What is JQS.exe process?

Jun 8, 2011

Jqs.exe is running on your computer? Wondering what actually it is? Want to remove or disable jqs.exe process? Read on, to know more. Jqs.exe is Java Quick Starter (JQS). It improves initial startup time for most Java applets and applications. It is loaded after your Windows machine starts and will run in the background to do it’s job. On Windows XP and Windows 2000, Java Quick Starter is enabled by default. So, if you have a new version of Java on your computer, most likely you have jqs.exe running in the background.

Java Quick Starter

Jqs.exe helps improve startup performance. How? It periodically pre-fetches some of the most heavily used Java files into memory. So, when Java is launched on your computer, much less disk I/O is required. As a result, Java applets and applications will load quickly.

JQS was added to Java in Java SE 6 update 10 (6u10) and will be available in all future releases of Java. So, you’ll continue to see jqs.exe process running on your system. Want to remove or disable it? Follow the steps below.

Disable jqs.exe process

How to disable JQS.exe (Java Quick Starter):

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Open Control Panel.
  3. Select Other Control panel options.
  4. Double click on Java Control Panel.
  5. Click Advance tab in Java Control Panel.
  6. Scroll to Miscellaneous entry and Expand.
  7. Uncheck the check box for Java Quick Starter.
  8. Click Ok and restart your computer.
  9. Jqs.exe process is gone!


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