"jucheck.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "jucheck.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "jucheck.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "jucheck.exe" process?

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A

"jucheck.exe" process represents "Java Update Checker" program.

"jucheck.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "jusched" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   jusched
      jucheck

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "jucheck.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
jucheck.exe              13,936 K   Java Update Checker

Additional information about "jucheck.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe" -auto -scheduled

Programe file information:
   Name: jucheck.exe
   Location: C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
   Description: Java Update Checker
   Version: 2.8.131.11
   Size: 926232 bytes
   Last modified: 3/15/2017 2:37:40 AM
   Company Name: Oracle Corporation
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\Windows\SysWOW64
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\KernelBase.dll.mui
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\counters.dat
C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft.windows.common-controls_6595b64144ccf1df_6.0.7601.18837_none_41e855142bd5705d
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\SystemCertificates\My

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy\jucheck
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Update\Policy
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jucheck.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\ole32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

"jucheck.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "jucheck.exe" process. You can go to Java Website to check for updates yourself.

 

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