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How to remove an javaw error


Javaw.exe is a executable file (a program) for Windows. The filename extension .exe is the abbreviation for executable. Only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if javaw.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.

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Javaw.exe file information

The process known as Java™ Platform SE binary or Java (version 2 Platform Standard Edition binary) or hp LaserJet (version 1010 Series, 1150 / 1300) or Java launcher or Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager or SPSS 13.0 for Windows

belongs to software hp LaserJet (version 1010 Series, 1150 / 1300) or Java (version 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 2, 2 Platform Standard Edition, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 5, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 9, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 4, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 7, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 3, 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 1, 6 Update 17 (64-bit), 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 10) or Java™ Platform (version SE 6, SE 7) or Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager (version v1.18-00, v1.16-00) or Java 2 Runtime Environment or IBM Rapid Restore PC or IBM Developer Kit for Windows, Java (version 2,) or Winpower or Macromedia Dreamweaver (version 8) or IBM Rapid Restore Ultra or Belkin Automatic Power Management or HP ProCurve Manager or SPSS 13.0 for Windows or Plantronics Merge Module or Puzzle Pirates or QuickBooks

by Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or Hewlett-Packard (www.hp.com) or IBM (www.ibm.com) or LSI (www.lsi.com) or Macromedia (www.macromedia.com) or LSI Logic (www.lsi.com) or Oracle (www.oracle.com) or Intuit (www.intuit.com) or SPSS (www-01.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss).

Description: javaw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the folder C:\Windows\System32 or in a subfolder of C:\Windows or in a subfolder of Windows Temp folder or in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32 - generally C:\WINDOWS\system32\ or C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_02\bin\. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 20,572 bytes (58% of all occurrences), 20,549 bytes and 42 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/javaw.exe.html 
It is not a Windows core file. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The program is not visible. The process has no file description. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
The developer Oracle provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Java(TM) 6 Update).

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If javaw.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 35% dangerous. The file size is 145,184 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 45,163 bytes and 5 more variants. It is not a Windows system file. There is no file information. The program has no visible window. Javaw.exe is able to record inputs.

If javaw.exe is located in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder, the security rating is 82% dangerous. The file size is 71,680 bytes. The application has no file description. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Folders, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file is not a Windows system file. Javaw.exe is able to monitor applications.

External information from Paul Collins:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as javaw.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example Trojan.Gen (detected by Symantec), and TROJ_GEN.R4FC8LA (detected by TrendMicro). Therefore, you should check the javaw.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.



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User Comments

it is a java file
  fynn  
It is used by all Java applications that have a custom window. Example: Minecraft It is as safe as the developer makes it, due to it being part of the required applications for any software programmed in java. If you have no appllication open and you find this in the task manager, it is most likeley being used by some sort of virus and should be shut down immedietley. Can be used to hide your java application.
  Sentl  
As long as it is really from Oracle, it is fine.
  Christo Keller  
eat all CPU Time on WHS 2003 (Yaci Peer)
  jeff  
It is the import part for run java program.
  Khan Jackson  
Needed for Gaming. Overheats my CPU. Not to mention a massive CPU hogger and RAM hogger. 3 Captain Sparklez.
  I'm a Techie  
This slows a computer like crazy !
  Da Boy  
Minecraft :D
  CaptainSparklez  
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of javaw.exe: based on 384 votes with 9 reviews.
216 users think javaw.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 19 users think it's probably harmless. 75 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 39 users suspect danger. 35 users think javaw.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 28 users don't grade javaw.exe ("not sure about it").


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