The following Potential Threat is posed by javaw.exe:
- Any program can pretend to be javaw.exe to invade your computer. Because Java is widely used around the world, it is very popular among developers of viruses, worms and Trojans.
- If you haven't downloaded any Java installation software and you still find an entry, it is highly probable that this is a virus or other maltware.
Information about the javaw.exe process
Behind the javaw.exe fiile is the installation file from Java. The difference between the normal "java.exe" and the "javaw.exe" described here is that the latter doesn't open a prompt module. Since Java isn't a native Windows program, the file shouldn't appear in C:\Windows\. If this is the case, this is probably not the original application.