Scheduling Jusched.exe To Run Only At Defined Intervals

An Overview of the Jusched.exe File

The jusched.exe file belongs to the Java suite that is developed by Sun Microsystems. This process is used to check for Java updates and thus needs to access the Internet on a regular basis. Although we can say that this file is essential to keep your Java suite updated, it is not essential to have the file running on your computer at all times. You may opt to use the process to check updates just once a month, and therefore, you may want to disable the process all other times to free up your memory.

Let’s go over the steps to do disable the Jusched.exe process:

  1. Open Control Panel.In Windows XP, if your Control Panel is in Category view, on the left panel click Other Control Panel options and then select Java Plug-in. If you are using Windows Vista, click Advanced Options and then click Java Plug-in.
    1. In the Java Control Panel, on the Update tab, clear the Check for Updates Automatically checkbox.
    2. In Windows Vista, you may receive a warning message informing you that disabling auto updates may cause problems with Java on your computer. To disable, you just click the Never Check button.
    3. Next, you may receive a message asking if the Control Panel you disabled worked properly for you. Just click the This control panel works correctly and proceed further.
    4. Because you should always update your software in order to keep your PC safe from malware infiltration, we recommended that you schedule the tool to run on a monthly basis. To do this, perform the following steps:
  2. Depending on your Windows version, peform the following steps…In Windows XP,
    1. Navigate to Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools and then select the Schedule Tasks command.
    2. In the Scheduled Tasks window, double-click Schedule Tasks.
    3. In the Scheduled Task dialog, click the Browse button and then navigate to and select the jusched.exe command. For instance, navigate to ‘C:\Program Files\Java\j2re1.4.2_05\bin’ and select the file. This path might change when Java is updated. Therefore, we recommend that you use the Search feature to locate and select the latest version of the file.
    4. Click Next.
    5. Select Monthly to enable the jusched.exe process to run and check for java updates on a monthly basis and then click Next.
    6. Set the time and months on which you want to check for Java updates and then click Next.
    7. Enter your username and password, click Next.
    8. Finally, click the Finish button to complete the scheduling process.

    In Windows Vista,

    1. Click Start, in the Start Search box, type task scheduler and then select Create Basic Task.
    2. Follow the screen instructions to set the month, day and time to run the Java update process.
    3. Also, provide the path for the process. The default path is “C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0_01\bin\jucheck.exe”Because the exe files have a capability to execute codes on your computer, these files are frequently attacked by virus and spyware. So, if you feel that the exe file on your computer is a virus or if you notice exe files with names similar to legitimate Windows files, then it is quite likely that your PC is infected with a virus.In this case, you must update your antivirus and antispyware tools and the perform a full system scan to detect and remove malware. Also, use a good registry tool to clean your registry and repair all corrupt registry entries.