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Should I remove ICQ?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,806
United States Rank #24,310
Reach 0.0372%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.54 days
1284.41 days >
Average installed length: 674.86 days


7.5 100.00%

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What is ICQ?

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program that features include offline user messaging, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. Users can use emoticons while chatting with other users. Among the features in ICQ7 are Quick IM, which allows users to send a short message without opening a conversation window, a "follow me" service directly to the user’s mobile, a multi-chat service and support for Zlango, the animated icons language.

About  (from ICQ)

Chat with Facebook friends: Add your Facebook friends to your contact list and chat with them while their online in Facebook directly from your ICQ. Get social: Get updates from social networks and chat with Facebook friends directly from your ICQ. Express yourself: Update your status and share your favorite links and ...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 icq.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 24.22 MB (25,394,059 bytes). The installed file IcqUpdater.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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.icq.com
Installation folder: C:\ICQ7.5
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7578ADEA-D65F-4C89-A249-B1C88B6FFC20}\ICQ7.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24.22 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ICQ7.5

Program executable:icq.exe
Additional files:
  • IcqUpdater.exe (by ICQ,) - ICQ
  • MBContainer.dll (by ICQ,) - ICQ Library
  • MCompressLib.dll
  • MCore.dll
  • MCoreLib.dll
  • MDb.dll
  • MFacebook.dll
  • MISB.dll
  • MKernel.dll
  • MReport.dll
  • MUICore.dll
  • MUICoreLib.dll
  • MUIMessage.dll
  • MUIUtils.dll
  • MUtils.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • acccore.dll (by AOL) - AIMCC (acccore Component Server)
  • Apple Like Skin Setup.exe (by www.download-sponsor.de) - OCSClient
  • Black vs. Pink icq 6 Skin Setup.exe (by www.download-sponsor.de)
  • coolcore59.dll (by AOL) - COOL Component Libraries (COOL Core Component Library)
  • FlashPlayerControl.dll (by Softanics) - FlashPlayerControl Library
  • ICQ 7.5 Build #5238 Banner Remover.exe (by murb.com) - ICQ-Banner-Remover (ICQ-Banner-Remover 1.0)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • pb_videoconf.dll - Video Mixing Renderer Library
  • Peace Skin Setup.exe
  • sipXmediaLib.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi GIPS-powered Media Processing (GIPS-powered Media Processing)
  • sipXtapi.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi SDK (SIP User-Agent API)
  • SSCE5532.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • vivo.dll (by goober Networks) - VIVO (vivo Dynamic Link Library - icq build 2011)
  • xprt6.dll - XPRT Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • ICQ.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {7578ADEA-D65F-4C89-A249-B1C88B6FFC20}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • ICQ.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ICQ' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ICQ7.5\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ICQ.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ICQ7.5\ICQ.exe'.

How do I remove ICQ?

Quickly and completely remove ICQ7.5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ICQ 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 ICQ7.5, 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 ICQ.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by ICQ7.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.77%
Windows Vista 16.83%
Windows XP 14.91%
Windows 8 2.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.29%
Windows 7 Professional 9.06%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.84% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 57.84%
  Czech Republic 13.25%
  United States 8.77%
  Russia 5.22%
  Israel 2.61%
  Italy 1.68%
  Slovakia 1.31%
  Austria 0.93%
  United Kingdom 0.93%
  Canada 0.75%
  UA 0.75%
  France 0.56%
  Belgium 0.37%
  Spain 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.80%
Dell 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 15.36%
ASUS 8.82%
Samsung 5.56%
Medion 5.23%
Intel 3.92%
American Megatrends 3.27%
Sahara 1.96%
Lenovo 1.31%
Toshiba 1.31%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.32%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.70%
Acer Aspire 7738 2.47%
Acer Aspire 5741G 2.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.47%
ASUSTeK K72Jr 1.85%


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