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Should I remove Java 6 Update 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,327
United States Rank #2,043
Reach 0.2721%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.33 days
511.36 days >
Average installed length: 268.68 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Java 6 Update 3

What is Java 6 Update 3?  (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 3 is a software program developed by Sun Microsystems. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 80 files and is usually about 2.14 MB (2,241,658 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 54% of users of Java 6 Update 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160030}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 3

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U3
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • java.exe - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U3 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • dcpr.dll
  • awt.dll
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • 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_crw_demo.dll
  • jawt.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jli.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
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • management.dll
  • DwRegistry.dll
  • helper.exe
  • Java_PrintPeer.dll (by Acordex Imaging Systems) - Acordex ViewTIFF for Java Printing DLL
  • JavaWebStart.dll - JavaWebStart Module
  • javawspl.dll
  • jdriver.dll
  • jDRM0301.dll (by WildTangent Inc) - WildTangent Inc DRM3 (Java Native Interface layer for DRM3)
  • jDRM0302.dll (by WildTangent Inc)
  • JniPcsc5.dll (by Buypass as) - PCSC JNI INERFACE
  • jRegistryKey.dll
  • launcher.exe
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • npjava11.dll - Java Plug-in 1.6.0_03 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • npjava12.dll
  • npjava13.dll
  • npjava14.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U3' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10.00).
  • jucheck.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java Update Check' (runs monthly on Mondays at 6:24 PM).
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\jre1.6.0_03\bin\jusched.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\javaw.exe'.
  • javaws.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_03\bin\javaws.exe'.
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_03\jre\bin\java.exe'.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 3?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 3 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 3, 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 3.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 37.71%
Windows XP 32.47%
Windows 7 26.45%
Windows 10 3.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 32.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 32.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.47%
Windows 7 Professional 4.40%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.91%
  Germany 5.18%
  United Kingdom 4.25%
  Canada 3.75%
  France 3.43%
  Italy 2.69%
  Spain 1.96%
  Japan 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.35%
  Iran 1.27%
  Australia 1.18%
  Belgium 1.09%
  Argentina 1.02%
  Israel 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.16%
Dell 20.12%
Hewlett-Packard 20.09%
Acer 7.81%
American Megatrends 6.81%
Intel 5.39%
Sahara 3.21%
ASUS 2.92%
Medion 1.59%
NEC 1.36%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 6.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 4.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 4.37%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 3.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 3.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 3.11%

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


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