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Should I remove Installation Windows Live?

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9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,963
United States Rank #22,149
Reach 0.3943%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.12 days
446.05 days >
Average installed length: 234.37 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.0.8117.0416 56.74%
14.0.8089.0726 30.01%
14.0.8064.0206 3.36%
14.0.8050.1202 9.89%

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Installation Windows Live

What is Installation Windows Live?

Windows Live is the former collective brand name for a set of services and software products from Microsoft; part of their software plus services platform. A majority of these services are Web applications, accessible from a browser, but there are also client-side binary applications that require installation. There are three ways in which Windows Live services are offered: Windows Essentials applications, web services, and mobile services.

Overview

The most used version is 14.0.8117.0416, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is WLSetupSvc.exe. The software installer includes 227 files and is usually about 129.69 MB (135,990,876 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.live.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
Estimated size: 129.69 MB
Language: French

Program filesFiles installed by Installation Windows Live

Program executable:WLSetupSvc.exe
Name:Windows Live installer
Windows Live Setup Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Windows Live\installer\WLSetupSvc.exe
MD5:94a85e956a065e23e0010a6a7826243b
Windows Live Installer is a package that lets you install and update several Microsoft applications like Windows Live Messenger, the Windows Live photo gallery and more.
Additional files:
  • abssm.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Syncronization Module
  • fsui.dll - Module de ressources de Windows Live Contrôle parental
  • msgsres.dll - Windows Live Messenger Non Language Specific Resources
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (RC) (Microsoft Real Time Media Stack)
  • lmcdata.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Data Module
  • msgslang.14.0.8050.1202.dll - Windows Live Messenger Language Specific Resources
  • msgslang.14.0.8064.0206.dll
  • msgslang.14.0.8089.0726.dll
  • msgslang.14.0.8117.0416.dll
  • psmsong.14.0.8050.1202.dll - Windows Live Messenger Music Status Plugin Module
  • psmsong.14.0.8064.0206.dll
  • psmsong.14.0.8089.0726.dll
  • psmsong.14.0.8117.0416.dll
  • backup_PresenceIM.dll - Windows Live Client Presence and IM Code Module
  • PresenceIM.dll
  • msgrapp.14.0.8050.1202.dll - Windows Live Messenger Protocol Handler Module
  • msgrapp.14.0.8064.0206.dll
  • msgrapp.14.0.8089.0726.dll
  • msgrapp.14.0.8117.0416.dll
  • liveNatTrav.dll - Windows Live Client Nat Traversal Code Module
  • fssbho.dll - Family Safety Browser Helper Object Library
  • uccapi.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API (Microsoft Unified Communications Client API DLL)
  • uccapires.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API Resource DLL
  • wlsoxe.dll - Windows Live Social Object Extractor Engine
  • fsuihc.dll - Windows Live Family Safety Resource Module
  • fsuires.dll
  • livetransport.dll - Windows Live Client Transport Code Module
  • wlcuires.dll - Module de ressources de Windows Live Call
  • vvpltfrm.dll - Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform (Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform Module)
  • ABImport.dll - Windows Live Address Book Import Module
  • WriterBrowserExtension.dll - Windows Live Writer Blog This Extension
  • conproxy.dll - Windows Live Communications Platform (Windows Live Contacts Server Proxy Module)
  • contact.dll - Windows Live Contacts Server Services Module
  • wlcomm.exe
  • wlchtc.dll - Windows Live Call Click-to-Call BHO
  • fsssvc.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Service
  • fsui.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Filter
  • D3DX9_41.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • fsssvcps.dll - Family Safety Proxy API Library
  • msvs.exe - Microsoft® Windows Live OneCare (Windows Live Messenger Virus Scanner)
  • msvsui.dll - Scanner de sécurité Windows Live OneCare pour la DLL UI Messenger
  • RegRes.dll - Galerie de photos Windows Live® (Ressources du Registre de la Galerie de photos Windows Live)
  • uxcontacts.dll - Windows Live Client Contacts UX (Windows Live Client Contacts UX Module)
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe - Téléchargement de photos Windows Live
  • wlxclip.dll - Prise en charge de clips vidéo Windows Live
  • WLXMediaPublishSubscribe.dll - Windows Live Publish Subscribe
  • WLXPhotoAcq.dll - Acquisition de photos Windows Live
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe - Galerie de photos Windows Live
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe - Importation de vidéos Windows Live
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • wlsqm.dll - Windows Live Client SQM Module
  • WLXPhotoLibraryDuiResourcesLocalized.dll - Galerie de photos Windows Live (Ressources localisées de la Galerie de photos Windows Live)
  • DashboardLoc.dll - Installation de Windows Live (DLL de ressources localisées du programme d'installation de Windows Live)
  • wldlog.dll - Windows Live Desktop Logging
  • ImagingDevice.dll - Windows Live® Photo Gallery (Imaging Device)
  • ImagingServices.dll - Imaging Services
  • MetadataSys.dll - Metadata Property System
  • MicrosoftEffects.dll - Microsoft Effects
  • mssp3fr.dll - Natural Language Components (Natural Language Services Legacy Speller)
  • mssp7en.dll - Natural Language Spelling Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Autoplay Handlers
  • PhotoViewerShim.dll is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'MSLiveShowPicturesOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'Microsoft.Photos.LiveAutoplayShim.1' and the action verb 'open.
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler).
  • PhotoViewerShimx64.dll is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSLivePhotoAcquireDropHandler).
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSLiveVideoCameraArrivalCaptureWizard).
Context Menu Handler
  • msgrapp.14.0.8117.0416.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'MSSE' with a class of {0365FE2C-F183-4091-AC82-BFC39FB75C49}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • NPWLPG.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'NPWLPG.dll'.
3 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • fssbho.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Windows Live Family Safety Browser Helper Class' with the class of {4f3ed5cd-0726-42a9-87f5-d13f3d2976ac} (Windows Live Family Safety Browser Helper).
  • wlchtc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Click-to-Call BHO' with the class of {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB}.
  • wltcore.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Windows Live Toolbar Helper' with the class of {E15A8DC0-8516-42A1-81EA-DC94EC1ACF10}.
Internet Explorer Extension
  • WriterBrowserExtension.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {219C3416-8CB2-491a-A3C7-D9FCDDC9D600}.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • wltcore.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name '&Windows Live Toolbar' with the class of {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}.
Internet Explorer Web Browser
  • wltcore.dll installs an IE Web Browser in Internet Explorer named '&Windows Live Toolbar' with a class of {21FA44EF-376D-4D53-9B0F-8A89D3229068}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • NPWLPG.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Windows Live Photo Gallery' with a plugin key of [email protected]/WLPG,version=14.0.8064.0206' for all users of the PC.
5 Scheduled Tasks
  • wlmail.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{63E2F2CA-1ECC-42B0-A583-DAB3E93863BF}' (runs on registration).
  • msnmsgr.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEB61313-2FC1-4CF6-A69F-5D2341D8FCA9}' (runs on registration).
  • fsui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4404E024-192D-4BC4-8B46-024190DBED73}' (runs on registration).
  • WLSync.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D7ACE7CF-E705-4816-83DB-991F53ACAC49}' (runs on registration).
  • wloobe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C7D117A-DB14-453B-931D-21AB37765527}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • wlmail.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named sauvegarde base service employeur.
2 Services
  • fsssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Live Family Safety' (fsssvc) "This service enables Family Safety on the computer. If this service is not running, Family Safety will not work.".
  • WLSetupSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Live Setup Service' (WLSetupSvc) "Windows Live Setup Service".
4 Startup Files (User Run)
  • msnmsgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'msnmsgr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /background.
  • WLSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WLSync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mesh\WLSync.exe" /background.
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
  • wlmail.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Mail' and executes as C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • fsui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'fssui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.exe" -autorun.
  • msnmsgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'msnmsgr' which loads as "C:\Program Files1\WIC4A1~1\MESSEN~1\msnmsgr.exe" /background.
7 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.
  • wlcsdk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wlcsdk.exe'.
  • msnmsgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe'.
  • livecall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Windows Live\Messenger\livecall.exe'.
  • wlcomm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe'.
  • wlmail.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Mail\wlmail.exe'.
  • Plus 1 more

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WLSetupSvc.exe
Memory:3.27 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000967126%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008953%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000718%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,075
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:42 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average
wlcomm.exe
Memory:19.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0112223909%
Kernel CPU:0.00521271%
User CPU:0.00600968%
CPU cycles/sec:108,708
Switches/sec:1
I/O reads/min:40.91 KB
I/O writes/min:27.62 KB

How do I remove Installation Windows Live?

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

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Installation Windows Live you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,963

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.54%
Windows XP 24.05%
Windows Vista 10.53%
Windows 8 4.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 23.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.37%
Windows 7 Professional 6.99%
Windows 10 Home 2.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.07% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 64.07%
  Canada 9.67%
  MA 9.65%
  DZ 4.66%
  Belgium 4.25%
  TN 2.05%
  United States 1.04%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  Spain 0.28%
  Germany 0.24%
  United Kingdom 0.22%
  Netherlands 0.20%
  GP 0.18%
  RE 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.93%
Hewlett-Packard 25.77%
Dell 13.49%
ASUS 8.79%
Toshiba 8.22%
Samsung 4.88%
American Megatrends 3.94%
GIGABYTE 3.43%
Intel 1.85%
Sahara 1.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.26%
Samsung R530/R730 3.13%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.01%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.95%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.41%

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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