How to Stop or Disable jucheck.exe and jusched.exe?

Mar 16, 2013

The jucheck.exe and jusched.exe processes are important for keeping Oracle Java up to date on a system. These processes run automatically and possess no threat. But Java Update uses your Internet connection to check and download updates. So, many users may find them annoying. In that case, users may safely shutdown or stop those two processes. Stopping jucheck.exe and jusched.exe has no significant impact on your system or the Java program itself. Just the Java auto update process will stop working. You can still update Java manually.

Stop jucheck.exe and jusched.exe:

To stop jucheck.exe and jusched.exe processes from running automatically, follow the steps mentioned below.

  1. Open Java control panel.
  2. Go to Update tab in the Java control panel.
  3. Uncheck the “Check for Updates Automatically” checkbox.
  4. Java Update warning will appear. Press Do Not Check button.
  5. Press the Apply button.
  6. Press OK to close Java control panel.

That’s it! Java automatic update system won’t work from now on. So jucheck.exe and jusched.exe process will stop running on their own. For reference, use the screenshot below.

Stop Java Update

Removing jusched.exe from startup:

If the jusched.exe process still runs automatically, you need to remove it from the startup items list. On Windows, you can do that in just a few steps.

  1. Go to Windows Run box
  2. Type msconfig in the open field and press OK.
  3. Windows System Configuration utility will appear. Go to the Startup tab on the right.
  4. Look for SunJavaUpdateSched (jusched.exe) and uncheck it. If other Java related items are there, uncheck.
  5. Press the OK button.
  6. Reboot your computer.

The above steps will remove jusched.exe from startup items list. So, it won’t start automatically with Windows.

I hope steps mentioned in this articles helped you and jucheck.exe and jusched.exe processes are not running automatically on a computer. Just to be on safe side, keep an eye on new Java updates and manually update your Java install.

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