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Should I remove ActiveLink Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,216
United States Rank #6,671
Reach 0.0204%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.72 days
699.75 days >
Average installed length: 367.66 days


VersionDistribution 30.52% 42.18% 12.90% 10.42% 3.97%

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ActiveLink Connect

What is ActiveLink Connect?

ActiveLink Connect is part of the WeightWatchers program and is used for the ActiveLink USB device which is designed to monitor a user's activity and sync it with the WeightWatcher program.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 ALconnect.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 700.86 KB (717,684 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.weightwatchers.com/legal/activelinksubagreement.aspx
Help link: www.getactivelink.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DirectLife\ALconnect
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\{66CE914E-73A3-43B0-A9AC-9EE69049D57A}\ALsetup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 700.86 KB

Program filesFiles installed by ActiveLink Connect

Program executable:ALconnect.exe
Name:ActiveLink Connect Application
  • ALconnect.exe - ActiveLink Connect Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • ALconnect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ALconnect' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\DirectLife\ALconnect\ALconnect.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ALconnect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\DirectLife\ALconnect\ALconnect.exe'.

How do I remove ActiveLink Connect?

You can uninstall ActiveLink 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ActiveLink Connect, 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 ActiveLink Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.03%
Windows 10 19.85%
Windows Vista 12.16%
Windows XP 4.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.28%
Windows 7 Professional 9.27%
Windows 8.1 8.52%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.51%
Windows 10 Home 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.86%
  United Kingdom 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.86%
Hewlett-Packard 34.29%
Toshiba 11.22%
Acer 5.77%
ASUS 4.49%
Lenovo 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Gateway 0.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.56%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.53%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.53%
Dell XPS 8300 2.53%


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