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Why? must Java Quick Starter reload?"every time"?

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#1 hmmph


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Posted 27 January 2011 - 05:24 PM

Just a general question/Not a pressing issue: "Why" must Java Quick Starter binary (jqsnotify.exe) have access to the internet"every time" I open a fresh instance of my Fire-Fox browser. I noticed this 'need' after installing zone-alarm recently. I can understand if it is just trying to 'shake hands' or up-date, but not that thrilled with the notion that yet one more thing needs to 'phone home' incessantly, even when I already have other Fire-fox windows already open. Why can't I just do the odd update if required ? It just seems lame to me, even tough I know that by clicking 'allow +remember'it will become transparent and surely "quick". Any insight or work-around tips would be most welcome...

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 07:10 PM

Java Quick Starter doesn't have to be running at all.

Go to Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Miscellaneous and uncheck the box for Java Quick Starter. Click OK and restart your computer.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 08:53 PM

Java Quick Star, jqsnotify.exe, is not the same as java update. It is used, in theory, to speed up launching Java when it is called on for what ever reason.

As suggested by Broni, it can be disabled. I have mine disabled and have noticed no ill effects.

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