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Should I remove Java 6 Update 4?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,071
United States Rank #5,639
Reach 0.0761%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.61 days
313.11 days >
Average installed length: 164.51 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Java 6 Update 4

What is Java 6 Update 4?  (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 4 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 60 files and is usually about 9.92 MB (10,406,989 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 49% of users of Java 6 Update 4 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\jre1.6.0_04\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160040}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.92 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 4

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U4
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_04\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U4 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • dcpr.dll
  • 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.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java(TM) Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • jawt.dll
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jpicom.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in COM Library
  • jpinscp.dll
  • jpioji.dll
  • jpishare.dll - Java(TM) Plug-in Share Library
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll
  • mlib_image.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • npjava11.dll - Java Plug-in 1.6.0_04 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • npjava12.dll
  • npjava13.dll
  • npjava14.dll
  • npjava32.dll
  • npjpi160_04.dll
  • npoji610.dll
  • npt.dll
  • regutils.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U4 simplitec PSP' (runs weekly on Wednesdays at 00:00).
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_04\bin\jusched.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_04\BIN\javaw.exe'.

How do I remove Java 6 Update 4?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 4 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 4, 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 4.

Win Vista (SP2) 38%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 44.00%
Windows XP 29.47%
Windows 7 22.20%
Windows 10 4.20%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 36.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 29.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.03%
Windows 7 Professional 4.47%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.57%
  Germany 7.52%
  France 6.49%
  Italy 4.92%
  United Kingdom 4.27%
  Canada 3.84%
  India 1.78%
  Belgium 1.73%
  Spain 1.57%
  Australia 1.24%
  Japan 1.24%
  Indonesia 1.14%
  MA 1.08%
  Netherlands 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.34%
Hewlett-Packard 19.77%
Acer 12.51%
Gateway 6.94%
Intel 5.68%
Toshiba 5.68%
Medion 5.47%
American Megatrends 5.15%
Sony 2.10%
Sahara 1.68%
Packard Bell 1.16%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 6.84%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.98%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.70%
Dell Inspiron 530s 4.49%
MEDION WIM2180 3.21%
Acer Aspire 5315 2.14%

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