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Should I remove Office Addin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #531
United States Rank #1,162
Reach 1.4647%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.15 days
269.87 days >
Average installed length: 141.79 days


2.03.2002 0.79%
2.02.2009 28.42%
2.02.2008 31.69%
2.01.3202 15.65%
2.01.3200 19.94%
2.01.3102 3.50%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Acer

Office Addin

What is Office Addin?

Office-Addin is part of the AcerCloud platform and is designed to integrate with Microsoft Office products (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and to backup files to the cloud.


The most used version is 2.02.2008, 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to 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. The main program executable is cltmng.exe. The software installer includes 579 files and is usually about 514 KB (526,336 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.acer.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer\Office Addin\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6D2BBE1D-E600-4695-BA37-0B0E605542CC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 514 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Office Addin

Program executable:cltmng.exe
Name:Search Protect
Path:C:\Program Files\searchprotect\searchprotect\bin\cltmng.exe
Additional files:
  • idcard.exe - Identity Card
  • fub.exe - FUB
  • gfwlclient.resources.dll (by Microsoft®) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • tbnotifier.exe (by APN) - Ask TBNotifier (Ask Toolbar Notifier)
  • xliveservices.resources.dll (by Microsoft®)
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll
  • dxsetup.exe
  • inteldriver.exe
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe (by Microsoft) - Skype Click to Call (Updates Skype Click to Call)
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe - Phone Number Recognition (PNR) module
  • skypeieplugin.dll - Skype Click to Call IE Add-on
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • fwupdateedo2.dll (by Hewlett-Packard Co) - HP Digital Imaging (FWUpdateEDO2)
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-agent.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • hd-apkhandler.exe (by BlueStack Systems) - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • hd-zip.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)
  • system.web.webpages.deployment.dll - Microsoft ASP.Net WebPages (System.Web.WebPages.Deployment)
  • utils.dll (by Intel) - Intel® WiDi (Platform Detection Library)
  • utils64.dll (by Intel)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Skype Click to Call for Internet Explorer' with the class of {AE805869-2E5C-4ED4-8F7B-F1F7851A4497} (SkypeIEPluginBHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • skypeieplugin.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Skype Click to Call settings' with a class of {898EA8C8-E7FF-479B-8935-AEC46303B9E5}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAA35E75-9715-46CF-A1A5-A94E87CE8FC7}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-runapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B33AE881-8301-460C-BCD0-1BB2CE825680}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3BBCDCE9-D2E0-4427-923D-AF04D1A31C2B}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-logrotator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LogRotator' (runs daily at 21:51).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • tbnotifier.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named ApnTBMon.
4 Services
  • skypec2cpnrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cpnrsvc' (c2cpnrsvc) "Provides phone number recognition services.".
  • skypec2cautoupdatesvc.exe runs as a service named 'c2cautoupdatesvc' (c2cautoupdatesvc) "Downloads and installs product updates.".
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • tbnotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ApnTBMon' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe".
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tbnotifier.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AskPartnerNetwork\Toolbar\Updater\TBNotifier.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0158008696%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00635150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944937%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Office Addin?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Office Addin you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 98.84%
Windows 7 1.07%
Windows 8.1 0.06%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 58.72%
Windows 8 20.90%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.97%
Windows 10 Home 6.08%
Windows 8 Single Language 3.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.91%
  Germany 8.73%
  Italy 7.39%
  United Kingdom 7.31%
  Canada 7.27%
  France 4.89%
  Brazil 3.64%
  Netherlands 3.39%
  Australia 3.04%
  Belgium 1.93%
  Norway 1.76%
  Sweden 1.73%
  DK 1.40%
  Spain 1.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.79%
Hewlett-Packard 0.06%
ASUS 0.05%
Dell 0.02%
Lenovo 0.01%
Medion 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
Intel 0.01%
Samsung 0.01%
American Megatrends 0.00%
Sony 0.00%
Common models
Acer Aspire E1-571 6.59%
Acer Aspire V3-771 5.30%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 4.37%
Acer Aspire E1-522 3.87%
Acer Aspire E1-531 3.85%
Acer Aspire V5-571P 3.54%

About Acer

Acer is a Taiwanese hardware and electronics corporation whose products include desktop and laptop computer PCs, tablet computers, servers, storage devices, displays, smartphones and peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.acer.com

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Pascal KOTTEover a year ago
You should keep Office Addin installed because is useful in using Acer's cloud services, if not using Acer coud, you can remove it :)