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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
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,762
United States Rank #15,575
Reach 0.0324%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.16 days
801.34 days >
Average installed length: 421.04 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 25.98% 13.93% 13.46% 17.68% 9.70% 9.70% 1.56% 5.32% 2.50%

Other programs by Research In Motion

BlackBerry Link

What is BlackBerry Link?  (from Research In Motion)

BlackBerry Link is easy to set up, and you'll be prompted to download the software when you first connect your BlackBerry 10 device to your computer. Once installed you'll enjoy fast and seamless access to your media and documents. BlackBerry® ID sign in with BlackBerry Link allows you to automatically associate your c...  Read more


BlackBerry Link is a program developed by Research In Motion. 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. 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 installer includes 67 files and is usually about 42.72 MB (44,795,211 bytes). Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% 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: 42.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackBerry Link

  • Rim.Desktop.DiagnosticsReport.exe - BlackBerry Desktop Software (Rim.Desktop.DiagnosticsReport)
  • BlackBerryLink.Helper.exe - BlackBerry Link Helper (BlackBerryLink.Helper)
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.dll - Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate
  • CE.dll - Research In Motion CE (BlackBerry Cryptographic DLL)
  • Rim.Common.Filesystem.dll - Rim.Common.Filesystem
  • MAPIConnector32.dll - RIM Desktop Platform (BB10 PIM Importer Interface)
  • MAPIConnector64.dll
  • PIMImporter.dll - PIM Importer Interface
  • PIMImporterProxy32.exe - BB10 Outlook PIM Importer Interface
  • PIMImporterProxy64.exe
  • Rim.Common.Utilities.dll - Rim.Common.Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.AutoUpdate.UpgradeXMLParser.dll - 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.OutlookPIMImporter.dll - Outlook PIM Importer Services
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Device.HttpControlChannel.dll - HttpControlChannel
  • BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate.exe - BlackBerry Link (BlackBerryLink.AutoUpdate)
  • BlackBerryLink.exe
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Common.dll - Utilities
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.Configuration
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState.dll (by RIM) - Rim.Desktop.Services.WindowState
  • Rim.Desktop.Services.Interfaces.dll - Interfaces
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BlackBerryLink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{95E8EFB7-AC04-42F9-A3EC-5AD81AB8AAE4}' (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.

How do I remove BlackBerry Link?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 BlackBerry Link.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 4%
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 69.53%
Windows 10 20.78%
Windows Vista 5.78%
Windows XP 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.91%
Windows 7 Professional 19.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.41%
Windows 8 Pro 4.25%
Windows 8 4.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  Canada 21.99%
  United Kingdom 9.64%
  Saudi Arabia 5.57%
  Indonesia 3.92%
  South Africa 3.61%
  United Arab Emirates 3.31%
  Germany 3.01%
  France 2.26%
  Italy 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  India 0.90%
  BH 0.75%
  Qatar 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.83%
Dell 24.51%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 7.52%
Toshiba 4.85%
Samsung 4.37%
Lenovo 3.16%
Sony 1.70%
Alienware 1.46%
Intel 1.21%
American Megatrends 0.73%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.83%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.39%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.39%
Acer Aspire M5811 1.91%

About Research In Motion

Research In Motion Limited (RIM) is a Canadian telecommunication company known as the developer of the BlackBerry smartphone and tablet.
Publisher URL: www.rim.com


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