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Should I remove Java 6 Update 20?

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 #764
United States Rank #862
Reach 0.8932%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.51 days
545.92 days >
Average installed length: 286.84 days


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Java 6 Update 20

What is Java 6 Update 20?  (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 20 is a software program developed by Sun Microsystems. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 66 files and is usually about 14.39 MB (15,093,285 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 45% of users of Java 6 Update 20 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216020FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 20

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U20
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • npdeployJava1.dll - Java Deployment Toolkit (NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy)
  • Alchemy.exe - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U18 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U20 (ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM))
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • hpi.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.dll
  • j2pkcs11.dll
  • java.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jkernel.dll
  • jli.dll
  • 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_plugin.dll - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • jsound.dll
  • npjp2.dll - Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Mozilla browsers
  • npjpi160_20.dll - Classic Java Plug-in 1.6.0_20 for Netscape and Mozilla
  • regutils.dll
  • ssv.dll
  • zipper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npdeployJava1.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdeployJava1.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}.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 20?

You can uninstall Java 6 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Java(TM) 6 Update 20, 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 20.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 20 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.49%
Windows 10 7.32%
Windows XP 6.86%
Windows Vista 6.26%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.78%
Windows 7 Professional 7.45%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 10 Home 4.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.22%
  United Kingdom 6.24%
  Germany 4.99%
  France 4.72%
  Italy 3.55%
  Canada 3.40%
  Australia 2.97%
  Japan 2.05%
  Spain 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.25%
  MA 1.23%
  Brazil 1.22%
  India 1.21%
  Belgium 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 48.01%
Hewlett-Packard 22.21%
Dell 12.04%
Sony 7.57%
Acer 4.58%
ASUS 1.88%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Samsung 0.80%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 10.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 5.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 4.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 3.72%

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