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Should I remove LAN Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,108
United States Rank #16,813
Reach 0.0308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 89.63 days
297.22 days >
Average installed length: 156.17 days


1.2.35 97.22%
1.2.32 0.69%
1.2.30 0.46%
1.2.28 0.69%
1.2.25 0.46%
1.2.16 0.23%
1.2.10 0.23%

LAN Messenger


The most used version is 1.2.35, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is lmc.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 39.82 MB (41,755,381 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 22% of users of LAN Messenger come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: lanmsngr.sourceforge.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\LAN Messenger
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\LAN Messenger\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 39.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LAN Messenger

Program executable:lmc.exe
Name:LAN Messenger
Path:C:\Program Files\lan messenger\lmc.exe
Additional files:
  • lmcapp2.dll - LAN Messenger (LAN Messenger Application)
  • uninst.exe - LAN Messenger Installer
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • mingwm10.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • lmc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA8EC3C8-B9F1-474F-AFD3-32E62C25DCDE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • lmc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named LAN Messenger (2).
Startup File (User Run)
  • lmc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LAN Messenger' and executes as C:\Program Files\LAN Messenger\lmc.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • lmc.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\LAN Messenger\lmc.exe'.

How do I remove LAN Messenger?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.05%
Windows 8 30.48%
Windows XP 4.16%
Windows Vista 2.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.78%
Windows 7 Professional 20.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.17%
Windows 8 Pro 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.39%
  India 17.52%
  Indonesia 4.21%
  Italy 3.10%
  Brazil 2.44%
  Australia 2.44%
  Germany 2.22%
  Iran 2.22%
  Philippines 2.22%
  Mexico 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Egypt 2.00%
  United Kingdom 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.06%
Hewlett-Packard 21.58%
Acer 15.11%
ASUS 14.39%
Lenovo 3.96%
Intel 3.60%
Samsung 2.16%
Toshiba 1.44%
MSI 1.44%
American Megatrends 0.72%
Medion 0.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.58%
Dell OptiPlex 790 3.92%
Dell OptiPlex 780 3.27%
HP ProBook 4540s 2.61%
ASUS All Series 2.61%
Gigabyte H81M-DS2 1.96%


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