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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,063
United States Rank #23,843
Reach 0.0364%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.86 days
998.74 days >
Average installed length: 524.76 days


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What is ICQ7M?

ICQ is an instant messaging computer program that features include offline user messaging, multi-user chats, free daily-limited SMS sending, resumable file transfers, greeting cards, multiplayer games and a searchable user directory. Users can use emoticons while chatting with other users. Among the features in ICQ7 are Quick IM, which allows users to send a short message without opening a conversation window, a "follow me" service directly to the user’s mobile, a multi-chat service and support for Zlango, the animated icons language.

About  (from ICQ)

Chat with Facebook friends: Add your Facebook friends to your contact list and chat with them while their online in Facebook directly from your ICQ. Get social: Get updates from social networks and chat with Facebook friends directly from your ICQ. Express yourself: Update your status and share your favorite links and ...  Read more


It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 primary executable is named icq.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 28.58 MB (29,969,781 bytes). The installed file IcqUpdater.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.icq.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ICQ7M
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{781B39EC-2E18-41FC-9B00-B84E4FFCA85F}\ICQ7.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 28.58 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ICQ7M

Program executable:icq.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\icq7m\icq.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • SSCE5532.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • sipXmediaLib.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi GIPS-powered Media Processing (GIPS-powered Media Processing)
  • pb_videoconf.dll (by AOL) - Video Mixing Renderer Library
  • FlashPlayerControl.dll (by Softanics) - FlashPlayerControl Library
  • coolcore59.dll (by AOL) - COOL Component Libraries (COOL Core Component Library)
  • xprt6.dll - XPRT Runtime Library
  • Flash10c.ocx (by Adobe Systems) - Shockwave Flash (Adobe Flash Player 10.0 r32)
  • sipXtapi.dll (by SIPFoundry (www.sipfoundry.org)) - sipXtapi SDK (SIP User-Agent API)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • acccore.dll - AIMCC (acccore Component Server)
  • vivo.dll (by goober Networks) - VIVO (vivo Dynamic Link Library - icq build 2011)
  • IcqUpdater.exe (by ICQ,) - ICQ
  • MBContainer.dll (by ICQ,) - ICQ Library
  • MCompressLib.dll
  • MCore.dll
  • MCoreLib.dll
  • MDb.dll
  • MISB.dll
  • MKernel.dll
  • MReport.dll
  • MUICore.dll
  • MUICoreLib.dll
  • MUIMessage.dll
  • MUIUtils.dll
  • MUtils.dll
  • MFacebook.dll
  • MGTalk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • ICQ.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class -{781B39EC-2E18-41FC-9B00-B84E4FFCA85F}.
Scheduled Task
  • ICQ.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FD6EEFB-7005-494D-A36F-970916112C6F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ICQ.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ICQ' and executes as "C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe" silent loginmode=4.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ICQ.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ICQ7M\ICQ.exe'.
Network connections
  • ICQ.exe connects to bos-w042b-rdr1.blue.icq.net ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0913311802%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.07258509%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01874609%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:5,697,396
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:633 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:7.09 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove ICQ7M?

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Or, you can uninstall ICQ7M 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 ICQ7M, 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 ICQ7M.

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Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.74%
Windows XP 9.36%
Windows 10 8.79%
Windows Vista 5.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.54%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.27%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.99%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.41% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.41%
  Czech Republic 18.37%
  United States 10.10%
  Russia 5.75%
  Israel 2.66%
  Slovakia 2.24%
  United Kingdom 1.40%
  UA 1.40%
  Austria 1.12%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Canada 0.98%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Argentina 0.56%
  Australia 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.50%
Dell 13.75%
ASUS 12.75%
Samsung 5.50%
Lenovo 4.75%
Medion 3.75%
Toshiba 2.25%
Sahara 2.00%
American Megatrends 1.50%
MSI 1.50%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.93%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.96%
Acer Aspire 5738 1.97%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.97%


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