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Should I remove Access IBM Message Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0012%


2.103 8.70%
2.102b 17.39%
2.102 21.74%
2.100 26.09%
2.0.0 26.09%

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Access IBM Message Center

What is Access IBM Message Center?  (from IBM)

The Access IBM Message Center is designed to deliver relevant, system-specific notifications to a user. These messages might be preinstalled on the computer by IBM (local messages), delivered through Access Support from IBM (web messages), or added to the Message Center later by an IT department or system administrator...  Read more


Access IBM Message Center is a software program developed by IBM. The most common release is 2.100, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named ibmmessages.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 724.68 KB (742,072 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of Access IBM Message Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ibm.com
Help link: www.ibm.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\IBM\Messages By IBM\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F413B3A4-EE5D-457C-BAE5-6E58D9589ED5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 724.68 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Access IBM Message Center

Program executable:ibmmessages.exe
Name:Access IBM Message Center
Path:C:\Program Files\ibm\messages by ibm\ibmmessages.exe
Additional files:
  • AcpPollingEngine.dll - AcpPollingEngine Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ibmmessages.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ibmmessages' and executes as C:\Program Files\IBM\Messages By IBM\ibmmessages.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ibmmessages.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ibmmessages' which loads as C:\Program Files\IBM\Messages By IBM\ibmmessages.exe.

How do I remove Access IBM Message Center?

You can uninstall Access IBM Message Center 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Access IBM Message Center, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Access IBM Message Center.

Win XP 91%
Win 7 (SP1) 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 91.30%
Windows 7 8.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.88%
  Israel 9.38%
  Poland 9.38%
  Slovenia 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  United Kingdom 3.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 41.67%
Sahara 25.00%
Toshiba 16.67%
Compaq 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Common models
LENOVO 07612BU 20.00%
IBM 1834U2G 13.33%
IBM 2686DGU 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard hp workst... 6.67%
LENOVO 1706A37 6.67%
IBM 8189DE3 6.67%

About IBM

International Business Machines (IBM) manufactures computer hardware and software, and offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.
Publisher URL: www.ibm.com


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