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What is javaw.exe?

Part of Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U21 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 Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) lets you develop and deploy Java applications on desktops and servers, as well as in today's demanding embedded environments. Java offers the rich user interface, performance, versatility, portability, and security that today’s applications require.
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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 0.3% of all Boost users have the javaw.exe file.Of the 0.3% of javaw.exe users, 13.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\java\jre6\bin\javaw.exe

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Enterprise (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)

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 U21
Description: Java(TM) Platform SE binary
Size: 141.78 KB
Original file name: javaw.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Sun Microsystems
Certificate authority: VeriSign

Shell open command details

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

Image hashes

MD5: 359b080f9226d078847e363c7aeda903
SHA-1: 0d65232516254ed3a49c30bc39bea5306cf5a81b
SHA-256: 433b1bf69559faadf0940950a69af448a860f4eda2a18704faf187f5818880a1

PE image details

File packed: No
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