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12% remove it88% keep it
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Java 8

What is Java 8?  (from Oracle)

Java technology allows you to work and play in a secure computing environment. Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. Java software for your computer, or the Java Runtime Environment, is also referred to as t...  Read more


Java 8 is a software program developed by Oracle. The primary executable is named javaws.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files. 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 19% of users of Java 8 come from DZ, it is also popular in Iran and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: java.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Java\jre8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{26A24AE4-039D-4CA4-87B4-2F83218000FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Java 8

Program executable:javaws.exe
Name:Java(TM) Platform SE 8
Java(TM) Web Start Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre8\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • awt.dll - Java(TM) Platform SE 8 (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
  • JdbcOdbc.dll
  • jdwp.dll
  • jfr.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

How do I remove Java 8?

You can uninstall Java 8 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 8, 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 8.

Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.77%
Windows 10 18.66%
Windows XP 9.09%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 47.60%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.13%
Windows 7 Professional 8.65%
Windows 8 Pro 3.37%
Windows 8.1 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.56% of installs come from DZ
Which countries install it?
  DZ 18.56%
  Iran 10.31%
  Poland 8.25%
  United States 8.25%
  Saudi Arabia 6.19%
  India 5.15%
  Russia 3.61%
  YE 3.61%
  SY 3.09%
  Egypt 2.58%
  MA 2.58%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  France 1.55%
  SD 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.35%
Dell 19.01%
Hewlett-Packard 14.08%
ASUS 14.08%
Lenovo 4.93%
Samsung 3.52%
Intel 2.82%
Toshiba 1.41%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.97%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 3.17%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.17%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.38%
ASUSTeK X51L 1.59%

About Oracle

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Publisher URL: www.oracle.com


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