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Question: JDK Java pop up - how get rid of it?

Anybode have an idea? How do I get rid of a pop up window telling me (in translation from Swedish) - If you would like to use "Java" commando tool you have to install a JDK". I use an iMac High Sierra 10.13.3 version.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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Mar 14, 2018 3:59 AM in response to SidneyS In response to SidneyS

Maybe you have software installed that requires Java to run? But I think such software should ask for a JRE (Java Runtime Environment, for end users), not a JDK (Java Development Kit, for programmers).

What are you doing when the message pops up? Do you have clues where the message originates? Does it have to do with visiting a webpage, or running certain software?

Mar 14, 2018 3:59 AM

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Mar 14, 2018 4:19 AM in response to Urquhart1244 In response to Urquhart1244

Hi. I have the latest version of Java installed. I´m not a developer just an ordinary user. I think Java is a help program/app connected to various web browsers. I have the latest version for iMac installed, that is 9.0.4.

The pop up window comes up over and over again independent of what program I´m in for the moment. I just click OK, sometimes I have clicked "more info" but that didn´t make me any wiser unfortunately.

Mar 14, 2018 4:19 AM

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Mar 14, 2018 5:56 AM in response to SidneyS In response to SidneyS

Java has more uses than just as web browser plugin, but that is perhaps a different discussion. That being said, JDK is aimed at software developers, not end users.

You may want to run EtreCheck and Malwarebytes to check for unwanted processes running the background.

The first will generate a report of the status of your Mac, which we could review for clues, if you choose to share it.

The latter will scan for malware (malicious software).

Both are highly regarded on these forums.

Mar 14, 2018 5:56 AM

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Mar 14, 2018 12:33 PM in response to SidneyS In response to SidneyS

Hello again. Thanks for the input. I have now run both Etrecheck and Malware bytes. E report no major issues, minor issues was heavy RAM usage (guessing to many programs open at the same time?) but no need for immediate attention but perhaps in the future.

M confirm four threats - all connected to MacKeeper. (Something I don´t even recall having/using.)

My guess is that these reports show the mashine is OK and nothing that indicate any connection with the Java JDK popping up. An earlier thread (in Swedish) discussed if it had something to do with this version, update, of High Sierra, that using an older version of Java should solve this? But I don´t know. Any idea? And thanks for your time.


Mar 14, 2018 12:33 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 1:33 AM in response to Old Toad In response to Old Toad

Here we go:

EtreCheck version: 4.1.3 (4A188)

Report generated: 2018-03-14 20:10:38

Download EtreCheck from https://etrecheck.com

Runtime: 2:49

Performance: Excellent

Problem: Other problem

Major Issues: None

Minor Issues:

These issues do not need immediate attention but they may indicate future problems.

Heavy RAM usage - This machine is using a large amount of RAM.

Clean up - There are orphan files that could be removed.

Small backup drive - Time Machine backup drive is too small.

Unsigned files - There is unsigned software installed. They appear to be legitimate but should be reviewed.

System modifications - There are a large number of system modifications running in the background.

32-bit Apps - This machine has 32-bits apps that may have problems in the future.

Hardware Information:

iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, 2017)

iMac Model: iMac18,3

1 3,8 GHz Intel Core i5 (i5-7600K) CPU: 4-core

16 GB RAM Upgradeable


8 GB DDR4 2400 ok




8 GB DDR4 2400 ok



Video Information:

Radeon Pro 580 - VRAM: 8 GB

iMac 5120 x 2880


disk0 - APPLE SSD SM0128L 121.33 GB (Solid State - TRIM: Yes)

Internal PCI-Express 8.0 GT/s x4 NVM Express

disk0s1 - EFI [EFI] 315 MB

disk0s2 [Core Storage Container] 120.88 GB

disk2 - Macintosh HD (Journaled HFS+) [Fusion Drive] 2.11 TB

disk0s3 - B*******X (Journaled HFS+) [Recovery] 134 MB

disk1 - APPLE HDD ST2000DM001 2.00 TB (Mechanical)

Internal SATA 6 Gigabit Serial ATA

disk1s1 - EFI (MS-DOS FAT32) [EFI] 210 MB

disk1s2 [Core Storage Container] 2.00 TB

disk2 - Macintosh HD (Journaled HFS+) [Fusion Drive] 2.11 TB

disk1s3 - Recovery HD (Journaled HFS+) [Recovery] 650 MB

Mounted Volumes:

disk2 - Macintosh HD [Fusion Drive] 2.11 TB (1.41 TB free)

Journaled HFS+

Mount point: /


disk4s1 - J***************1 524 MB (445 MB free)


Mount point: /Volumes/J***************1


Interface usbmodem5A7D5081: Gigaset Generic CDCACM Device

Interface Bluetooth-Modem: Bluetooth DUN

Interface en0: Ethernet

Interface en1: Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

One IPv4 address

Interface en4: Bluetooth PAN

Interface en5: iPhone

Interface en6: iPad

Interface bridge0: Thunderbolt Bridge

iCloud Quota: 43.12 GB available

System Software:

macOS High Sierra 10.13.3 (17D102)

Time since boot: About 18 days

System Load: 2.01 (1 min ago) 2.16 (5 min ago) 2.08 (15 min ago)


System Status
Gatekeeper Mac App Store and identified developers
System Integrity Protection Enabled

Unsigned Files:

Launchd: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.adobe.ARM.c2591079278d4fe14ab7a526912a1f0f1ffa89e75a3 6284b4eef754a.plist

Executable: /Applications/Adobe Reader 9___/Adobe Reader.app/Contents/MacOS/Updater/Adobe Reader Updater Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/Adobe Reader Updater Helper

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist

Executable: /Library/PrivilegedHelperTools/com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist

Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/JavaUpdater.app/Contents/Ma cOS/JavaUpdater -bgcheck

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchAgents/com.sony.WirelessAutoImportLauncher.agent.plist

Executable: /Library/Application Support/WirelessAutoImport/WirelessImporterDaemon

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

Launchd: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist

Executable: /Library/Internet Plug-Ins/JavaAppletPlugin.plugin/Contents/Resources/Helper-Tool

Details: Exact match found in the whitelist - probably OK

32-bit Applications:

Name Version
Scribus 1.4.4
Microsoft Document Connection 14.7.7
Toast Titanium 11.0.4 (709)
Boris Calligraphy User Guide 1.1
Adobe Reader 9.5.5
Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
Virtual CD Manager
Batch Monitor 3.5.3
Inställningar för EPSON Scan 5.1.3
Microsoft Alerts Daemon 14.7.7
Soundtrack Pro 3.0.1
Epson Scanner Monitor 4.6.2
Head Leaders Read Me 1.1
InkServer 10.9
TiVo Transfer 2.1.0
Get Backup 2 RE 2.4.4
Open XML for Excel 14.7.7
Microsoft Word 14.7.7
Apple Qadministrator 3.5.3
Color 1.5.3
iMovie 8.0 8.0.6
MPEG Streamclip 1.9.2
ExtendScript Toolkit ESTK CS5
RealPlayer 11.0.0
Uninstall Product
Microsoft Chart Converter 14.7.7
Microsoft Database Utility 14.7.7
AAM Registration Notifier
DVX100 Audio Sync Tool Read Me 1.1
SoundTap 2.34
Microsoft Ship Asserts 1.1.4
Adobe Updater Adobe Updater
iDVD 7.1.2
PhotoshopdotcomInspirationBrowser 3.07
Microsoft Graph 14.7.7
MyCamera Manager
iWeb 3.0.4
Cinema Tools 4.5.1
Microsoft Query 12.0.0
Final Cut Express 4.0.1
Microsoft Felrapportering 2.2.9
Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0 (20100905.m.9093)
Skype 6.19
AAM Updates Notifier
Equation Editor 14.2.0
quicklookd32 5.0
Microsoft Upload Center 14.7.7
CD Spin Doctor 5.0.4t
QuickSync 3.0.2
Welcome to Leopard 8.1
Exploring Final Cut Pro 7 1.1
Event Manager 2.51.52
Copy Utility 4.0.3
Mac2Tivo 1.2.0
Template Intro Movies 1.1
Spotlight Importer 2.0
Apple Qmaster 3.5.3
Installationsassistenten för Microsoft Office 14.4.1
iDVD Komma igång 1.0.2
Microsoft Excel 14.7.7
Microsoft Office-påminnelser 14.7.7
Adobe Application Manager
RealPlayer Downloader Agent 11.0.0
All2MP3 2.0820
Om Apple Hardware Test 34.15
PavtubeHDVideoConverter 2
TechTool Deluxe 3.1.2
DVD‑spelare 5.8
Microsoft Database Daemon 14.7.7
Adobe Elements 9 Organizer 9.0.2.(20101217.p.9699)
EPSON Scan 5.1.2f0
AdwareMedic 2.2.6
Canon IJ Printer Utility 7.27.0
Solver 1.0
WordFinder Norstedts engelska ordbok Pro 1.0.0
Microsoft Messenger 8.0.1
Microsoft Clip Gallery 14.7.7
HP Photo Creations
My Day 14.7.7
Motion 4.0.3
Disc Cover 3 RE 3.0.3
SyncServicesAgent 14.7.7
Create Disc 1.0
DiskCatalogMaker 6.4.11
GarageBand 5.1
DVD Studio Pro 4.2.2
Anslutning till fjärrskrivbord 2.1.1
RecordPad 5.39
Office365Service 14.7.7
QuickSyncServices.service 1.2
Spin Doctor 1.0.1
Microsoft PowerPoint 14.7.7
LiveType 2.1.4
Compressor 3.5.3
Apple Loops Utility 3.0.1

Kernel Extensions:


[Not Loaded] SoundTapVirtualAudioDevice.kext (1.0.2 - SDK 10.6)

/Applications/Toast 11 Titanium/Spin Doctor.app

[Loaded] Terminus.kext (4)

/Applications/Toast 11 Titanium/Toast Titanium.app

[Not Loaded] RoxioBluRaySupport.kext (1.1.6)

[Not Loaded] TDIXController.kext (2.0)

/Applications/VMware Horizon Client.app

[Not Loaded] vmioplug.kext (VMware, Inc., 17.2.2)

/Applications/VMware View Client.app

[Not Loaded] vmioplug.kext (10.3.20)


[Not Loaded] SONYDeviceType04.kext (Sony Corporation, - SDK 10.10)

System Launch Agents:

[Not Loaded] 8 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 154 Apple tasks
[Running] 128 Apple tasks

System Launch Daemons:

[Not Loaded] 39 Apple tasks
[Loaded] 168 Apple tasks
[Running] 122 Apple tasks
[Other] 2 Apple tasks

Launch Agents:

[Running] com.adobe.AdobeCreativeCloud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.update.agent.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2018-01-24)
[Running] com.sony.SonyAutoLauncher.agent.plist (? a756a1bd - installed 2016-12-06)
[Not Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? ffb65062 - installed 2018-02-18)
[Running] com.sony.WirelessAutoImportLauncher.agent.plist (? c33fba7e - installed 2016-12-06)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.agent.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-02-04)
[Running] com.epson.scannermonitor.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-06-06)
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-31)
[Loaded] com.oracle.java.Java-Updater.plist (? 174e0f51 - installed 2017-12-20)
[Loaded] com.epson.esua.launcher.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-11-07)
[Other] com.adobe.ARMDCHelper.cc24aef4a1b90ed56a725c38014c95072f92651fb65e1bf9c8e43c37a2 3d420d.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-13)
[Running] com.epson.eventmanager.agent.plist (Seiko Epson Corporation - installed 2017-06-05)

Launch Daemons:

[Loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.SMJobBlessHelper.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-13)
[Loaded] com.apple.aelwriter.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2014-02-23)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.autoupdate.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2018-01-24)
[Loaded] com.apple.qmaster.qmasterd.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2010-08-26)
[Running] com.adobe.acc.installer.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-19)
[Loaded] com.adobe.fpsaud.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-24)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensing.helper.plist (? 6d8cb30e - installed 2014-03-26)
[Loaded] com.oracle.java.Helper-Tool.plist (? fa56dec8 - installed 2017-12-20)
[Running] com.adobe.agsservice.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-31)
[Loaded] com.adobe.ARMDC.Communicator.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-02-13)
[Running] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.plugin.AntiTheft.daemon.plist (? 9166218c - installed 2015-07-22)
[Loaded] com.google.keystone.daemon.plist (Google, Inc. - installed 2018-03-06)
[Loaded] com.microsoft.office.licensingV2.helper.plist (Microsoft Corporation - installed 2017-06-10)

User Launch Agents:

[Other] com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist (? 0 - installed )
[Running] com.spotify.webhelper.plist (Spotify - installed 2017-04-10)
[Loaded] com.adobe.ARM.c2591079278d4fe14ab7a526912a1f0f1ffa89e75a36284b4eef754a.plist (? 0 - installed 2013-05-14)
[Running] com.hp.devicemonitor.plist (HP Inc. - installed 2017-08-29)
[Loaded] com.nchsoftware.wavepad.schedule.LikeSurvey.plist (? 0 - installed )
[Running] com.hp.productresearch.plist (HP Inc. - installed 2017-08-29)
[Loaded] com.adobe.GC.Invoker-1.0.plist (Adobe Systems, Inc. - installed 2018-01-31)
[Loaded] com.adobe.AAM.Updater-1.0.plist (? 0 - installed 2018-02-12)
[Other] com.facebook.videochat.gssangberg.plist (Apple, Inc. - installed 2017-11-14)

User Login Items:

Evernote Program (Mac App Store


HP Product Research SMLoginItem (HP Inc. - installed 2017-10-24)

(/Library/Printers/hp/Utilities/HPPU Plugins/ProductImprovementStudy.hptask/Contents/Helpers/HP Product Research Manager.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/HP Product Research.app)

HP Device Monitor SMLoginItem (HP Inc. - installed 2017-10-24)

(/Library/Printers/hp/Frameworks/HPDeviceMonitoring.framework/Versions/1.0/Help ers/HP Device Monitor Manager.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/HP Device Monitor.app)

ATLoginItemHelper SMLoginItem (Mac App Store - installed 2018-03-05)


Day One Helper SMLoginItem (Mac App Store - installed 2018-03-09)

(/Applications/Day One.app/Contents/Library/LoginItems/Day One Helper.app)

Internet Plug-ins:

Unity Web Player: UnityPlayer version 5.3.8f2 (installed 2017-07-09)

AdobeAAMDetect: (installed 2018-02-19)

FlashPlayer-10.6: (installed 2018-03-14)

AdobePDFViewerNPAPI: 17.012.20098 (installed 2018-02-24)

jdk: Unknown (installed 2018-02-02)

QuickTime Plugin: 7.7.3 (installed 2018-01-25)

Flash Player: (installed 2018-03-14)

iPhotoPhotocast: 7.0 (installed 2012-02-03)

PepperFlashPlayer: (installed 2018-03-14)

AdobePDFViewer: 18.011.20038 (installed 2018-02-24)

GarminGpsControl: (installed 2014-04-01)

SharePointBrowserPlugin: 14.7.7 (installed 2017-10-20)

RL Secure Plug-In Layer: Unknown (installed 2013-09-20)

JavaAppletPlugin: Java 9.0.4 build 11 (installed 2018-02-02)

User Internet Plug-ins:

RealPlayer Plugin: Unknown (installed 2012-02-04)

Audio Plug-ins:

DVCPROHDAudio: 1.3.2 (installed 2014-02-24)

Safari Extensions:

uBlock.safariextz - Chris Aljoudi - https://chrismatic.io/ (installed 2017-07-04)
ClickToPlugin.safariextz - Marc Hoyois - http://hoyois.github.com/safariextensions/clicktoplugin/ (installed 2016-04-22)
SearchPreview.safariextz - Edward Ackroyd - https://searchpreview.de (installed 2017-07-08)
DuckDuckGo.safariextz - DuckDuckGo - http://duckduckgo.com (installed 2017-09-20)
Search Incognito.safariextz - Stan Lucian - http://www.searchincognitopro.com (installed 2017-07-04)
1Password.safariextz - AgileBits - https://agilebits.com/onepassword (installed 2017-05-03)

3rd Party Preference Panes:

Flash Player (installed 2018-02-24)

Java (installed 2017-12-20)

Time Machine:

Skip System Files:

Mobile backups:

Auto backup: Yes

Volumes being backed up:

Macintosh HD: Disk size: 2.11 TB - Disk used: 706.63 GB


2*************k [Local] (Last used)

Total size: 2.00 TB

Total number of backups: 37

Oldest backup: 2014-01-15 16:08:17

Last backup: 2018-02-16 19:57:35

Top Processes by CPU:

Process (count) Source % of CPU
WindowServer Apple 5
plugin-container (4) Mozilla Corporation 5
kernel_task Apple 3
firefox Mozilla Corporation 3
Activity Monitor Apple 2

Top Processes by Memory:

Process (count) Source RAM usage
plugin-container (4) Mozilla Corporation 3.89 GB
kernel_task Apple 1.79 GB
firefox Mozilla Corporation 1.77 GB
Adobe (5) 507 MB
com.apple.WebKit.WebContent (7) Apple 457 MB

Top Processes by Network Use:

Process Source Input Output
ath Apple 2 MB 5 MB
Mail Apple 583 KB 12 KB
firefox Mozilla Corporation 368 KB 51 KB
apsd Apple 13 KB 12 KB

Top Processes by Energy Use:

Process (count) Source Energy usage (0-100)
plugin-container (4) Mozilla Corporation 4
WindowServer Apple 3
firefox Mozilla Corporation 2
coreaudiod Apple 1
Adobe (9) 1

Virtual Memory Information:

Available RAM 2.68 GB
Free RAM 29 MB
Used RAM 13.32 GB
Cached files 2.65 GB
Swap Used 8.68 GB

Software Installs (past 30 days):

Name Version Install Date
SimpleMind Lite 1.20.0 2018-02-16
SimpleMind Pro 1.20.1 2018-02-17
1Password 6.8.7 2018-02-24
OneDrive 17.005.0107 2018-02-24
Dr. Cleaner 3.3.4 2018-03-05
Evernote 7.0.2 2018-03-05
Day One 2.5.11 2018-03-09

Clean up:



Executable not found


/MacKeeper.app/Contents/Resources/MacKeeper Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/MacKeeper Helper

Executable not found

Diagnostics Information (past 7 days):

2018-03-14 20:08:11 qmasterd Crash (once)

dyld: launch, loading dependent libraries

2018-03-12 14:36:06 apple-scc-20180312-143542.app Crash (once)

2018-03-08 12:39:31 Adobe Bridge CC 2018.app CPU (once)

End of report

Mar 15, 2018 1:33 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 10:13 AM in response to SidneyS In response to SidneyS

The only Java file required for normal use and with browsers is the JavaAppletPlugin.plugin which is located in the HD/Library/Internet Plug-Ins folder. All other Java files, from Oracle, are not needed unless you have an app that specifically requires it. If not search for directions to remove the other Java files.

com.zeobit.MacKeeper.Helper.plist (? 0 - installed )

You've installed what is considered by more around here as malware. It is totally unnecessary and a detriment to system and application performance. Read this user tip and then uninstall it: Do not install MacKeeper

Uninstall MacKeeper™

Also anying "cleaning" apps (Dr Cleaner), "optimizing" apps or anti virus apps are not necessary. The all tend to be more detrimental to the Mac's performance than do any good.

Time since boot: About 18 days

One should reboot more frequently, 1 or 2 times a week, to clear out old cache and swap files. Booting into Safe Mode, Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, will do that in addition to running other cleaning and repair procedures. I do a Safe Mode boot about once a month and a normal reboot frequently.

Rerun Etrecheck and do the Clean Up it requests.

Once you remove all of the deadwood reboot and see if the popups continue.

Mar 15, 2018 10:13 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 11:56 AM in response to Old Toad In response to Old Toad

Old Toad wrote:

Time since boot: About 18 days

One should reboot more frequently, 1 or 2 times a week, to clear out old cache and swap files. Booting into Safe Mode, Mac OS X: Starting up in Safe Mode, will do that in addition to running other cleaning and repair procedures. I do a Safe Mode boot about once a month and a normal reboot frequently.

Just of of curiosity and to learn, as my Mac is running 11 days 7 hours now, without apparent issues. Wouldn’t the automated scripts (daily, weekly, monthly) take care of whatever maintenance should be done according to Apple? The linked page touts its diagnostic virtues, but not any preventive virtues explicitly.

Mar 15, 2018 11:56 AM

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Mar 15, 2018 12:02 PM in response to Urquhart1244 In response to Urquhart1244

If your Mac is in sleep mode overnight the scripts won't run according to this: XLab website: Running the Mac OS X maintenance scripts. The following is from that site:

Mac® OS X is a UNIX®-based system, built in part on both BSD® and FreeBSD®. UNIX systems run scheduled maintenance routines — known as maintenance scripts — to clean up a variety of System logs and temporary files. By default, these are executed between 03:15 and 05:30 hours local time, depending on the script.

If your Mac is shut down or in sleep mode during these hours, the maintenance scripts will not run. [1] This results in log files that will grow over time, consuming free space on your Mac OS X startup disk.

Do you leave the Mac on but just with the screensaver running?

Mar 15, 2018 12:02 PM

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Mar 15, 2018 12:24 PM in response to Old Toad In response to Old Toad

Old Toad wrote:

Do you leave the Mac on but just with the screensaver running?

Yes, if I keep it on, this computer doesn’t sleep, but the screen and disks do (Energy Saver settings). According to Onyx, the scripts have run automatically, but close to midnight (00:18, 00:18, 23:27).

Thanks for the info!

Mar 15, 2018 12:24 PM

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