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Should I remove Java 7 Update 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,160
United States Rank #9,617
Reach 0.0592%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.57 days
606.72 days >
Average installed length: 318.78 days


VersionDistribution 0.26%
7.0.30 99.74%

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Java 7 Update 3

What is Java 7 Update 3?  (from Oracle)

Java Runtime Environment (JRE) (32-Bit) provides the libraries, the Java Virtual Machine, and other components to run applets and applications written in the Java programming language. In addition, two key deployment technologies are part of the JRE: Java Plug-in, which enables applets to run in popular browsers; and J...  Read more


Java 7 Update 3 is a software program developed by Oracle. The most common release is 7.0.30, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 919.5 KB (941,568 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 30% of users of Java 7 Update 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83217003FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 919.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 7 Update 3

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U3
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre7\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U3 (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
  • 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
  • jbroker.exe
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jli.dll
  • jp2iexp.dll
  • jp2launcher.exe
  • jp2native.dll
  • jp2ssv.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
  • jqs.exe - Java(TM) Quick Starter Service
  • jsdt.dll
  • jsound.dll
  • jsoundds.dll
  • keytool.exe
  • kinit.exe
  • klist.exe
  • ktab.exe
  • orbd.exe
  • pack200.exe
  • policytool.exe
  • rmid.exe
  • rmiregistry.exe
  • servertool.exe
  • ssvagent.exe
  • tnameserv.exe
  • unpack200.exe

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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0065147509%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00385588%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00265887%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.5 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.01 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Java 7 Update 3?

You can uninstall Java 7 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) 7 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 7 Update 3.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 7 Update 3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

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 73.95%
Windows 10 12.68%
Windows XP 9.25%
Windows Vista 4.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.07%
Windows 7 Professional 10.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.74%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.03%
Windows 10 Home 2.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 30.12%
  Germany 18.91%
  Iran 3.58%
  United Kingdom 3.42%
  Brazil 3.19%
  Belgium 2.65%
  Thailand 2.57%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  India 2.02%
  France 1.95%
  Canada 1.79%
  IQ 1.40%
  Spain 1.40%
  Austria 1.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 33.29%
Dell 16.17%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
Acer 12.84%
ASUS 5.23%
Toshiba 3.57%
Samsung 3.33%
Lenovo 2.50%
Intel 1.78%
American Megatrends 1.31%
Sahara 0.71%
Common models
Medion E7222 17.25%
MEDION MS-7800 9.22%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 5.49%
MEDION MS-7728 4.12%
Medion P6816 2.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.75%

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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