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7% remove it93% keep it
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14.0.8117.0416 93.33%
14.0.8089.0726 6.67%

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Essencials del Windows Live

What is Essencials del Windows Live?

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of freeware applications by Microsoft that aims to offer integrated and bundled e-mail, instant messaging, photo-sharing, blog publishing, and security services. Essentials programs are designed to integrate well with each other, with Microsoft Windows, and with other Microsoft web-based services such as SkyDrive and Outlook.com, so that they operate as a seamless whole.


The most used version is 14.0.8117.0416, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 software installer includes 82 files and is usually about 43.6 MB (45,712,671 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Help link: support.live.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
Estimated size: 43.6 MB
Language: Catalan

Program filesFiles installed by Essencials del Windows Live

  • abssm.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Syncronization Module
  • msgsres.dll - Windows Live Messenger Non Language Specific Resources
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 (RC) (Microsoft Real Time Media Stack)
  • lmcdata.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Data Module
  • msgslang.14.0.8089.0726.dll - Windows Live Messenger Language Specific Resources
  • psmsong.14.0.8089.0726.dll - Windows Live Messenger Music Status Plugin Module
  • PresenceIM.dll - Windows Live Client Presence and IM Code Module
  • msgrapp.14.0.8089.0726.dll - Windows Live Messenger Protocol Handler Module
  • liveNatTrav.dll - Windows Live Client Nat Traversal Code Module
  • uccapi.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API (Microsoft Unified Communications Client API DLL)
  • uccapires.dll - DLL de recursos de API de client de Microsoft Unified Communications
  • livetransport.dll - Windows Live Client Transport Code Module
  • vvpltfrm.dll - Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform (Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform Module)
  • ABImport.dll - Windows Live Address Book Import Module
  • wlcuires.dll - Mòdul de recursos del Windows Live Call
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe - Galeria fotogràfica del Windows Live® (Auxiliar per baixar fotos del Windows Live)
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe - Galeria fotogràfica del Windows Live
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe - Importa vídeo del Windows Live
  • conproxy.dll - Windows Live Communications Platform (Windows Live Contacts Server Proxy Module)
  • contact.dll - Windows Live Contacts Server Services Module
  • wlcomm.exe
  • wlchtc.dll - Windows Live Call Click-to-Call BHO
  • fsssvc.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Service
  • fsui.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Filter
  • msvs.exe - Microsoft® Windows Live OneCare (Windows Live Messenger Virus Scanner)
  • msvsui.dll - Analitzador de seguretat del Windows Live OneCare per al Messenger UI DLL
  • uxcontacts.dll - Windows Live Client Contacts UX (Windows Live Client Contacts UX Module)
  • wldlog.dll - Windows Live Desktop Logging
  • wlcui.dll - Windows Live Call Softphone
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe - Windows Live® Photo Gallery (Windows Live Photo Acquisition Wizard)
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery Repair
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe - Windows Live QuickTime Control Host
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe - Windows Live Video Camera Auto Play Manager
  • consync.dll - Windows Live Contacts Sync
  • wmv9vcm.dll - Windows Media Video 9 VCM
  • msgswcam.dll - Messenger WebCam Library
  • msidcrl40.dll - Microsoft® Identity CRL (IDCRL Dynamic Link Library)
  • msgsc.14.0.8089.0726.dll - Windows Live Messenger
  • msnmsgr.exe
  • uxcalendar.dll - Windows Live Client UX (Windows Live Client UX Calendar Module)
  • uxcore.dll - Windows Live Client UX Core Module
  • wltuser.exe - Windows Live Toolbar (Windows Live Toolbar User Elevation Helper)
  • WindowsLive.Client.dll - Windows Live Writer
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe
  • wldcore.dll - Windows Live Client (Windows Live Client Shared Platform Module)
  • actorbas.dll - Windows Live Mail (Basic Actor)
  • adorner.dll
  • aimg.dll - Image Actor
  • alayout.dll - Layout Actor
  • canproxy.dll - Canvas proxy
  • canvas.dll - Canvas base
  • cnvsshrd.dll - Canvas shared
  • dgeneral.dll - DXT general
  • mailacct.dll
  • mailcomm.dll
  • mailimp.dll
  • maillang.dll
  • mailres2.dll
  • mailrt2.dll
  • msmail.dll
  • piBase.dll - Publish base

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Autoplay Handlers
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSLivePhotoAcqHWEventHandler).
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler (MSLiveVideoCameraArrivalCaptureWizard).
Internet Explorer BHO
  • wlchtc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Click-to-Call BHO' with the class of {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB}.
Scheduled Task
  • wloobe.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8C7D117A-DB14-453B-931D-21AB37765527}' (runs on registration).
  • fsssvc.exe runs as a service named 'De service Windows Live Family Safety' (fsssvc) "Deze service zorgt ervoor dat Family Safety werkt op de computer. Als de service niet actief is, werkt Family Safety niet.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fsui.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'fssui' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Family Safety\fsui.exe" -autorun.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.
  • wlcsdk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wlcsdk.exe'.
  • wlcomm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe'.
  • WindowsLiveWriter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Writer\WindowsLiveWriter.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0112223909%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00521271%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00600968%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:108,708
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:40.91 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:27.62 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.95 MB
Total CPU:0.0015902938%
Kernel CPU:0.00097416%
User CPU:0.00061613%
I/O reads/min:389 Bytes
I/O writes/min:4 Bytes

How do I remove Essencials del Windows Live?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Essencials del Windows Live you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 60%
Win 10 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows 10 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.78% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 77.78%
  United States 22.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
American Megatrends 27.27%
ASUS 9.09%
Toshiba 9.09%
Acer 9.09%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L670 12.50%
Packard Bell EasyNote TM... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard SG3-120ES 12.50%
HP Compaq nx9420 (RH441ET... 12.50%
HP Compaq dx2400 Microtow... 12.50%
Compaq-Presario VC975AA-A... 12.50%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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