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Should I remove Facebook Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,262
United States Rank #8,044
Reach 0.0725%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 187.86 days
853.95 days >
Average installed length: 448.69 days


2.1.4651.0 100.00%

Facebook Messenger 2.1.4651.0

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


The main program executable is adobe air updater.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 12.66 MB (13,279,232 bytes). Adobe AIR Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.facebook.com/mobile/messenger
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Facebook\Messenger
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{17D26CDD-B87C-412B-92F0-2D5DD4313522}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.66 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4651.0

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Name:Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe
Additional files:
  • facebookmessenger.exe - Facebook Messenger
  • npfbdesktopplugin.dll - Facebook Desktop (Facebook Desktop Plugin)
  • AdobeCP.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AdobeCP Dynamic Link Library
  • AdobeCP15.dll (by Adobe Systems)
  • airappinstaller.exe - Adobe AIR (Adobe AIR Application Installer)
  • cefsharp.dll
  • cefsharp.winforms.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • interop.shell32.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'Shell32'.
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • mysql.data.dll (by Oracle)
  • mysqlinstaller.exe (by Oracle) - MySQLInstaller
  • newtonsoft.json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET (Json.NET .NET 2.0)
  • NPSWF32.dll - Shockwave Flash (Shockwave Flash 10.3 r183)
  • sqmapi.dll (by Microsoft) - SQM Client
  • standardplugins.dll - StandardPlugins
  • template.exe
  • WebKit.dll - WebKit DLL used by Adobe AIR (WebKit dynamic link library)
  • wexinstaller.core.dll - WexInstaller.Core
  • wexinstallerupdater.exe - WexInstallerUpdater

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'.
Network connections
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to a23-65-181-32.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to edge-star-ecmp-02-ash3.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to mqtt-12-06-frc1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to mqtt-14-06-frc1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to mqtt-slb-10-10-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to mqtt-slb-11-06-ash2.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to mqtt-slb-ssl-10-07-prn1.facebook.com ( port 443).
  • facebookmessenger.exe connects to star-01-01-ord1.facebook.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:101.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0141394311%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00938139%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00475804%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:19,283,174
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:743 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.94 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Facebook Messenger?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Facebook Messenger 2.1.4651.0, 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 Facebook Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Facebook Messenger 2.1.4651.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.89%
Windows XP 6.66%
Windows Vista 6.03%
Windows 10 4.35%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.29%
Windows 7 Professional 10.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.67%
  Germany 11.23%
  Brazil 5.37%
  Iran 4.32%
  Thailand 3.40%
  Mexico 3.15%
  Canada 2.96%
  Argentina 2.53%
  United Kingdom 2.53%
  Spain 2.41%
  India 1.91%
  Italy 1.73%
  Hungary 1.67%
  France 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.20%
Dell 22.03%
Acer 21.58%
ASUS 8.33%
Toshiba 6.51%
Samsung 4.11%
Lenovo 3.54%
Intel 1.37%
American Megatrends 0.80%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.95%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.42%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.63%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.63%

About Facebook

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


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