What is Java TM plug-in SSV helper and what does it do?

Original title: Java TM plug-in SSV helper

I have a Windows Vista HomePremium 32 bit computer system and my  Browser version is IE9.

 

I just reinstalled Java and I was asked if I wanted to enable or disable the  Java TM plug-in SSV helper I disabled it for now. What is it and what does it do.

 

Should I enable it?

 

 

Jerry

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The SSV helper plug-in is NOT required to run java apps in your browser. It is separate from the JRE, which you do need. Unless you are in a corporate environment and you have been specifically instructed by your IT department to enable the plug-in SSV helper, you are better off not enabling it.
A far more useful link than the Oracle bug report:
Java Plug-in SSV Helper

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Hi Jerry,

 

Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

 

Based on the information, you want to know more about Java TM plug-in SSV helper, since you have reinstalled Java and disabled the Java TM plug-in SSV helper.

 

Java TM plug-in SSV helper is a plug-in that belongs to Java. Java is a programming language. You need something called the Java Runtime Environment to run programs written in Java. The Plugin is part of that. A small number of websites also use this. If it affects the computer performance a lot you could disable it, however, if you visit websites which are using Java, you might need to enable it.

For further information, refer the Java Support article:

http://bugs.sun.com/bugdatabase/view_bug.do?bug_id=6747116

 

Hope it helps.

 

Let us know if you need further assistance with Windows related issues. We will be happy to help.

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