I want to get rid of always-running jusched.exe, and update java periodically using windows task scheduler. Is it possible?
My system: Windows 8 x64, Java 32-bit
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Java updates are going through an especially bad phase at the moment (check this article: http://www.zdnet.com/a-close-look-at-how-oracle-installs-deceptive-software-with-java-updates-7000010038/).
It's reasonable to find it naggy and annoying.
Yet keeping up with security updates is so important I'm not even going to bother justifying it.
Therefore the ultimate solution is: uninstall Java.
Obviously you may not want to do this and a secondary work-around might be to use a service like
I agree Java shouldn't run constantly for a monthly check. However, it's configuration is also misleading. When you disable the monthly check just run Autoruns and you will see it still configured to load every time you boot the system. Process Hacker may also be useful to verify what is actually running on your rig.
Solution is to use Task Scheduler as explained here.