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Should I remove Java 6 Update 26?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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United States Rank #2,052
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 496.48 days


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Java 6 Update 26

What is Java 6 Update 26?

Java SE 6 update realease contains 17 new security fixes.

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 26 is a program developed by Oracle. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 121 files and is usually about 12.75 MB (13,369,344 bytes). AzureusUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 43% of users of Java 6 Update 26 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-4CA4-87B4-2F83216021FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 26

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U26
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_26\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • zipper.exe
  • awt.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U26 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - ActiveX Bridge for 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
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • jbroker.exe
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqsnotify.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • aereg.dll
  • aereg64.dll
  • android-notifier-desktop.exe - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24
  • Azureus.exe (by Azureus Software, Inc) - Vuze
  • Azureus64.exe (by Azureus Software, Inc)
  • AzureusUpdater.exe (by Azureus Software) - AzureusUpdater
  • calibre-complete.exe (by calibre-ebook.com) - calibre (An executable program)
  • calibre-customize.exe (by calibre-ebook.com) - Command line interface to calibre plugin system
  • calibre-debug.exe - Command line interface for calibre debugging/development
  • copyfile.vbs
  • crashreport.exe (by PKR) - CrashReport
  • d3dx9_26.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • D3DX9_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • decora-sse.dll
  • dxmodules.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fxplugins.dll
  • glass.dll
  • glib-lite.dll
  • granny2.dll
  • gstreamer-lite.dll
  • installer.dll - Java Platform SE 7 U65 (Java Platform SE binary)
  • jabswitch.exe - Java Access Bridge for Windows
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge.dll
  • javafx-font.dll
  • javafx-iio.dll
  • jawt.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jfr.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U65
  • jfxmedia.dll
  • jfxwebkit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • RarExt32.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR32' with a class of {B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
  • RarExt.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WinRAR' with a class of {B41DB860-64E4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • 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_plugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'JQSIEStartDetectorImpl Class' with the class of {E7E6F031-17CE-4C07-BC86-EABFE594F69C} (JQSIEStartDetectorImpl).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Azureus.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3ACD0EB5-A758-4993-AA09-C453ED598A7A}' (runs on registration).
  • spotify.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA2F7D22-CF70-44E0-BF10-83380D1C55E2}' (runs on registration).
  • VuzeFW.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBC33F1B-B340-43E1-B28D-A8A9AAC84743}' (runs on registration).
  • pkr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{276FFA5E-6F95-4957-AF99-ECF570CC54EA}' (runs on registration).
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • spotify.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Spotify' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Spotify\Spotify.exe" /uri spotifC:autostart.
  • Azureus.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Azureus' and executes as C:\Program Files\Vuze\Azureus.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • spotify.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Spotify\spotify.exe'.
  • Azureus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\System-Programme\Vuze\Azureus.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TI Education\TI-Nspire Computer Link\jre\bin\java.exe'.
  • Minecraft-OUL-v1.2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe'.
Network connections
  • Azureus.exe connects to gh-in-f157.1e100.net ( port 80).
  • Azureus.exe connects to 190-211-72-69.bbt.net.ar ( port 49424).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:109.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0037455211%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00202098%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00172454%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:123,849,920
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:7.26 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.27 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Java 6 Update 26?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 26 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 26, 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 26.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 26 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.90%
Windows XP 12.74%
Windows Vista 8.75%
Windows 10 6.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.37%
Windows 7 Professional 12.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.59%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.56%
  Germany 8.81%
  France 3.76%
  United Kingdom 3.43%
  Canada 2.97%
  India 2.81%
  Italy 2.68%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Taiwan 1.99%
  Australia 1.64%
  Iran 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.52%
  Spain 1.48%
  Israel 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.63%
Hewlett-Packard 22.49%
Acer 15.24%
Sony 11.33%
ASUS 6.26%
Medion 5.55%
Lenovo 1.83%
American Megatrends 1.81%
Intel 1.78%
Samsung 1.62%
Toshiba 1.26%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.24%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.09%
MEDION P6812 3.49%
MEDIONPC MS-7748 2.95%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.35%

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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