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Should I remove Forefront Identity Manager CM Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Forefront Identity Manager CM Client


Forefront Identity Manager CM Client is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 4.0.3606.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.2 MB (1,256,960 bytes). The installed file clmprofileupdate.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 71% of users of Forefront Identity Manager CM Client come from the United States, it is also popular in GE and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=148020
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=148022
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft forefront identity manager\2010\cm client\bin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8499E740-4D04-462C-B377-4E94F8A02CF6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.2 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Forefront Identity Manager CM Client

  • clmidwmsg.dll - Microsoft® Forefront® Identity Manager 2010 R2 (FIM CM Wrapper for idWorks)
  • clmprofileupdate.exe - FIM CM Update Client
  • smartcardclient.dll - FIM CM Smart Card Client PKCS#11
  • adkres6.dll - Microsoft(R) Forefront(R) Identity Manager 2010 R2 (FIM CM Localizable Resources)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • clmprofileupdate.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'clmProfileUpdate' which loads as C:\Program Files\Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager\2010\CM Client\Bin\clmProfileUpdate.exe.

How do I remove Forefront Identity Manager CM Client?

Quickly and completely remove Forefront Identity Manager CM Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Forefront Identity Manager CM Client 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 Forefront Identity Manager CM Client, 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 Forefront Identity Manager CM Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 8 21%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.95%
Windows 8 21.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 63.16%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 15.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  GE 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  MK 3.57%
  Brazil 3.57%
  Argentina 3.57%
  Turkey 3.57%
  Italy 3.57%
  United Kingdom 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 52.63%
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
Lenovo 15.79%
ASUS 5.26%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 15.79%
Dell Latitude E6410 10.53%
Dell Latitude E6400 10.53%
Dell Latitude D620 5.26%
ASUSTeK X202E 5.26%
LENOVO 23499C5 5.26%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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