Windows Process Description:
The process javaw.exe is a program made by Sun Microsystems, Inc. which works along with Internet Explorer as a Java plug-in. There is a similarity between the process javaw.exe and the program java.exe. The only difference is that the process javaw.exe has no console window when running. If you don’t want to see a command prompt window, the process javaw.exe could most likely be used.
The javaw.exe is a launcher file that will show a dialog box during times when a failure in launching of a program occurs.
This executable file javaw.exe can sometimes be used as a camouflage by some malware which usually reside on the Windows folder. These fake javaw.exe files are known to cause harmful effects to your system’s performance such as system crashes and slow speeds and it is highly recommended that users should constantly check abnormal memory usage of certain files that uses the same file name as this file.
It is also highly recommended to run a malware scanning tool to detect unwanted files in your system. The javaw.exe process doesn’t consume a large amount of resources.
Learn more about javaw.exe here: http://exe.paretologic.com/detail.php/javaw