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What is javaw.exe?

Part of Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24 by Sun Microsystems

What is it?

This library is part of the Java Platform Standard Edition (Java SE), a platform for programming in the Java language used to deploy portable applications for general use. Java SE consists of a virtual machine, which must be used to run Java programs, together with a set of libraries needed to allow the use of file systems, networks, graphical interfaces, and so on, from within those programs.
Description of javaw.exe from Sun Microsystems
Java allows you to play online games, chat with people around the world, calculate your mortgage interest, and view images in 3D, just to name a few. It's also integral to the intranet applications and other e-business solutions that are the foundation of corporate computing. Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. It is the underlying technology that powers state-of-the-art programs including utilities, games, and business applications. Java runs on more than 850 million personal computers worldwide, and on billions of devices worldwide, including mobile and TV devices. There are lots of applications and websites that won't work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
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How is javaw.exe loaded?

Shell open command - javaw.exe is typically associtated with identifier name of jarfile with and identifier of "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%1" %*. A Shell Open Command allows for an association of a file extension and a program. This association allows an application to be run when the icon or a context menu item is clicked upon in the Windows Explorer window.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the javaw.exe file.Of the 0.5% of javaw.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe

Are there other versions of Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Sun Microsystems is a multinational vendor of computers, computer software and hardware, and information technology services. Sun is a proponent of open systems More...
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File details

File name: javaw.exe
Publisher: Sun Microsystems, Inc. (verified)
Name: Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U24
Description: Java(TM) Platform SE binary
Size: 167.78 KB
Original file name: javaw.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sun Microsystems
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/24/2009
Expiration date: 7/14/2012

Shell open command details

Name: jarfile
Command: "C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe" -jar "%1" %*

Image hashes

MD5: a5a098f3cd1f8db009e0aa4b2642ba09
SHA-1: 67ff7d1a552acbb788ec30afd721b9c8c37feef5
SHA-256: a9f3e5a022d82158e827fcfca1dce7b8d7ccccbecab8a643e3fbcd44d216bd4d

PE image details

File entropy: 6.27689
File packed: No
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