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Should I remove Facebook Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,543
United States Rank #19,641
Reach 0.0143%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.49 days
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Average installed length: 488.13 days


2.1.4590.0 100.00%

Facebook Messenger 2.1.4590.0

What is Facebook Messenger?

Facebook Messenger is an instant messaging service and software application which provides text and video communication. Like Facebook's web-based Chat feature, it supports the open-source XMPP protocol, connects primarily between Facebook users and synchronizes with the website. Among its features is a "ticker" similar in function to the sidebar of friend activity seen by Facebook website users. At the time of release, "chatting with multiple friends, video calling, limiting chat availability and editing settings" were not available through the software.

About  (from Facebook)

Facebook Messenger works like texting (SMS) and other mobile messaging apps to let you reach people instantly on their phones. See and respond to chats right from your desktop. Whether you're browsing other websites or using another app, you don't have to click away to stay connected. Messenger is an app that brings Fa...  Read more


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 7 files and is usually about 12.16 MB (12,750,848 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.facebook.com/mobile/messenger
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\slimcleaner
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7BB5E925-A3DD-48C2-9A82-017AF5982FFE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4590.0

  • cefsharp.dll
  • cefsharp.winforms.dll
  • facebookmessenger.exe - Facebook Messenger
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll - Facebook Desktop (Facebook Desktop Plugin)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npFbDesktopPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'facebook.com/fbDesktopPlugin' with a plugin key of 'facebook.com/fbDesktopPlugin'.
Scheduled Task
  • facebookmessenger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3EEEF6D-14B0-4B5F-BA07-8A042380D4CD}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • facebookmessenger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Messenger\2.1.4814.0\FacebookMessenger.exe'.
Network connections
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-03-lhr2.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-05-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-06-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-12-iad1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-02-hkg1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-fra2.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-04-hkg1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-05-lhr2.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-shv-06-lax1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to star-01-01-mia1.facebook.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:125.53 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0052122840%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00357969%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00163259%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:25,800,701
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.97 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.37 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Facebook Messenger?

Quickly and completely remove Facebook Messenger 2.1.4590.0 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Facebook Messenger 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 Facebook Messenger 2.1.4590.0, 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 Facebook Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4590.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.09%
Windows XP 8.96%
Windows Vista 5.97%
Windows 8 3.98%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.16%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.05%
Windows 7 Professional 7.04%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.03%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.89%
  IQ 9.33%
  Germany 4.89%
  Egypt 4.89%
  United Kingdom 4.89%
  Brazil 4.00%
  SY 2.67%
  Hungary 2.22%
  Australia 1.78%
  Belgium 1.78%
  Israel 1.78%
  MA 1.78%
  Italy 1.33%
  Kuwait 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.02%
Hewlett-Packard 21.58%
Acer 15.11%
ASUS 10.79%
Toshiba 9.35%
Samsung 5.04%
Lenovo 3.60%
American Megatrends 2.16%
Intel 1.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.15%
ASUSTeK K54L 2.36%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.36%
ASUSTeK K52F 1.57%

About Facebook

Facebook, Inc. runs the social networking website Facebook.
Publisher URL: www.facebook.com


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