What is jre.exe?

The genuine jre.exe file is a software component of Java by Sun Microsystems.
Java is a programming language and computing platform initially released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. Many applications and websites will not work unless Java is installed. Java is fast, secure, and reliable and is required on laptops, datacenters, game consoles, scientific supercomputers, cell phones and the Internet. Oracle is a American-based multinational computer technology corporation headquartered in California. The company specialises in developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products, particularly its own brands of database management systems.

JRE stands for Java Runtime Environment

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 jre.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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Jre.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with jre
Jre.exe process in Windows Task Manager

Here is some of what is known about the jre.exe process. Up to now, our technical analysts have not been able to relate it to any particular software.

Description: Jre.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Jre.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 12,288 bytes (83% of all occurrences) or 11,776 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 66% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

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jre.exe is part of Oracle Application Server 9i.
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Summary: Average user rating of jre.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks jre.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving jre issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jre. 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 jre.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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