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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #757
United States Rank #1,657
Reach 0.9015%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.30 days
746.36 days >
Average installed length: 392.15 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

FARO LS 1.1.406.58

What is FARO LS?

This is the software driver and associated device control package for the FARO LS color laser scanner. The software package is included with various FAR) devices and installs the driver as well as various associated software programs to help manage laser scanners settings and options. Although the driver is required, some of the software included can be safely removed.

About  (from FARO Technologies)

The FARO Laser Scanner LS creates 3-D scans which consist of 3-D pixels but with spatial coordinates. They also have an intensity value that results in a black and white picture. Until now it has been difficult and time consuming to add high quality color information to a 3-D laser scan. The new Color Extension of the ...  Read more


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named MusicStage.exe. The setup package generally installs about 373 files and is usually about 7.64 MB (8,010,752 bytes). The installed file updater.exe 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.FARO.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FARO\FARO LS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{951B0F30-9F1A-4BF6-B3DA-99EB0E917B1C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.64 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by FARO LS 1.1.406.58

Program executable:MusicStage.exe
Additional files:
  • updater.exe (by Ask) - Updater (Ask Updater)
  • acdcp.dll
  • acdsee.exe (by ACD Systems) - ACDSee
  • addinalerts.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) Operating System
  • addinalerts.resources.dll (by Microsoft)
  • addininfrastructure.dll
  • adminclientcommon.dll
  • adminclientcommon.resources.dll
  • admincommon.dll
  • admincommon.resources.dll
  • alertframework.dll - Windows Server AlertFramework DLL
  • alertframework.resources.dll
  • alertsview.dll
  • alertsview.resources.dll
  • animationr.dll (by Parametric Technology) - Mathsoft Mathcad (Mathcad Animation dll)
  • atl90.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Module for Windows (Unicode))
  • automation.dll (by Parametric Technology) - Mathsoft Mathcad Automation Object Library
  • automationmgd.dll
  • backupactions.dll - Windows Server Client Backup Health Actions
  • backupclientprovider.dll - Windows Server Backup Client Provider
  • backupdriverinstaller.exe - Windows Server Driver installer for the Restore Files and Folders wizard
  • backuplaunchpad.exe - Windows Server BackupLaunchpad
  • backuplaunchpad.resources.dll
  • backupresources.dll - Windows Server Client Backup Resource Library
  • backupresources.resources.dll
  • backupserverprovider.dll - BackupServerProvider
  • backuputil.dll - Windows Server Backup Utility
  • baidumusicacc.exe (by Baidu.com)
  • baidumusicctrl.dll (by Baidu.com)
  • bdaucommon.dll
  • bdupdate.exe
  • bltoolkit.3.dll - Business Logic Toolkit
  • boost_regex-vc80-mt-1_33_1.dll
  • boost_regex-vc80-mt-gd-1_33_1.dll
  • buttonr.ocx - button ActiveX Control Module
  • buttonres_en.dll - English resources for Button ActiveX Control
  • certcli.interop.dll - Windows Server Client Certificate Operation Library
  • certenroll.interop.dll - Windows Server Certificate Enrollment Library
  • certmanaged.dll - Windows Server Certificate Managed Lib
  • certnative.dll - Windows Server Certificate Native Lib
  • clientsetupcommon.dll - Windows Server Client Setup Common DLL
  • clientsetupcommon.resources.dll
  • clienttools.exe
  • clienttools.resources.dll
  • cnetclient.dll - Windows Server Networking Native Lib
  • cnetmanagement.dll - Windows Server Core Networking Management DLL
  • common.dll - Windows Server Common DLL
  • common.resources.dll
  • commonres.dll - Windows Server Common resource DLL
  • compatibility.dll (by SIEMENS AG) - Setup (SetupDeinstaller Application)
  • componentsmgd.dll
  • connectornotify.exe - Windows Server Connector Update Notify
  • connectornotify.resources.dll
  • cookcomputing.xmlrpcv2.dll (by Cook Computing) - XML-RPC.Net (XML-RPC.NET)
  • coreproviders.dll - Windows Server Core Providers DLL
  • dashboardclient.exe - Windows Server Dashboard
  • dashboardclient.resources.dll
  • datawizardr.dll - Data Analysis Pack ActiveX Control Module
  • datawizardres_en.dll - English resources for Data Import ActiveX Control
  • dc120v154_32.dll (by Eastman Kodak Japan) - DC120 SDK Library Win32 Ver.1.54 (DC120V154_32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • picaview.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'PicaView' with a class of {68f32140-2ca3-11d0-acc1-444553540000}.
Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFacebookVideoCalling.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfacebookvideocalling.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin' with a plugin key of '@Skype Limited.com/Facebook Video Calling Plugin'.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • backupdriverinstaller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2FABBC85-8FC2-4806-B281-14EC4F32BDD1}' (runs on registration).
  • hpwuschd2.exe is scheduled as a task named 'hp digital imaging - hp all-in-one series' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 a.m.).
  • runtask.exe is scheduled as a task named 'ConfigureRDPGroup' (Next runs on 28/01/2014 at 18:58).
  • fotovac.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3D8CFD7-4A49-4413-AE7D-649206A4C9E8}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • runtask.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Clean up task.
5 Services
  • providerregistryservice.exe runs as a service named 'Registro provider servizi Windows Server' (ServiceProviderRegistry) "Registra i nuovi provider sul computer e li rende individuabili.".
  • sharedservicehost.exe runs as a service named 'Servizio download Windows Server' (providers_system) "Consente di gestire il download dei componenti aggiuntivi sul computer.".
  • lanconfigsvc.exe runs as a service named 'Configurazione LAN Windows Server' (LANConfig) "Individua la presenza del server e configura i servizi DNS locali.".
  • mcneelupdateservice.exe runs as a service named 'McNeel Update Service 5.0' (McNeelUpdate) "McNeel Update Service 5.0".
  • wsconnectorupdate.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Server Connector Update' (WSConnectorUpdate) "Checks for and installs Connector updates provided by Windows Server. If the service is stopped, the computer will be unable to discover or install Connector updates, and it may be unable to use some of the features that are provided by the server.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • launchpad.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Wndows Server Launchpad' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Launchpad.exe".
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • updater.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Updater.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ask.com\Updater\Updater.exe".
  • hpwuschd2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HP Software Update' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hp\HP Software Update\HPWuSchd2.exe.
  • launchpad.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Launchpad' which loads as C:\Program Files\Windows Server\Bin\Launchpad.exe -autostart.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • facebookvideocalling.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Facebook\Video\Skype\FacebookVideoCalling.exe'.
  • hpwucli.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\HP\HP Software Update\HPWUCli.exe'.
  • baidumusicacc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Baidu\BaiduMusicCtrl\\BaiduMusicAcc.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015588601%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00071959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00083927%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove FARO LS?

You can uninstall FARO LS 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 FARO LS 1.1.406.58, 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 FARO LS.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by FARO LS 1.1.406.58 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.40%
Windows 10 27.46%
Windows XP 4.00%
Windows Vista 2.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.65%
Windows 7 Professional 16.91%
Windows 8.1 4.72%
Windows 10 Home 4.58%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.89%
  Italy 8.40%
  Brazil 4.90%
  Iran 4.06%
  India 3.01%
  Mexico 2.54%
  France 2.46%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Germany 2.39%
  Spain 2.34%
  Canada 2.29%
  Taiwan 2.17%
  Turkey 1.56%
  Australia 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.28%
Dell 21.29%
ASUS 15.25%
Acer 14.77%
Toshiba 6.08%
Samsung 5.11%
Lenovo 4.94%
Intel 1.98%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.55%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.89%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.47%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.49%

About FARO Technologies

FARO designs, develops, manufactures software-based three-dimensional measurement and imaging systems.
Publisher URL: www.faro.com


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