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Should I remove Microsoft Policy Platform?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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1.3.3555.0 35.71%
1.3.3554.0 7.14%
1.2.3514.0 7.14%
1.2.3152.0 14.29%
1.1.2927.0 35.71%

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Microsoft Policy Platform

What is Microsoft Policy Platform?  (from Microsoft)

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Microsoft Policy Platform is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 1.3.3555.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 3.31 MB (3,472,384 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 37% of users of Microsoft Policy Platform come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682042.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft policy platform
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{2E6508A0-92B5-46B8-B378-1288D583E1EB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Policy Platform

  • aeinv.dll - Application Experience Program Inventory Component
  • filefolder.dll - Microsoft® File and Folder Attribute Provider (Microsoft CorporationFile and Folder Attribute Provider)
  • environmentprovider.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy Platform (Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformEnvironment Provider)
  • lpa.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformLocal Policy Authority
  • lpp.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformPolicy Processor
  • policyhost.exe - Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformService Host
  • registryprovider.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformRegistry Provider
  • softwareinventoryprovider.dll - Microsoft(R) Policy PlatformSoftware Inventory Provider
  • sqlcecompact35.dll - Microsoft SQL Server Compact (Database Repair Tool (64-bit))
  • sqlceer35en.dll - Native Error Strings and Resources
  • sqlceoledb35.dll - OLEDB Provider (64-bit)
  • sqlceqp35.dll - Query Processor (64-bit)
  • sqlcese35.dll - Storage Engine (64-bit)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • policyhost.exe runs as a service named 'Microsoft Policy Platform Processor' (lppsvc).

How do I remove Microsoft Policy Platform?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Policy Platform 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 Policy Platform 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 Policy Platform, 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 Policy Platform.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 28.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 14.29%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.14%
Windows 8 Pro 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.84%
  Canada 15.79%
  Australia 10.53%
  Chile 5.26%
  South Africa 5.26%
  France 5.26%
  India 5.26%
  Netherlands 5.26%
  Italy 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 16.67%
Intel 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
Acer 8.33%
Common models
HP EliteBook 6930p 7.69%
Dell OptiPlex 780 7.69%
Dell Latitude E5520 7.69%
ASUSTeK G53JW 7.69%
HP-Pavilion AU850AA-ABA e... 7.69%
LENOVO 7483PH2 7.69%

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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