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Should I remove Facebook Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Poor
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How common is it?
Global Rank #997
United States Rank #1,451
Reach 0.8187%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.41 days
1044.67 days >
Average installed length: 548.89 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.4814.0 100.00%

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Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0

What is Facebook Messenger?

Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and video communication. Like Facebook's web-based Chat feature, it supports the open-source XMPP protocol, connects primarily between Facebook users and synchronizes with the website. Among its features is a "ticker" similar in function to the sidebar of friend activity seen by Facebook website users. At the time of release, "chatting with multiple friends, video calling, limiting chat availability and editing settings" were not available through the software.

About  (from Facebook)

Facebook Messenger works like texting (SMS) and other mobile messaging apps to let you reach people instantly on their phones. See and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Messenger is an app that brings Fa...  Read more

Overview

Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is facebookmessenger.exe. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 368 files and is usually about 12.13 MB (12,718,080 bytes). Adobe AIR Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.facebook.com/mobile/messenger
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\facebook\messenger\2.1.4814.0
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7204BDEE-1A48-4D95-A964-44A9250B439E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0

Program executable:facebookmessenger.exe
Name:Facebook Messenger
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\facebook\messenger\2.1.4814.0\facebookmessenger.exe
MD5:4bf3c4f9327bb33190603829c9f5e781
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
(From the publisher) “See and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Messenger lets you use Facebook without being on...”
Additional files:
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll - Facebook Desktop (Facebook Desktop Plugin)
  • gfwlclient.resources.dll (by Microsoft®) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • inteldriver.exe
  • xliveservices.resources.dll (by Microsoft®)
  • 3ivx mpeg-4 5.0.3 noaudio oem installer.exe
  • ac3plug.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital) - Sony AC-3 Encoder
  • ac3plugrw.dll (by Sony Pictures Digital) - Sony S4RW (Sony S4RW Component)
  • adblockplus32.dll (by Adblock Plus) - Adblock Plus (Adblock Plus Module)
  • adblockplusengine.exe (by Eyeo GmbH) - Adblock Plus Engine
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • adjustservicesecurity.exe (by Madison Media Software) - AdjustServiceSecurity (Sony Media Manager Utility)
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • AdobeCP15.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • aifplug.dll - Sony AIF File Format (Sony AIFF Format)
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR Application Installer
  • app_renderer.dll (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks GL Application Renderer Library)
  • applogon.dll (by HP) - Simple Pass (AppLogon Dynamic Link Library)
  • applogonshell.exe (by HP) - AppLogon Shell
  • atrc.dll - RealAudio 8, Sony ATRAC3 audio codec (Sony ATRAC3 Audio Codec for RealAudio 8(tm))
  • audiofmtconverter.dll - Helix DNA Producer SDK (Audio format converter)
  • audiolimiter.dll - Helix Producer SDK from RealNetworks (Helix Producer Audio Limiter Plugin)
  • audiometer.dll - Audio level/VU meter
  • audioresampler.dll - Audio resampler
  • ausetting.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft LifeChat
  • auth3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Authentication Manager plugin for RealMedia®)
  • aviplug.dll - Sony Video For Windows 2 File Format
  • avireader.dll - Uncompressed AVI reader
  • basc3260.dll (by RealNetworks) - Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia® (32-bit) (Basic Authenticator plugin for RealMedia®)
  • biolayer.dll - BioLayer Dynamic Link Library
  • btdfu.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software 5.1.0.2300
  • btdfuwizardp.exe (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth DFU Wizard Package
  • btinvoke.dll
  • btinvoke.exe
  • btmcrcam.dll (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (Still Image Devices DLL)
  • btw_ci.dll - Class-Installer DLL for the Bluetooth Devices
  • btwdins.exe - Bluetooth Support Server
  • btwiacam.dll (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider)
  • btwmpplugin.dll
  • capture.dll - Helix Producer Capture Plugin
  • cefsharp.dll
  • cefsharp.winforms.dll
  • checker.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Hardware Shared Component (Microsoft Hardware Checker)
  • colorcvt.dll - Color Conversion Library (32-bit) (Color Conversion Library)
  • comp-err.exe
  • cook.dll - Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm) (32-bit) (Cooker G2 Audio Codec for RealAudio(tm))
  • core.dll - Core Dynamic Link Library
  • cygwinb19.dll
  • datacollection.exe (by US Tech Support) - US Tech Support Framework (DataCollection)
  • datamanager.dll - DataManager Dynamic Link Library
  • del_dll.dll
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • dhtmled.ocx - DHTML Editing Component (DHTML Edting Control)
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • downloader.exe
  • dpinst.exe - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • driverupdate.exe (by SlimWare Utilities) - DriverUpdate
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX pour Windows® (Programme d'installation de DirectX - 32 bits)
  • dsreader.dll - DirectShow file reader
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFbDesktopPlugin.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
  • adblockplus32.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adblock Plus for IE Browser Helper Object' with the class of {FFCB3198-32F3-4E8B-9539-4324694ED664}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype Click to Call settings' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'facebook.com/fbDesktopPlugin' with a plugin key of 'facebook.com/fbDesktopPlugin'.
12 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAA35E75-9715-46CF-A1A5-A94E87CE8FC7}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwucli.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1875DAF-DCC9-4E03-A87B-589B32E2C298}' (runs on registration).
  • propertiesdialog.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BCFB5C00-CF9C-4DFC-B578-A78357C93D1F}' (runs on registration).
  • driverupdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A476B4E-4DDA-42B1-9E19-794140F6F88B}' (runs on registration).
  • intune.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{64309C32-433E-4808-B69C-1CFFBFBEFE9C}' (runs on registration).
  • facebookmessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3EEEF6D-14B0-4B5F-BA07-8A042380D4CD}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 6 more
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • hpwuschd2.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named HP Software Update.
  • driverupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
9 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".
  • steamservice.exe runs as a service named 'Steam Client Service' (Steam Client Service) "Steam Client Service monitors and updates Steam content".
  • btwdins.exe runs as a service named 'Bluetooth Service' (btwdins) "Gestisce l'installazione e la rimozione delle periferiche Bluetooth.".
  • flipshareservice.exe runs as a service named 'FlipShare Service' (FlipShare Service).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • Plus 3 more
3 Startup Files (User Run)
  • steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
  • driverupdate.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'DriverUpdate' and executes as "C:\Program Files\DriverUpdate\DriverUpdate.exe" -boot.
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • hpwucli.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'HPSoftwareUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe.
5 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
  • vntldr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VNT' which loads as C:\Program Files\VNT\vntldr.exe.
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe".
  • lifechat.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LifeChat' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft LifeChat\LifeChat.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • facebookmessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Messenger\2.1.4814.0\FacebookMessenger.exe'.
Network connections
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-03-lhr2.facebook.com (31.13.72.1 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-05-prn1.facebook.com (69.171.228.24 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-06-prn1.facebook.com (69.171.229.25 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-12-iad1.facebook.com (31.13.69.160 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-02-hkg1.facebook.com (31.13.68.16 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-fra2.facebook.com (31.13.81.49 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-hkg1.facebook.com (31.13.68.49 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-05-lhr2.facebook.com (31.13.72.65 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-06-lax1.facebook.com (31.13.70.81 port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to star-01-01-mia1.facebook.com (31.13.73.7 port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

facebookmessenger.exe
Memory:125.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0052122840%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00357969%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00163259%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:25,800,701
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:16
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.97 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.37 KB
105.02 KB average
adblockplusengine.exe
Memory:77.91 MB
Total CPU:0.0270622071%
Kernel CPU:0.00782169%
User CPU:0.01924052%
CPU cycles/sec:696,203
Switches/sec:29
I/O reads/min:4.53 KB
I/O writes/min:25.4 KB
driverupdate.exe
Memory:16.87 MB
Total CPU:0.0008591600%
Kernel CPU:0.00044209%
User CPU:0.00041707%
CPU cycles/sec:593,386
I/O reads/min:353 Bytes
I/O writes/min:1.74 KB

How do I remove Facebook Messenger?

Quickly and completely remove Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Facebook Messenger from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Facebook Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4814.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.17%
Windows 8 15.11%
Windows Vista 4.01%
Windows XP 3.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.70%
Windows 8 Pro 3.14%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.82%
  Brazil 5.06%
  United Kingdom 4.19%
  MA 3.54%
  Germany 2.98%
  Canada 2.95%
  France 2.79%
  India 2.67%
  Italy 2.22%
  Taiwan 2.21%
  Australia 1.93%
  Egypt 1.69%
  Mexico 1.61%
  DZ 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.07%
Dell 20.18%
Acer 18.77%
Toshiba 9.08%
ASUS 8.67%
GIGABYTE 4.83%
Samsung 4.83%
Lenovo 3.39%
Intel 1.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.73%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.44%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.44%

About Facebook

Facebook, Inc. runs the social networking website Facebook.
Publisher URL: www.facebook.com

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