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Should I remove Java 6 Update 17?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,693
United States Rank #1,405
Reach 0.3987%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.69 days
462.95 days >
Average installed length: 243.25 days


6.0.170 100.00%

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Java 6 Update 17

What is Java 6 Update 17?

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

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 17 is a program developed by Sun Microsystems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 67 files and is usually about 1.35 MB (1,416,288 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 57% of users of Java 6 Update 17 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216017FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 17

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)
  • 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
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpiexp.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in for Internet Explorer
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • 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
  • npjp2.dll - Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_17 for Mozilla browsers
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.exe
  • zipper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npdeploytk.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdeploytk.dll'.
  • npjp2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npjp2.dll'.
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".
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:100.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007119518%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038814%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00032381%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,762,447
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:27.84 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Java 6 Update 17?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 17 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, 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.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 17 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.50%
Windows XP 8.92%
Windows 10 7.75%
Windows Vista 5.78%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.76%
Windows 7 Professional 6.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.65%
  Canada 3.99%
  United Kingdom 3.96%
  Germany 3.73%
  France 2.91%
  Australia 2.71%
  Italy 1.97%
  Iran 1.43%
  Spain 1.31%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Mexico 0.97%
  Turkey 0.96%
  India 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 55.50%
Hewlett-Packard 19.11%
Dell 13.47%
Acer 3.67%
Sony 1.53%
ASUS 1.39%
American Megatrends 0.86%
Medion 0.68%
Lenovo 0.64%
Intel 0.62%
Sahara 0.52%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 11.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 9.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 5.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite L675D 4.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 4.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.64%

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

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arleslieover a year ago
This is outdated, needs to be uninstalled due to security!