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Should I remove Java 6 Update 24?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,815
United States Rank #1,832
Reach 0.3685%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.61 days
814.60 days >
Average installed length: 428.01 days


6.0.240 99.97% 0.03%

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Java 6 Update 24

What is Java 6 Update 24?

Java SE 6 update realease contains 21 security fixes; updated Java DB.

About  (from Oracle)

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 24 is a software program developed by Oracle. The most common release is 6.0.240, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 14.65 MB (15,358,848 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of Java 6 Update 24 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-4CA4-87B4-2F83216024FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 24

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • java-rmi.exe (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • npdeployJava1.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java Deployment Toolkit (NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy)
  • npjp2.dll - Next Generation Java Plug-in 1.6.0_24 for Mozilla browsers

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npdeployJava1.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npdeployJava1.dll'.
  • npjp2.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npjp2.dll'.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 24?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 24 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 24, 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 24.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 24 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.17%
Windows XP 10.06%
Windows 10 9.77%
Windows Vista 5.90%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.04%
Windows 7 Professional 10.51%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.55%
Windows 10 Home 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.14%
  Germany 6.17%
  France 4.18%
  Italy 3.40%
  Canada 3.37%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Brazil 2.37%
  Netherlands 1.79%
  Australia 1.62%
  India 1.62%
  Spain 1.46%
  Mexico 0.93%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Israel 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.27%
Dell 25.24%
Acer 10.25%
Medion 4.60%
ASUS 3.85%
Lenovo 1.64%
Samsung 1.64%
Intel 1.52%
Toshiba 1.50%
American Megatrends 1.12%
Sahara 0.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 19.01%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 11.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.57%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 3.48%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.19%

About Oracle

Oracle specializes in developingcomputer hardware systems and enterprise software products such as database management systems.
Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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