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Should I remove HouseLinc?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,370
United States Rank #18,623
Reach 0.0041%


VersionDistribution 2.50% 2.50% 60.00% 1.25% 1.25% 15.00% 1.25% 6.25% 1.25% 2.50% 6.25%

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HouseLinc is a software program developed by SmartLabs. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 7.38 MB (7,733,760 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 93% of users of HouseLinc come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smarthome.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\smartlabs\houselinc\touchlinc\icons
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{3B3CDCD7-E8EA-4867-9DFE-CE3E23231B71}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.38 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by HouseLinc

  • telerikcommon.dll (by Telerik) - Telerik.Common
  • applauncher.exe - AppLauncher
  • ftclean.exe
  • ftd2xx_net.dll (by FTDI) - FTD2XX_NET
  • ftdiunin.exe (by FTDI) - FTDI Uninstall Program (Uninstall Program for FTDI Drivers)
  • houselinc.exe - INSTEON (HouseLinc)
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLibrary unlabelled version)
  • insteon.dll - Insteon
  • insteonui.dll - InsteonUI
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • logcollector.exe - The Log Collector (The Logs Collector)
  • smartlabs.insteon.devices.dll - SmartLabs.Insteon.Devices
  • smartlabs.logging.dll - SmartLabs.Logging
  • telerik.wincontrols.dll (by Telerik) - Telerik.WinControls
  • telerik.wincontrols.gridview.dll - Telerik.WinControls.GridView
  • telerik.wincontrols.themes.windows7.dll - Telerik.WinControls.Themes.Windows7
  • telerik.wincontrols.ui.dll - Telerik.WinControls.UI
  • x10.dll - X10
  • smartlabs.utilities.dll - SmartLabs.Utilities

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • houselinc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CCCE7C9C-9C07-4788-9DF6-9B24398ED04F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • houselinc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HouseLinc2' and executes as "C:\Program Files\SmartLabs\HouseLinc\HouseLinc.exe" /autostart.

How do I remove HouseLinc?

You can uninstall HouseLinc 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 HouseLinc, 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 HouseLinc.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8.1 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.85%
Windows 10 40.74%
Windows XP 6.17%
Windows Vista 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.25%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.25%
Windows 10 Pro 7.50%
Windows 8.1 7.50%
Windows 10 Home 7.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.97%
  Canada 3.13%
  United Kingdom 0.78%
  India 0.78%
  Austria 0.78%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Dell 21.54%
Acer 10.77%
Lenovo 10.77%
Toshiba 6.15%
ASUS 6.15%
Intel 1.54%
American Megatrends 1.54%
Sony 1.54%
MSI 1.54%
Alienware 1.54%
Common models
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.13%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 3.13%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.13%
ASUS All Series 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 1.56%
Sony VPCCW17FX 1.56%


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