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Should I remove Java 6 Update 6?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,516
United States Rank #3,608
Reach 0.1572%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.94 days
352.27 days >
Average installed length: 185.09 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Java 6 Update 6

What is Java 6 Update 6?  (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 6 is a program developed by Sun Microsystems. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 65 files and is usually about 22.24 MB (23,319,028 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Java 6 Update 6 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_06\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{3248F0A8-6813-11D6-A77B-00B0D0160060}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 22.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 6 Update 6

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U6
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U6 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans(TM)
  • 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
  • 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
  • jucheck.exe - Java(TM) Update Checker
  • jureg.exe
  • jusched.exe
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • management.dll
  • net.dll
  • nio.dll
  • npjpi160_06.dll - Java Plug-in 1.6.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)
  • npt.dll
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • regutils.dll
  • rmi.dll
  • rmid.exe
  • ssv.dll
  • unpack.dll
  • verify.dll
  • zip.dll
  • w2k_lsa_auth.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 6
  • cmm.dll (by Eastman Kodak Company) - KODAK DIGITAL SCIENCE Java CMM
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SSVHelper Class' with the class of {761497BB-D6F0-462C-B6EB-D4DAF1D92D43}.
Scheduled Task
  • jusched.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Sun Microsystems-Online-Aktualisierungsprogramm' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00).
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_06\bin\jusched.exe".
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • java.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0\jre\bin\java.exe'.
  • javaw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_06\bin\javaw.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:428.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0152893361%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00677022%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00851912%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,257,589,885
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:77.33 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:24.27 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Java 6 Update 6?

You can uninstall Java 6 Update 6 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 6, 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 6.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 6 Update 6 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win Vista (SP2) 50%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 59.01%
Windows XP 22.61%
Windows 7 16.32%
Windows 10 1.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 42.24%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.44%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.68%
Windows Vista Business 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.61%
  United Kingdom 5.51%
  France 4.74%
  Germany 3.81%
  Canada 2.79%
  Italy 2.50%
  Spain 2.42%
  Australia 2.16%
  MA 1.68%
  Japan 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Belgium 1.38%
  Argentina 1.38%
  Mexico 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 62.40%
Hewlett-Packard 16.86%
Dell 6.84%
Acer 3.59%
Intel 2.53%
American Megatrends 1.94%
Sahara 0.97%
NEC 0.68%
Medion 0.55%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 18.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 10.47%
TOSHIBA Satellite L355 5.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 5.42%
TOSHIBA Satellite A305 5.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 5.10%

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


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