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Should I remove Java 6 Update 31?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #634
United States Rank #713
Reach 1.0622%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 39.37 days
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Average installed length: 610.27 days


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Java 6 Update 31

What is Java 6 Update 31?

Java SE 6 update realease contains 14 security fixes and one bug fix.

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 31 is a program developed by Oracle. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 13.33 MB (13,972,943 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Java 6 Update 31 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jre-6u31-download-1501637.html
Help link: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83216031FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 31

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U31
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 U31 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • javaw.exe (by Sun Microsystems)
  • jbroker.exe
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jqsnotify.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter binary
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe'.
Network connections
  • javaw.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:317.18 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001079871%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009563%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001236%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:3.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0018660150%
Kernel CPU:0.00015301%
User CPU:0.00171301%
I/O reads/min:5.23 MB
I/O writes/min:2.95 KB

How do I remove Java 6 Update 31?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 31 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 31, 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 31.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.46%
Windows XP 10.90%
Windows Vista 10.88%
Windows 10 3.64%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.20%
Windows 7 Professional 11.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.83%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.38%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.50%
  Germany 5.00%
  United Kingdom 4.36%
  Brazil 4.22%
  France 3.55%
  Canada 3.26%
  Italy 2.95%
  Spain 1.95%
  Australia 1.81%
  Japan 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Taiwan 1.42%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Sweden 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.95%
Dell 25.33%
Acer 16.01%
ASUS 7.66%
Toshiba 6.95%
Samsung 3.18%
Intel 1.88%
Lenovo 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.52%
Sahara 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.64%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.34%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.32%

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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