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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,167
United States Rank #1,534
Reach 0.5936%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.79 days
436.17 days >
Average installed length: 229.17 days


7.0.450 0.01%
7.0.400 99.99%

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Java 7 Update 40

What is Java 7 Update 40?  (from Oracle)

JDK 7u40 includes the first release of Java Mission Control (JMC) that is bundled with the Hotspot JVM. The expiration date for JRE 7u40 is 12/10/2013. After this date, Java will provide additional warnings and reminders to users to update to the newer version. The full version string for this update release is 1.7.0_4...  Read more


Java 7 Update 40 is a software program developed by Oracle. The most common release is 7.0.400, 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 71 files and is usually about 82.97 MB (87,001,993 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 41% of users of Java 7 Update 40 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/7u40-relnotes-2004172.html
Help link: java.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83217040FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 82.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 7 Update 40

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U40
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre7\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • jabswitch.exe - Java Access Bridge for Windows
  • JavaAccessBridge.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge-32.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge-32.dll
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U40 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • axbridge.dll - ActiveX Bridge for JavaBeans
  • dcpr.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java 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 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 Quick Starter Service
  • verify.dll
  • zip.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7u40 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • installer.dll - Java Platform SE 7 U40 (Java Platform SE binary)

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}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • jp2iexp.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {08B0E5C0-4FCB-11CF-AAA5-00401C608501}.
  • jqs.exe runs as a service named 'Java Quick Starter' (JavaQuickStarterService) "Prefetches JRE files for faster startup of Java applets and applications".
Network connections
  • java.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:65.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0348193097%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01855940%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01625991%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:212,926
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:6.51 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:624 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.25 MB
Kernel CPU:0.00005128%
Memory:5.34 MB
Total CPU:0.0111857785%
Kernel CPU:0.00870475%
User CPU:0.00248103%
I/O reads/min:4.87 MB
I/O writes/min:2.05 KB

How do I remove Java 7 Update 40?

You can uninstall Java 7 Update 40 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 40, 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 40.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 7 Update 40 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 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 63.11%
Windows 10 21.08%
Windows XP 9.38%
Windows Vista 6.43%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.10%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.25%
Windows 8 5.91%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.02%
  Germany 7.76%
  France 3.55%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Brazil 3.48%
  Canada 3.00%
  Italy 2.84%
  Taiwan 2.22%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  Spain 1.56%
  MA 1.45%
  Australia 1.40%
  India 1.28%
  Israel 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.36%
Dell 21.73%
Acer 18.34%
ASUS 9.50%
Toshiba 5.23%
Samsung 4.80%
Lenovo 2.97%
Intel 2.10%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Sahara 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.27%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.98%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.30%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.42%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.29%

About Oracle

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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