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Should I remove Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,167
United States Rank #3,030
Reach 0.1508%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.85 days
408.72 days >
Average installed length: 214.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.8.20018.735 3.69%
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Other programs by Microsoft

Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in

What is Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in?  (from Microsoft)

Lync Web App is the browser-based version of Lync 2010 that allows people who don’t have a Lync account and haven’t installed the Lync client to participate in Lync meetings, using either a Windows or Macintosh operating system. It’s a “light” program that takes up very little space on your hard drive and is relatively...  Read more

Overview

Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 15.8.8308.577, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 AppSharingHookController.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 13.55 MB (14,212,540 bytes). 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 61% of users of Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/rtc
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\LyncWebApp\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7F2142CA-6DC2-4F55-8F41-A1C1BFE11BBD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in

Program executable:AppSharingHookController.exe
Name:Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010 AppSharing Hook Controller
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Microsoft\LWAPlugin\x86\15.8\AppSharingHookController.exe
MD5:34d489c553f0eb7cf0ab4f9ec5eafa6e
Additional files:
  • msvcm90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • Appshapi.dll - Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (Application Sharing API module)
  • appshcom.dll - App sharing COM Objects
  • CommunicatorWebAppPlugin.exe - Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in
  • CommunicatorWebAppVersion.exe - Microsoft Lync Web App Version Checker
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Real Time Media Stack
  • AppSharingChromeHook.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 (Microsoft Lync 2010 AppSharing Chrome Hook)
  • AppSharingChromeHook64.dll
  • AppSharingHookController.exe - Microsoft Lync 2010 AppSharing Hook Controller
  • AppSharingHookController64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CommunicatorWebAppPlugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Microsoft\LyncWebApp\CommunicatorWebAppPlugin.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in 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 Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in, 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 Microsoft Lync Web App Plug-in.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8.1 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#4,167

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.54%
Windows 8 32.15%
Windows XP 1.65%
Windows Vista 1.61%
Windows 8.1 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.64%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.36%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.43%
Windows 8.1 7.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.83%
  France 3.68%
  United Kingdom 3.24%
  Canada 3.24%
  India 2.13%
  Germany 2.09%
  Finland 1.87%
  Italy 1.59%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Norway 1.26%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Mexico 1.01%
  Australia 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 43.64%
Hewlett-Packard 27.17%
Lenovo 8.20%
ASUS 6.40%
Acer 5.18%
Toshiba 2.88%
Samsung 2.73%
GIGABYTE 1.65%
Intel 0.93%
MSI 0.65%
Apple 0.58%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 5.37%
Dell Latitude E6430 3.92%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.05%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.76%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.32%
HP EliteBook 8460p 2.18%

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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