Is jqs.exe safe?
Jqs.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should 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 jqs.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Jqs.exe file information
The process known as Java Quick Starter Service or Java Quick Starter or Java TM Quick Starter Service
belongs to software Java™ Platform (version SE 6, SE 7, SE 8) or TurboTax (version 2010 WinPerReleaseEngine) or Java SE Runtime Environment (version 7, 6) or Java™ Quick Starter Service or Java TM Platform (version SE 6) or Java 7 or Starry Night Enthusiast or Java (version 6)
by Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or Oracle (www.oracle.com) or Oracle America or IBM (www.ibm.com).
Description: Jqs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. jqs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\ or in a subfolder of the "My Files" folder.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 153,376 bytes (52% of all occurrences), 152,984 bytes and 25 more variants.
The program has no visible window. Jqs.exe is not a Windows system file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. It is a Verisign signed file. The jqs.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. Jqs.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 44% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you experience any issues with installation of jqs.exe, you can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Add/Remove programs > Java(TM) 6 Update or Java Web Start), use the software provider’s support or make sure that you have installed the latest version.
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If jqs.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 100% dangerous. The file size is 16,386 bytes. There is no file information. The program is not visible. Some people think it is dangerous. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (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\RunOnce). Jqs.exe is not a Windows system file.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as jqs.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder, for example TROJ_SPNR.15L611 (detected by TrendMicro), and Spyware.007Spy (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the jqs.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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