It is using over 400MB virtual memory. Any help shutting this down?
When opened in Finder this is the thread:
/System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/java ; exit;
users-imac:~ owner1$ /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Versions/A/Commands/java ; exit;
Usage: java [-options] class [args...]
(to execute a class)
or java [-options] -jar jarfile [args...]
(to execute a jar file)
where options include:
-d32 use a 32-bit data model if available
-d64 use a 64-bit data model if available (implies -server, only for x86_64)
-client to select the "client" VM
-server to select the "server" VM
-jvm is a synonym for the "client" VM [deprecated]
-hotspot is a synonym for the "client" VM [deprecated]
The default VM is client.
-cp <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
-classpath <class search path of directories and zip/jar files>
A : separated list of directories, JAR archives,
and ZIP archives to search for class files.
set a system property
enable verbose output
-version print product version and exit
require the specified version to run
-showversion print product version and continue
-jre-restrict-search | -jre-no-restrict-search
include/exclude user private JREs in the version search
-? -help print this help message
-X print help on non-standard options
-esa | -enablesystemassertions
enable system assertions
-dsa | -disablesystemassertions
disable system assertions
load native agent library <libname>, e.g. -agentlib:hprof
see also, -agentlib:jdwp=help and -agentlib:hprof=help
load native agent library by full pathname
load Java programming language agent, see java.lang.instrument
show splash screen with specified image
we have the same problem on our 2007 Imac running Snow Leopard. After a recent sorftware update a bin file relating to Java appeared in the dock that can't be turned off, deleted and prevents turing off the computer. Force quit menu can't even shift it! I shut the machine down by holding the power button but on restart it's gone from the dock but still prevents the machine form shutting down normally.
You say reinstaling Java fixed it...how do you do this as a new software update won't let you reinstall anything that's already been downloaded?
thanks in advance..
I have this same issue. I managed to get rid of it a week or so ago, but now have updated to Mavericks and it has reapplied.
When I updated to Mavericks, the installer wanted me to insall a copy of Java in order to make sure the Adobe apps such as Dreamweaver would work. This overwrote/updated the previous version of Java 1.6 which I had successfully got functioning correctly. I thought I had deleted some preference files to get rid of this annoyance in the past, but now can't recall what I removed and reset!
running java -version in Terminal shows Java is found and appears to be functional.