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
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.
I have to clarify, Java's aggressive updating causes too much instability in networking systems right now. Too many updates are unsustainable for service based applications and core controls for business. Patching a Firewall for access tool compatibility 4 times a month is ridiculous, seriously. Product dependent Development will never move forward attempting to test and fix for every build. And the updating components have become nearly uncontrollable. I hope they get a handle on this soon or give Administrators a more realistic means of control.