Is jusched.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of jusched.exe:









File purpose and description:

Jusched.exe is a program that may have arrived as preinstalled software on your computer but also may have been installed by you at some point. The actual disk location of this file is shown below for you, so you can verify this is not malware, spyware or adware related, as often spyware and virus writers will use the same name as a popular software program but just locate it in a different folder on your hard drive. The purpose of this jusched.exe task is to look for java updates as it is a java related module used when browsing. This is part of the Java2 software suite, and jusched.exe is from Sun Microsystems, as your web browser may require java for many different types of applications. This jusched.exe software file is considered safe and is not spyware or virus related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
jusched.exe

File type:
This is an executable program

File or folder location:
The location of jusched.exe is at: C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.5.0_04\bin\jusched.exe or C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre6\bin\jusched.exe (Note that the version number may change which is normal).


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, jusched.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of jusched.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!