Java J2 SE Update 6

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    Two days ago I noticed there is a new icon in the takbar. When double clicked, it is shown as Java J2SE Update6. In the Add/Remove it was shown to consume 116MB. Thinking that it may be harmful, I have removed it. I dont know how it came into being.
    I am using genuine XP Home with all critical updates, Open Office V2, Firefox, Avast, Win Defender, Zone Alarm, Spybot etc.

    I hope somebody will elaborate.
     
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    manas Wandering in the zone ...

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    It is most probably the Java Runtime Environment which got installed with some software.It is of no harm.

    It is used by browsers for running Java applets in some websites.
     
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    But IE and F Fox were there for the past several months.
    Could it have got installed through Open Office? I had recently upgraded it to its latest version.
    BTW, I read somewhere that Java Runtime is risky.
     
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    Why will Java Runtime be risky?
    You can always upgrade to a new version when a new vulnerability is found.
    The latest version is JRE 5.0 Update 7.
     
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