Application Java Web Start

How to uninstall Java Web Start from your computer

This web page contains thorough information on how to remove Java Web Start for Windows. The application is often placed in the C:\Program Files\Java Web Start directory (same installation drive as Windows).

Java Web Start contains of the executables below. They occupy 322.68 KB (330427 bytes) on disk.

  • helper.exe (52.00 KB)
  • javaws.exe (128.00 KB)
  • uninst-javaws.exe (142.68 KB)
After the uninstall process, the application leaves some files behind on the computer. Part_A few of these are shown below.

Folders found on disk after you uninstall Java Web Start from your computer:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\cacerts
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\helper.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\JavaCup.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javalogo52x88.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\JavaWebStart.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws.cfg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws.exe
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws.jar
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws.policy
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws-l10n.jar
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javawspl.dll
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_de.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_es.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_fr.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_it.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_ja.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_ko.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_sv.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_zh_CN.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\Readme_zh_TW.html
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\copyright.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\miniSplash.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\resources\splash.jpg
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\sunlogo64x30.gif
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\uninst-javaws.exe

Registry that is not removed:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\JavaSoft\Java Web Start
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Java Web Start

Additional values that are not removed:
  • HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\MuiCache\C:\Program Files (x86)\Java Web Start\javaws.exe

How to delete Java Web Start from your PC using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

 Some computer users choose to erase this program. Sometimes this is hard because removing this manually requires some advanced knowledge related to Windows program uninstallation. One of the best SIMPLE approach to erase Java Web Start is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take the following steps on how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO on your system, install it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful uninstaller and general tool to clean your PC.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take your time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a powerful package of utilities.

3. Click on the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Click on the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the programs existing on the PC will be made available to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you locate Java Web Start or simply click the Search field and type in "Java Web Start". The Java Web Start app will be found very quickly. When you click Java Web Start in the list , the following information about the program is available to you:

  • Safety rating (in the lower left corner). The star rating tells you the opinion other users have about Java Web Start, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Opinions by other users - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Technical information about the app you want to remove, by clicking on the Properties button.
7. Click the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will show up. Confirm the uninstall by pressing Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Java Web Start.
Uninstall Java Web Start

8. After uninstalling Java Web Start, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will ask you to run a cleanup. Press Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Java Web Start that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Java Web Start using Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no Windows registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your Windows system will remain clean, speedy and ready to serve you properly.


Geographical user distribution

  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


2015-01-16 / Written by Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2015-01-16 14:05:35.130