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Should I remove Windows Azure Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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1.0.0961.2 83.33%
1.0.0952.2 16.67%

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Windows Azure Connect

What is Windows Azure Connect?  (from Microsoft)

Windows Azure Virtual Network enables you to create a logically isolated section in Windows Azure and securely connect it to your on-premises datacenter or a single client machine using an IPsec connection. Virtual Network makes it easy for you to take advantage of Windows Azure‚Äôs scalable, on-demand infrastructure whi...  Read more


Windows Azure Connect is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.0.0961.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 20 files. 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 50% of users of Windows Azure Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Connect\Endpoint
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windows Azure Connect\Endpoint\EndpointSetup.exe" /u

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Azure Connect

  • AzureAgentIntegrator.exe - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • Cert.dll - Windows Azure Connect (Windows Azure Connect Certificate)
  • diagnose.exe - Windows Azure Connect Diagnostics
  • diagnostics.dll - Windows Azure Connect Diagnostic Library
  • EndpointSetup.exe - Windows Azure Connect Setup
  • managers.dll - Windows Azure Connect Legacy Managers
  • ManagersCommon.dll - Windows Azure Connect Common
  • NotifyLib.dll - Windows Azure Connect Tray Notification
  • NotifyRes.dll - Windows Azure Connect Resources
  • NspInstall.exe - Windows Azure Connect NSP Installer and Uninstaler
  • Platform.dll - Windows Azure Connect Platform
  • providers.dll - Windows Azure Connect Providers
  • ProvidersNsp.dll - Windows Azure Connect Namespace Service Provider
  • SetupRes.dll - Windows Azure Connect Setup Resources
  • WACE.exe - Windows Azure Connect Service
  • WACNotify.exe
  • WACNotifye.exe
  • ssgen.dll - Microsoft® CoReXT (STS Challenge-Response Generator)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WACE.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Azure Connect Endpoint' (WACE) "Enables connectivity by providing direct access to managed machines. If this service is stopped, this computer might lose connectivity to managed machines.".

How do I remove Windows Azure Connect?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 17%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 8 Pro 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 16.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Norway 12.50%
  New Zealand 12.50%
  Iran 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 40.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
LENOVO 2352CTO 20.00%
HP Compaq 8000 Elite CMT ... 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA78G-DS3H 20.00%
Acer Veriton M680G 20.00%

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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