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Should I remove BlackBerry Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,546
United States Rank #9,025
Reach 0.0999%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.32 days
422.44 days >
Average installed length: 221.96 days


VersionDistribution 55.63% 22.90% 7.35% 7.99% 2.71% 3.42%

BlackBerry Link


BlackBerry Link is a software program developed by BlackBerry. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 82 files and is usually about 45.23 MB (47,426,256 bytes). The installed file Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 21% of users of BlackBerry Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.blackberry.com/BlackBerryLink
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link\InstallerUtils\InstallerUtils.exe /UninstallDesktop
Estimated size: 45.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Link

  • XCPCSYNCLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'XCPCSYNCLib'.
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState
  • Rim.Desktop.DiagnosticsReport.exe (by Research In Motion Limited) - BlackBerry Desktop Software (Rim.Desktop.DiagnosticsReport)
  • BlackBerryLink.Helper.exe (by Research In Motion) - BlackBerry Link Helper (BlackBerryLink.Helper)
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.dll (by Research In Motion) - Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate
  • CE.dll - Research In Motion CE (BlackBerry Cryptographic DLL)
  • Rim.Common.Filesystem.dll - Rim.Common.Filesystem
  • Rim.Common.Utilities.dll - Rim.Common.Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.UpgradeXMLParser.dll (by Research In Motion Limited) - RIM Desktop Platform (Upgrade XML parser)
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.Utilities.dll - Auto Update Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.Common.dll - ApplicationFramework
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Native.dll - Native Desktop Services
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Device.HttpControlChannel.dll - HttpControlChannel
  • SyncApi.dll (by Sybase iAnywhere) - iAnywhere.SyncApi
  • BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate.exe - BlackBerry Link (BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate)
  • BlackBerryLink.exe
  • rMSOLES.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions) - XTNDConnect PC (Outlook translator resources)
  • rMSOLFR.dll (by iAnywhere Solutions)
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Common.dll - Utilities
  • MSOE.Interactions.dll - Sync SDK (iAnywhere.SyncApi.Translators.MSOE.Interactions)
  • MSOl.Interactions.dll - iAnywhere.SyncApi.Translators.MSOl.Interactions
  • SyncApi.MSOE.dll - SyncApi.MSOE
  • SyncApi.MSOL.dll - SyncApi.MSOL
  • SyncApi.WinVista.dll - SyncApi.WinVista
  • WinVista.Interactions.dll - WinVista.Interactions
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Logging.dll - Logging
  • Rim.Desktop.Themes.dll - Themes
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Tasks.dll - Task
  • rMSOEDE.dll - Outlook Express translator resource
  • rMSOEES.dll
  • rMSOEFR.dll
  • rWinVistaES.dll - Windows Vista translator resource
  • rWinVistaFR.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BlackBerryLink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7669E3E8-101B-4C93-AFF8-F4D22C9C87C9}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • BlackBerryLink.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlackBerryLink.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link\BlackBerryLink.exe" /minimize.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • BlackBerryLink.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Link\BlackBerryLink.exe'.

How do I remove BlackBerry Link?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.00%
Windows 8 35.75%
Windows XP 3.20%
Windows Vista 3.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.93%
Windows 7 Professional 16.19%
Windows 8.1 13.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.30%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.04%
  Canada 19.13%
  United Kingdom 7.65%
  Germany 5.47%
  Indonesia 4.02%
  United Arab Emirates 3.89%
  Saudi Arabia 3.56%
  India 2.97%
  Italy 2.90%
  France 2.77%
  South Africa 2.31%
  NG 1.98%
  Mexico 1.52%
  Australia 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.91%
Dell 23.92%
Acer 15.50%
ASUS 10.41%
Lenovo 6.20%
Toshiba 6.20%
Samsung 5.32%
Intel 1.55%
Alienware 0.89%
Sony 0.44%
Apple 0.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.16%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.32%
ASUS All Series 2.77%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.22%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.22%


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