What is java.exe? Is java.exe spyware or a virus?

How to fix java.exe related problems?
1. Run Security Task Manager to check your java process
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3. Run MalwareBytes to remove persistent malware

Process name: Java Platform Runtime Environment and Application Programming Interface

Product: Java Platform

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: Oracle (oracle.com)

File: java.exe


A background process, java.exe includes the Java Runtime Environment as well as the Application Programming Interface that enables web browsers to run Java based plugins. If java.exe crashes or is disabled, your browsers will continue to work but any Java functions or applications online will fail to work. Designed by Sun Microsystems and distributed by Oracle, Java is an object-oriented programming environment designed to be written once and run on any platform.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/java.exe.html 
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Users Opinions

Average user rating of java.exe: based on 23 votes. Read also the 18 reviews.

  • 710 users ask for this file. 11 users rated it as not dangerous. 4 users rated it as not so dangerous. 6 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous. One user rated it as dangerous. 4 users didn't rate it ("don't know").

All comments about java.exe:
Jave runtime
If you have Maya installed, this is probably the java.exe from the doc server Dark Rayden
Installs with Alias Maya doc server pradeep
loads from maya\ docs
this is a part of sun server development tools  See also: Link anderson
part from Alias Maya, but my java.exe was in fact a worm viorel
"java.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." giving the msg... How can i remove it? Kumar Saurabh
It takes 200-300 mb or memory while running on windows server 2003 and don't know why its running there Jwalant Natvarlal Soneji
From the JDK and JRE Jim
Java programming langauge. Java.exe allows you to run java programs on your computer, which may or may not be useful to you. This is no longer installed by default on most platforms, except perhaps sun solaris; though many programs do use it. *IS* typically used by large companies for their own custom software (don't remove this if you're at work!). Required or recommended if you're using OpenOffice  See also: Link Kim Bruning
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\Adobe Version Cue CS3\Server\jre\bin\java.exe Bob
necessary for certain java related software Doug Gentry
If many items are deleted or you have downloaded another type of Java, the new type of Java takes it's place and for me, I couldnt use the command 'RUN' in cmd. I still dont know what to do. Fred
instsuction ox500bf974 ref memory at ox 00000e7f memory can't be read yash
Think this may be a worm or Trojan- redirects to a non-existent DNS server. Anne
It opens java applications... Duh  See also: Link Tuff
This program is more like an wrapper for other programs, it can runn other programs, but still show up as java.exe at thask manager ferrybig
Java runtime - There are some security problems with applets  See also: Link Link kivibot

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