What is java_setup.exe?

java_setup.exe is part of System Applet and developed by System Applet according to the java_setup.exe version information.

java_setup.exe's description is "System Applet "

java_setup.exe is digitally signed by File Monarch.

java_setup.exe is usually located in the 'c:\users\%USERNAME%\downloads\' folder.

Some of the anti-virus scanners at VirusTotal detected java_setup.exe.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

The following is the available information on java_setup.exe:

Product nameSystem Applet
Company nameSystem Applet
File descriptionSystem Applet
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) System Applet
Product version2.4.8.1
File version2.4.8.1

Here's a screenshot of the file properties when displayed by Windows Explorer:

Product nameSystem Applet
Company nameSystem Applet
File descriptionSystem Applet
Legal copyrightCopyright (C) System Applet ..
Product version2.4.8.1
File version2.4.8.1

Digital signatures [?]

java_setup.exe has a valid digital signature.

Signer nameFile Monarch
Certificate issuer nameCOMODO Code Signing CA 2
Certificate serial number00e65c750985b066cbb7b485acf86e58b1

VirusTotal report

17 of the 50 anti-virus programs at VirusTotal detected the java_setup.exe file. That's a 34% detection rate.

ScannerDetection Name
Ad-Aware Adware.IBryte.AD
AntiVir Adware/iBryte.bxnf
AVG AdPlugin.YT
AVware Optimum Installer (fs)
BitDefender Adware.IBryte.AD
Comodo Application.Win32.AgentCV.HWYE
DrWeb Trojan.DownLoader11.25714
Emsisoft Adware.IBryte.AD (B)
ESET-NOD32 a variant of Win32/AdWare.iBryte.AX
F-Secure Adware.IBryte.AD
GData Adware.IBryte.AD
Kaspersky Trojan.Win32.Buzus.qklo
Malwarebytes PUP.Optional.OptimumInstaller
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.IBryte.AD
Panda Trj/Genetic.gen
Sophos iBryte Optimum Installer
VIPRE Optimum Installer (fs)
17 of the 50 anti-virus programs detected the java_setup.exe file.

java_setup.exe removal instructions

The instructions below shows how to remove java_setup.exe with help from the FreeFixer removal tool. Basically, you install FreeFixer, scan your computer, check the java_setup.exe file for removal, restart your computer and scan it again to verify that java_setup.exe has been successfully removed. Here are the removal instructions in more detail:

  1. Download and install FreeFixer: http://www.freefixer.com/download.html
  2. Start FreeFixer and press the Start Scan button. The scan will finish in approximately five minutes.
    Screenshot of Start Scan button
  3. When the scan is finished, locate java_setup.exe in the scan result and tick the checkbox next to the java_setup.exe file. Do not check any other file for removal unless you are 100% sure you want to delete it. Tip: Press CTRL-F to open up FreeFixer's search dialog to quickly locate java_setup.exe in the scan result.
    Red arrow point on the unwanted file
  4. Scroll down to the bottom of the scan result and press the Fix button. FreeFixer will now delete the java_setup.exe file.
    Screenshot of Fix button
  5. Restart your computer.
  6. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. If java_setup.exe still remains in the scan result, proceed with the next step. If java_setup.exe is gone from the scan result you're done.
  7. If java_setup.exe still remains in the scan result, check its checkbox again in the scan result and click Fix.
  8. Restart your computer.
  9. Start FreeFixer and scan your computer again. Verify that java_setup.exe no longer appear in the scan result.
Please select the option that best describe your thoughts on the removal instructions given above

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Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to java_setup.exe:

java_setup.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

java_setup.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

System Applet has stopped working.

End Program - java_setup.exe. This program is not responding.

java_setup.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

java_setup.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

What will you do with java_setup.exe?

To help other users, please let us know what you will do with java_setup.exe:

What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with java_setup.exe. 20% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 5 users.

User vote results: There were 1 vote to remove and 4 votes to keep


Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

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