JQS.exe – huge I/O counts

On my HTPC and work VM, I enabled monitoring I/O Reads and i/O Writes in task manager and noticed that a process ‘jqs.exe’ had something like 30GB against it after just a day of running!

This illuminated why:
http://forums.java.net/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=36505&tstart=-1
it keeps rereading some files to keep them in the system cache. What a hack!

Control panel – Java – Advanced – Miscellaneous has the checkbox to disable the quick starter.

Cant believe all these apps and their ‘quick starters’ that want to bog your system.