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Should I remove EchoLink?

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 #8,684
United States Rank #5,682
Reach 0.0449%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.31 days
628.65 days >
Average installed length: 330.31 days


2.0.908 99.55%
2.0.902 0.45%


What is EchoLink?  (from Synergenics)

EchoLink┬« software allows licensed Amateur Radio stations to communicate with one another over the Internet, using streaming-audio technology. The program allows worldwide connections to be made between stations, or from computer to station, greatly enhancing Amateur Radio's communications capabilities. There are mor...  Read more


EchoLink is a software program developed by Synergenics. The most common release is 2.0.908, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named EchoLink.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.09 MB (3,243,653 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 72% of users of EchoLink come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.echolink.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\K1RFD\EchoLink\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{DC33421C-0E1C-470A-BE37-7B7C82677812}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by EchoLink

Program executable:EchoLink.exe
Name:EchoLink Application
Path:C:\Program Files\K1RFD\EchoLink\EchoLink.exe
Additional files:
  • EchoLink.exe - EchoLink Application (EchoLink)
  • ELKBHook.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EchoLink.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3922FF8-E31B-45E7-89B0-6017DEE7542E}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • EchoLink.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\K1RFD\EchoLink\EchoLink.exe'.

How do I remove EchoLink?

You can uninstall EchoLink 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 EchoLink, 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 EchoLink.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.24%
Windows 10 27.73%
Windows XP 10.37%
Windows Vista 6.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.57%
Windows 7 Professional 10.93%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.90%
Windows 10 Home 9.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.55%
Windows 8.1 6.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.22%
  Germany 5.36%
  United Kingdom 4.06%
  Italy 3.09%
  Canada 2.11%
  Austria 1.14%
  Australia 1.06%
  Switzerland 0.81%
  Netherlands 0.73%
  France 0.65%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Spain 0.49%
  Israel 0.49%
  Croatia 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.16%
Dell 26.82%
Acer 10.73%
Toshiba 8.24%
ASUS 6.13%
Lenovo 5.75%
Intel 4.79%
American Megatrends 1.34%
Sahara 1.34%
Samsung 1.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.51%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 2.63%
Hewlett-Packard 500-223w 2.26%


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