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Should I remove Java 6 Update 25?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,980
United States Rank #1,159
Reach 0.3338%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.40 days
837.91 days >
Average installed length: 440.26 days


6.0.250 99.98% 0.02%

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Java 6 Update 25

What is Java 6 Update 25?

Java SE 6 update realease contains no security fixes; support for Internet Explorer 9, Firefox 4 and Chrome 10; improved BigDecimal; includes "tiered" compilation in the Server VM that enables it to start quickly as does the Client VM, while achieving better peak performance..

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


The most used version is 6.0.250, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 100 files and is usually about 14.69 MB (15,401,495 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216025FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 25

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U25
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U25 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge para JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deployJava1.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • 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

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}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".

How do I remove Java 6 Update 25?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 25 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 25, 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 25.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 25 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.24%
Windows 10 11.40%
Windows XP 4.20%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 6.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.12%
Windows 10 Home 4.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.21%
  Germany 2.15%
  Mexico 1.62%
  Argentina 1.30%
  Canada 1.14%
  Italy 1.07%
  United Kingdom 1.03%
  Brazil 0.87%
  France 0.71%
  India 0.68%
  Australia 0.63%
  Spain 0.52%
  Norway 0.50%
  Peru 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 75.50%
Dell 6.40%
Hewlett-Packard 6.05%
Acer 4.23%
ASUS 2.23%
Medion 2.17%
Lenovo 0.83%
Samsung 0.58%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 9.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 9.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 7.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 7.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C855 4.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 4.26%

About Oracle

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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