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Should I remove Java 7 Update 15?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,185
United States Rank #1,063
Reach 0.5838%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.78 days
672.10 days >
Average installed length: 353.14 days


7.0.150 100.00%

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Java 7 Update 15

What is Java 7 Update 15?  (from Oracle)

The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_15-b03 (where "b" means "build") and the version number is 7u15. JDK 7u15 contains Olson time zone data version 2012i. For more information, refer to Timezone Data Versions in the JRE Software. This release contains fixes for security vulnerabilities.


Java 7 Update 15 is a software program developed by Oracle. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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. 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 87 files and is usually about 91.45 MB (95,893,783 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 53% of users of Java 7 Update 15 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u15-relnotes-1907738.html
Help link: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83217015FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 91.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 7 Update 15

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U15
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • npdeployJava1.dll - Java Deployment Toolkit (NPRuntime Script Plug-in Library for Java(TM) Deploy)
  • jabswitch.exe - Java Access Bridge for Windows
  • JavaAccessBridge.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge-32.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge-32.dll
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U15 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge para JavaBeans(TM)
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java(TM) Deployment Library
  • deployJava1.dll
  • dt_shmem.dll
  • dt_socket.dll
  • eula.dll - EULA
  • fontmanager.dll
  • hprof.dll
  • instrument.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
  • jfr.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.dll
  • jpeg.dll
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jre-7u11-windows-x64.exe - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U11
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • npjp2.dll - Next Generation Java Plug-in 10.15.2 for Mozilla browsers
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack.dll
  • unpack200.exe
  • verify.dll
  • w2k_lsa_auth.dll
  • wsdetect.dll - Java(TM) Web Start ActiveX Control
  • zip.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7u15 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • installer.dll - Installer

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • 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.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\jre7\bin\javaw.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:285.69 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0077289279%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00162093%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00610800%
0.015104% average
Memory:3.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0107139459%
Kernel CPU:0.00216610%
User CPU:0.00854784%
I/O reads/min:9.4 MB
I/O writes/min:3.8 KB

How do I remove Java 7 Update 15?

You can uninstall Java 7 Update 15 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 7 Update 15, 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 7 Update 15.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 7 Update 15 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.94%
Windows XP 13.20%
Windows Vista 9.87%
Windows 10 6.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.07%
Windows 7 Professional 11.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.79%
Windows 8 Pro 1.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.30%
  Germany 10.41%
  Spain 3.60%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Canada 2.29%
  Brazil 1.97%
  Italy 1.88%
  France 1.84%
  Poland 1.22%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Australia 0.88%
  Hungary 0.85%
  Thailand 0.81%
  India 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.45%
Dell 26.35%
Acer 15.85%
ASUS 6.46%
Toshiba 6.42%
Intel 2.84%
Samsung 2.72%
American Megatrends 2.15%
Lenovo 1.79%
Sahara 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.90%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.00%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.36%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.32%

About Oracle

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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