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What does the jusched.exe file do?

The jusched.exe process is also known as Java Update Scheduler or, as the case may be, Java™ Platform SE binary and is a part of Java Platform SE Auto Updater (Version 2 0) or, as the case may be, Java™ Platform (Version SE 6, SE 7). 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 jusched.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about jusched.exe Java Update Scheduler

jusched.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file jusched.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory (normally C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.x.x_0x\bin\). Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 144,784 bytes (25% of all these files), 32,881 bytes as well as 24 other variants.
Jusched.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This jusched program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This jusched program is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, Run). You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. For this reason, 27% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

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 jusched.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 jusched?

It's Sun Java's automatic update scheduler. It periodically starts another process that check for updates for the Jav VM.
David G.
You can disable it with jucheck.exe in the same directory. You usually dont need the scheduler.
Lucas B.
This process is part of the java automated update system and checks for updates to the java runtime environment, disabling this process may cause you to miss important security patches making you computer vulnerable or at the least, causing you to miss the addition of new features to java meaning some java software may not function on your computer. It can be disabled without harming your computer and is not harmful while running. (further information...)
Bob

Summary: 121 users judge jusched.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 20 users consider it harmless. However, 36 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 42 users have already deleted jusched.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Java Platform SE Auto Updater or Java™ Platform

jusched.exe Java Update Scheduler fix

To remove Java Update Scheduler from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Java Platform SE Auto Updater or Java™ Platform in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if jusched.exe (Java Update Scheduler) 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 Update Scheduler. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Java Update Scheduler 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 jusched.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool 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.

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