What does the java.exe file do?
The java.exe process is also known as Java™ Platform SE binary or, as the case may be, ddefudngmhixt and is a part of Java™ Platform (Version SE 6, SE 7, SE 8) or, as the case may be, OpenEdge. This software is produced by Sun Microsystems (www.sun.com) or, as the case may be, Oracle (www.oracle.com). An obsolete or defective version of java.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Java Platform SE binary has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Java Platform SE binary has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- java.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module java.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about java.exe Java Platform SE binary
java.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Java.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory - mostly C:\java\jre\v14\bin\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 135,168 bytes (81% of all these files), 144,792 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file is no part of Microsoft Windows. This java program can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. It is interesting to note that the file is placed in the Windows folder, even though it is not part of the operating system. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A java.exe file has a 55% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 45,161 bytes (23% of all these files), 135,168 bytes as well as 20 other variants.
The java file is not part of the Windows operating system. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This particular software is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. This file contains no information about the producer or the version.
- A java.exe file has a 43% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 135,168 bytes (36% of all these files), 249,856 bytes, 145,184 bytes, 174,056 bytes or, as the case may be, 144,792 bytes. The java file is not part of the Windows operating system. This java program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder.
- A java.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 835,584 bytes (25% of all these files), 248,273 bytes, 13,179,660 bytes or, as the case may be, 145,499 bytes.
- A java.exe file has a 66% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the Windows Temp directory. In this case, the file size is usually 518,656 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 565,760 bytes.
- A java.exe file has a 96% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows directory. In this case, the file size is usually 28,864 bytes.
- A java.exe file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32. In this case, the file size is usually 532,680 bytes (50% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 614,912 bytes.
- A java.exe file has a 80% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows\System32\drivers. In this case, the file size is usually 529,408 bytes.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves java.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about java?
|Jave runtime |
|If you have Maya installed, this is probably the java.exe from the doc server |
|Installs with Alias Maya doc server |
|loads from maya\ docs |
|this is a part of sun server development tools (further information...) |
Summary: 11 users judge java.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted java.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Java™ Platform or OpenEdge
To remove Java Platform SE binary from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Java™ Platform or OpenEdge in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if java.exe (Java Platform SE binary) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Java Platform SE binary. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Java Platform SE binary or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or java.exe is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.