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Should I remove Java 7 Update 79?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,378
United States Rank #3,503
Reach 0.1209%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.78 days
317.89 days >
Average installed length: 167.03 days


7.0.790 100.00%

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Java 7 Update 79


Java 7 Update 79 is a program developed by Oracle. 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 main program executable is javaws.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 29.56 MB (31,000,776 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Java 7 Update 79 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Help link: java.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F03217079FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 29.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java 7 Update 79

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U79
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre7\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U79 (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
  • jabswitch.exe
  • java.dll
  • java.exe
  • java_crw_demo.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge.dll
  • JavaAccessBridge-32.dll
  • javacpl.exe - Java Control Panel
  • java-rmi.exe
  • javaw.exe
  • jawt.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge.dll
  • JAWTAccessBridge-32.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
  • nio.dll
  • ssv.dll
  • jvm.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 7u79 (Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM)
  • installer.dll - Java Platform SE 7 U79 (Java Platform SE binary)
  • movefiles.vbs

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".

How do I remove Java 7 Update 79?

You can uninstall Java 7 Update 79 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 79, 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 79.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Java 7 Update 79 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.12%
Windows 10 37.87%
Windows Vista 11.52%
Windows XP 5.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.52%
Windows 10 Home 13.56%
Windows 7 Professional 10.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.97%
Windows 8.1 7.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.77%
  Germany 7.52%
  Italy 4.10%
  France 3.26%
  United Kingdom 2.81%
  Canada 2.10%
  India 2.03%
  Australia 1.71%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Spain 1.07%
  Mexico 0.77%
  Netherlands 0.74%
  Argentina 0.68%
  Austria 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.80%
Dell 24.00%
Acer 14.20%
Toshiba 6.33%
ASUS 5.73%
Lenovo 5.27%
Medion 2.73%
Samsung 1.80%
Intel 1.13%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
ASUS All Series 3.48%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.79%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.79%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.44%

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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