  (from Sun Microsystems)

This is the 64-bit Windows version. 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 fram...  Read more


Java 6 Update 17 64-bit 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. 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 primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 17.4 MB (18,249,080 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 65% of users of Java 6 Update 17 64-bit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F86416017FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 17 64-bit

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • npdeploytk.dll - Java Deployment Toolkit (NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy)
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U17 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • 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
  • 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
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jsound.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll
  • mlib_image.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • npt.dll
  • regutils.dll
  • rmi.dll
  • splashscreen.dll
  • ssv.dll
  • unpack.dll
  • verify.dll
  • wsdetect.dll - Java(TM) Web Start ActiveX Control
  • w2k_lsa_auth.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6

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}.
Scheduled Task
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Programma di aggiornamento online di Sun Microsystems' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10.00).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • jusched.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Java Update.
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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000735%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:620
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Java 6 Update 17 64-bit?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 17 64-bit 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 17 (64-bit), 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 17 64-bit.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 17 64-bit you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.81%
Windows 10 4.60%
Windows Vista 0.43%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.27%
Windows 7 Professional 10.61%
Windows 10 Home 3.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.73%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.84%
Windows 10 Pro 0.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.02%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Canada 4.27%
  France 2.65%
  Germany 2.08%
  Italy 1.65%
  Australia 1.62%
  Brazil 1.47%
  Japan 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Iran 1.15%
  Sweden 1.05%
  India 0.96%
  Spain 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 52.60%
Dell 30.62%
Sony 11.23%
Lenovo 4.13%
NEC 0.61%
Alienware 0.54%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 16.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.51%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 11.22%
HP G72 Notebook PC 8.03%
Dell Inspiron 1545 6.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.25%

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


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