What is jp2launcher.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the jp2launcher.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Jp2launcher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with jp2launcher
Jp2launcher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Java™ Platform SE binary belongs to software Java™ Platform (version SE 6, SE 8, SE 7) by Oracle ( or Sun Microsystems (

Description: Jp2launcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file jp2launcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 23,328 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 52,648 bytes and 8 more variants. 
It is certified by a trustworthy company. Jp2launcher.exe is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. It is a Verisign signed file. Jp2launcher.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 21% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with jp2launcher.exe occur, you might want to do the following:
  • turn to the software developer [1][2], Oracle, for advice
  • verify that you have installed the latest version [1][2]
  • uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Java(TM) 6 or Java 7)

Recommended: Identify jp2launcher.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as jp2launcher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the jp2launcher.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.


User Comments

My Search Results, Files and Folders: [jp2launcher.exe] 1. C:\Program Files\Java\jre7\bin, (74.9KB)75KB, Application 2. C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch, (65.3KB)66KB, PF File

Summary: Average user rating of jp2launcher.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving jp2launcher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jp2launcher. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the jp2launcher.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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