What is jucheck.exe? Should I allow it to make changes to my computer?

What is JUCheck?

What is jucheck.exe?

Are you being plagued by the jucheck.exe pop-up from Windows? Are you worried about what it is and what it means?

This alert is a prompt from the Windows User Account Control system telling you that the Java Updater would like to run.

What is the Java Updater (jucheck.exe)?

  • jucheck is related to the Java installed on your system.
  • jucheck checks for new versions of Java on the internet, and will notify you if a newer Java version is available.
  • jucheck does not install Java. It will present you with the option to install the latest Java version.
  • You should leave this process running in order to ensure getting the latest (secure) Java version.

read more: http://www.java.com/en/download/faq/jucheck.xml

What is Java and why should you care if it’s updated?

Java is a dynamic programming language that’s used for lots of online applications:

Even the United States Postal Service website uses Java, their online postage pricing forms that calculate the cost of sending parcels worldwide is a Java application.

Java has thousands of online applications and is used extensively with great efficiency online to automate a great number of tasks. In fact, an average internet surfer would use Java run applications hundreds of times a week without ever knowing.

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So, if you are using the internet with any regularity and visiting websites that use Java as their programming language for online applications, you definitely want to have the latest version of Java installed.

This means YES, allow jucheck.exe to make changes to your computer.

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