Name: gm110360 Date: 05/05/2003
A DESCRIPTION OF THE REQUEST :
Installing JRE 1.4.2beta on Windows also schedules a process called 'jusched.exe' to run and stay resident each time Windows boots.
While I like the idea, it is really up to the user to decide whether or not he or she would like this to happen on their machine. What is even worse is that there is no (documented) way of disabling this program to be run (apart from searching the Windows registry for 'jusched.exe' and deleting the entry).
Users should have control over what applications are doing to their system. When a user decides not to use a certain feature, he or she should be able to do so.
It would also free up 1.5 MB of system memory.
EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
1. Inform the user about this behaviour during installation. At that time it would be nice to let the user decide if this feature should be installed.
2. At a later time, the user should be able to disable this feature (maybe from the plug-in control panel ?)
The user is ignorant about the installation of the run-and-stay-resident application and is suprised (or rightfully worried) when the Windows task-manager lists the unknown 'jusched.exe'.
CUSTOMER SUBMITTED WORKAROUND :
Search the Windows registry for 'jusched.exe' and delete the entry.
(Review ID: 185255)