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Should I remove CenturyLink Installer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,908
United States Rank #2,110
Reach 0.1051%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.48 days
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Average installed length: 348.43 days


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CenturyLink Installer

What is CenturyLink Installer?

The CenturyLink Installer gives PC users access to their [email protected] downloads.


CenturyLink Installer is a program developed by CenturyLink. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is CenturyLinkInstaller.exe. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 6.46 MB (6,777,186 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 100% of users of CenturyLink Installer come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: qwest.centurylink.com/internethelp/centurylink-installer.html
Help link: www.centurylink.com/Pages/AboutUs/CompanyInformation/CustomerRelations
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CenturyLink\Desktop
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C96FF998-45BD-411E-9253-B7F2660FE280}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CenturyLink Installer

Program executable:CenturyLinkInstaller.exe
Name:CenturyLink High-Speed Internet
Path:C:\Program Files\CenturyLink\Desktop\CenturyLinkInstaller.exe
Additional files:
  • DownloadManagerResources.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Download Manager Resource
  • InstallationCDResources.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Installation Resource
  • FacilitatorClientResources.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Facilitator Resource
  • CustomerCare.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Customer Care
  • FacilitatorClientInterop.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Facilitator
  • HighSpeedInternetResources.dll - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet Resource
  • CenturyLinkCustomerCare.exe - CenturyLink High-Speed Internet
  • CenturyLinkInstaller.exe
  • CenturyLinkInstallerApp.exe
  • CenturyLinkTouchPointAgent.exe - DesktopAgentTray
  • CenturyLink.Desktop.Shared.dll - DesktopShared
  • Interop.Shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • CenturyLinkTouchPointAgent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{923E1C51-A171-4833-B4CF-2CD5C55A0A4B}' (runs on registration).
  • CenturyLinkInstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7911A9A8-AB1F-47B1-87A1-00CDB5F0E308}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • CenturyLinkTouchPointAgent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CenturyLinkTouchPointAgent' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CenturyLink\Desktop\CenturyLinkTouchPointAgent.exe" /autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.43 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002692057%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00023649%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003272%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove CenturyLink Installer?

You can uninstall CenturyLink Installer 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 CenturyLink Installer, 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 CenturyLink Installer.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.89%
Windows 10 33.96%
Windows Vista 10.23%
Windows XP 4.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.91%
Windows 10 Home 13.91%
Windows 8.1 11.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.05%
Windows 7 Professional 5.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.52%
  United Kingdom 0.08%
  Singapore 0.06%
  Russia 0.06%
  South Africa 0.03%
  UA 0.03%
  Qatar 0.03%
  France 0.03%
  Australia 0.03%
  India 0.03%
  Mexico 0.03%
  Germany 0.03%
  Canada 0.03%
  Peru 0.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.36%
Dell 26.87%
Toshiba 10.92%
Acer 9.86%
ASUS 4.04%
Lenovo 2.18%
Gateway 0.60%
Samsung 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.26%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.72%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.72%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.29%

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink is a telecommunications company in the United States that offers voice and data communications, as well as television and home security services.
Publisher URL: www.centurylink.com

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John Duover a year ago
Not that easy to remove. My computer shows an error message and says to contact Centurylink. It takes over 30 minutes to an hour to get someone on the phone. That's why I cancelled Centurylink.