Troubleshoot Javaw exe Error
Javaw exe – What is it?
Javaw.exe is a type of an executable file or a process used by Sun Microsystems. It is in charge of executing programs created with Java on Windows PC. It is a part of the Oracle Java Runtime Environment.
The javaw exe error hampers your ability to run programs supported by Java.
Common Javaw.exe error messages include:
- “Javaw.exe Application Error.”
- “Javaw.exe is not a valid Win32 application.”
- “Cannot find javaw.exe.””Javaw.exe not found.”
- “Error starting program: javaw.exe.”
- “Javaw.exe is not running.””Javaw.exe failed.”
- “Javaw.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.”
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There can be many reasons for javaw.exe error code on your PC such as:
- Viral infection
- Malware attack
- Invalid registry entries
Ignoring such error messages is not wise. You must resolve it right away as such errors can lead to serious PC threats like system failure and data security threats.
Further Information and Manual Repair
Scan the Javaw.Exe File For Malware
To fix Java exe error on your system, first you need to find out the cause of the error. Is it triggered by malware or invalid registry entries? The best way to identify the cause is to check your system’s CPU usage.
This can be done through assessing the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del all at the same time. After that, click ‘Processes and locate javaw.exe file. Remember this file does not require too much memory, so abnormal memory usage is a surefire sign that java.exe file on your system is a virus.
To resolve it, download an antivirus and run it to scan and remove viruses from your PC. However, running an antivirus may slow down your PC performance.
On the other hand if you find the memory usage is fine, then this means the error is not caused by malware but it occurred either due to old version system files on your PC or registry corruption.
Update the Javaw.Exe File
To remove the old version files, go to the start menu. Click Control Panel and then Add/Remove programs.
Here find the Java program and uninstall it. Now after the program is completely uninstalled, go to the Java’s official website and download the latest version of your desired program. Restart your PC after the installation is successfully complete.
Clean & Repair Registry
If the problem still persists, then the javaw exe error is mostly likely triggered due to the registry corruption. The best way to resolve it is to clean and restore the registry. You can do it manually but you may find the manual procedure slightly time consuming and complex especially you are not a computer programmer.
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