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Should I remove Java Web Start?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,796
United States Rank #11,362
Reach 0.0323%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.81 days
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Average installed length: 398.99 days

Java Web Start

What is Java Web Start?

Using Java Web Start technology, standalone Java software applications can be deployed with a single click over the network. Java Web Start ensures the most current version of the application will be deployed, as well as the correct version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE).

About  (from ORACLE)

Java Web Start software provides a flexible and robust deployment solution for Java technology-based applications based on the Java Community Process program (JCP). The technology is being developed through the JCP program as JSR-56: The Java Network Launching Protocol & API (JNLP), which provides a browser-independent...  Read more


The main program executable is JavaWebStart.dll. The software installer includes 95 files and is usually about 1.76 MB (1,846,273 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/overview-137531.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\java web start
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Java Web Start\uninst-javaws.exe"
Estimated size: 1.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Java Web Start

Program module:JavaWebStart.dll
Name:JavaWebStart Module
Path:C:\Program Files\java web start\JavaWebStart.dll
Additional files:
  • javawebstart.dll - JavaWebStart Module
  • eula.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - EULA Module
  • helper.exe
  • javaws.exe
  • javawspl.dll
  • splash.exe
  • uninst-javaws.exe

How do I remove Java Web Start?

You can uninstall Java Web Start 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 Web Start, 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 Web Start.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.69%
Windows XP 27.67%
Windows 10 14.31%
Windows Vista 7.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.14%
Windows 7 Professional 10.28%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.38%
Windows 10 Home 3.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.03%
  India 7.67%
  Germany 6.86%
  Netherlands 4.17%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  Italy 2.69%
  France 2.56%
  Canada 2.42%
  Australia 2.02%
  Israel 1.48%
  Romania 1.35%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Croatia 1.21%
  Belgium 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.23%
Dell 22.13%
Acer 12.84%
ASUS 8.47%
Intel 7.38%
American Megatrends 6.56%
Lenovo 4.37%
Sahara 2.46%
Samsung 2.46%
Medion 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.75%
ASUS All Series 2.50%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.50%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.50%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.88%


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