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Should I remove Facebook Video Calling?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #208
United States Rank #480
Reach 3.1119%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.17 days
860.41 days >
Average installed length: 452.08 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.1.521 100.00%

Typically installed together

Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521

What is Facebook Video Calling?  (from Skype Technologies)

Video calling allows you to talk to your friends face to face. All you need to do is complete a quick, one-time setup, and you’re ready to call any friend on Facebook. Sometimes an emoticon just isn't enough. With face-to-face video calling, now you can watch your friends smile, wink and LOL. Just click the call button...  Read more

Overview

Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521 is a software program developed by Skype Technologies. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft 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 primary executable is named adobe air updater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 446 files and is usually about 4.57 MB (4,788,224 bytes). The installed file Adobe AIR Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 28% of users of Facebook Video Calling come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\facebook\video\skype
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2091F234-EB58-4B80-8C96-8EB78C808CF7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Name:Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe
MD5:8dd1a3ad1b6fab80f11665f1a052f3b3
Additional files:
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll - Facebook Video Calling Plugin
  • facebookvideocallingproxy.exe - Facebook Video Calling Proxy
  • facebookvideocalling.exe - Facebook Video Calling
  • airappinstaller.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • NPSWF32.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 15.0 r0)
  • template.exe
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)
  • AdobeCP15.dll - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP.dll - adobecp
  • unyt_wrap.exe (by Yahoo!) - Yahoo! Toolbar Uninstall Setup
  • browserhelper.exe - BrowserHelper
  • C2RICONS.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • chromehost.exe - ChromeHost
  • cltmng.exe (by Search Protect) - Search Protect
  • CVH.EXE (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler
  • CVHSHARED.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Handler Shared Dll
  • CVHSVC.EXE - Microsoft Office Client Virtualization Service
  • fbimagepreview.js
  • googlechromeremoteplugin.dll - GoogleChromeRemotePlugin (nprt)
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-agent.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • hd-apkhandler.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gpslocator-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Locator Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logger-native.dll - BlueStacks Logger Native Library
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-tilecreator.exe
  • hd-updaterservice.exe - BlueStacks Updater Service
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • inteldriver.exe
  • interop.wmplib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)
  • lrcnt.dll - lrcnt
  • lrcnta.exe - Lrcnta
  • lrrot.dll - lrrot

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • mediago.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'Media Go CD' with the ProgID of 'Media Go' and the action verb 'play.
5 Google Chrome Plugins
  • npskypewebplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npSkypeWebPlugin.dll'.
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
  • npctrl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npctrl.dll'.
  • npmediago.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npmediago.dll'.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPSWF32.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • dapieloader.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {bff6b2ca-366c-4a90-b685-d87776deb0d2}.
  • LinkVerifier.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'SpeedBit Link Verification Helper' with the class of {D5974A72-C81C-4DC3-BE77-A8A7BBC8864E} (LinkVerifierBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • DAP.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {669695BC-A811-4A9D-8CDF-BA8C795F261C}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • dapieloader.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'Search-Results Toolbar' with the class of {bff6b2ca-366c-4a90-b685-d87776deb0d2}.
6 Mozilla Plugins
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Microsoft SharePoint Plug-in for Firefox' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/SharePoint,version=14.0' for all users of the PC.
  • npskypewebplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Skype Web Plugin' with a plugin key of '@Skype Technologies S.A..com/Skype Web Plugin' for all users of the PC.
  • NPSWF32.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Adobe Flash Player' with a plugin key of '@adobe.com/FlashPlayer'.
  • npctrl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Ag Player' with a plugin key of '@Microsoft.com/NpCtrl,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
  • npmediago.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Media Go Detector' with a plugin key of '@SonyCreativeSoftware.com/Media Go,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
15 Scheduled Tasks
  • CVH.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{D905EAE7-037B-4274-A3EC-DBDF6C204414}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • windowsphone.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76248D07-B5F0-48FC-987C-54B6F5DA86E2}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68871B07-74FE-4EAA-B816-0AA3861063D4}' (runs on registration).
  • CVHBS.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'UpdaterEX' (runs daily at 3:07 PM).
  • hd-runapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3E2F4E20-CCE7-42F0-9A7F-39E25B2217D4}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 9 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • driverupdate.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named DriverUpdate Startup.
7 Services
  • CVHBS.EXE runs as a service named 'FindYourMapsService' (FindYourMaps_dpService).
  • Adobe AIR Updater.exe runs as a service named 'McAfee Application Installer Cleanup (0265021448337632)' (0265021448337632mcinstcleanup).
  • CVHSVC.EXE runs as a service named 'Client Virtualization Handler' (cvhsvc) "Client Virtualization Handler Service (unlocalized description)".
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • hd-updaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Updater Service' (BstHdUpdaterSvc).
  • Plus 1 more
7 Startup Files (User Run)
  • CVH.EXE is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'OfficeSyncProcess' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\Virtualization Handler\CVH.EXE" /quietlaunch "MSOSYNC 9014006604090000".
  • 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.
  • updateadmin.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'UpdateAdmin' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\UpdateAdmin\UpdateAdmin.exe /RUN.
  • showpass.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\ShowPass.exe startup.
  • safefinder.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Browser Infrastructure Helper' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Smartbar\Application\SafeFinder.exe startup.
  • 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.
  • Plus 1 more
4 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CVHBS.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InboxAce Home Page Guard 64 bit' which loads as "C:\Program Files2\INBOXA~2\bar\1.bin\AppIntegrator64.exe".
  • steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • 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.
  • DAP.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DownloadAccelerator' which loads as C:\Program Files\DAP\DAP.EXE /STARTUP.
8 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.
  • skypewebplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\SkypeWebPlugin\3.2.0.23388\SkypeWebPlugin.exe'.
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • DAP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\DAP\DAP.exe'.
  • CVHSVC.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Virtualization Handler\CVHSVC.EXE'.
  • CVH.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvh.exe'.
  • Plus 2 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

CVH.EXE
Memory:5.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001679723%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011813%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004984%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,902
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:83 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average
CVHSVC.EXE
Memory:6.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0010585593%
Kernel CPU:0.00079093%
User CPU:0.00026763%
CPU cycles/sec:56,547
I/O reads/min:330 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
hd-adb.exe
Memory:1.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0000009940%
Kernel CPU:0.00000032%
User CPU:0.00000067%
CPU cycles/sec:159,380
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Facebook Video Calling?

Quickly and completely remove Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521 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 Video Calling 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 Video Calling 3.1.0.521, 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 Video Calling.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Facebook Video Calling 3.1.0.521 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.39%
Windows 8 27.70%
Windows Vista 4.15%
Windows XP 2.72%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.31%
Windows 8.1 9.96%
Windows 7 Professional 8.47%
Windows 10 Home 3.66%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.53%
  Brazil 5.99%
  France 4.93%
  Italy 4.36%
  United Kingdom 4.05%
  Canada 3.78%
  India 3.62%
  Germany 2.82%
  Mexico 2.65%
  MA 2.00%
  DZ 1.84%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Turkey 1.60%
  Colombia 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.21%
Acer 19.94%
Dell 16.41%
ASUS 10.25%
Toshiba 9.91%
Samsung 6.13%
Lenovo 5.16%
GIGABYTE 2.29%
Intel 0.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.68%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.82%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.77%

About Skype Technologies

Skype (now a Microsoft company) developes and operates the VoIP software and service Skype which was released as a simple computer-to-computer, or computer-to-telephone program.
Publisher URL: www.skype.com

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