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Should I remove LINE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,342
United States Rank #3,092
Reach 0.5115%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.15 days
505.90 days >
Average installed length: 265.81 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.02% 0.17% 0.01% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 0.02% 0.01% 0.01% 0.35% 0.01% 0.93% 0.05% 0.03% 0.58% 0.14% 0.04% 0.85% 0.12% 0.03% 0.14% 0.02% 0.01% 0.06% 0.29% 0.04% 0.01% 0.03% 1.69% 0.06% 0.58% 0.28% 1.04% 0.21% 0.02% 0.02% 0.94% 0.01% 0.03% 0.39% 0.23% 0.47% 0.07% 0.01% 1.26% 0.60% 0.01% 0.13% 0.19% 0.21%
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LINE is a software program developed by LINE. The most common release is, with over 22% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 line.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 32.28 MB (33,844,228 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 23% of users of LINE come from Taiwan, it is also popular in the United States and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: line.naver.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\naver\line
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Naver\LINE\LineUnInst.exe
Estimated size: 32.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LINE

Program executable:line.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\naver\line\line.exe
Additional files:
  • CommLib.dll - LINE (CommLib Library)
  • CommModule.dll - CommModule Library
  • DataModule.dll
  • LineAppMgr.exe
  • LineUpgrader.exe - LineUpgrader
  • NELO_CrashReporter.exe (by NHN) - NELO_CrashReporter Application
  • NELO.dll (by NHN) - NELO Dynamic Link Library
  • crashReport.exe (by NBP Corp) - crashReport Module (Nelo2 Windows SDK Crash Reporter)
  • libnelo2.dll (by NBP Corp) - Nelo2 Windows SDK
  • MediaInfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • amp_window.dll
  • amp-dll.dll
  • LineUnInst.exe
  • PlayerHelper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Line.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D424AF0D-1536-4DAF-92CF-17448BF96B2D}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Line.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Line.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Line.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'LINE' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Naver\LINE\Line.exe" --booting.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Line.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Line' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Naver\LINE\Line.exe" --booting.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Line.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\LINE\LINE.exe'.

How do I remove LINE?

You can uninstall LINE 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 LINE, 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 LINE.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? 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 61.13%
Windows 10 33.00%
Windows XP 4.71%
Windows Vista 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.14%
Windows 7 Professional 11.97%
Windows 10 Pro 5.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.86%
Windows 10 Home 5.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.85% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 22.85%
  United States 20.41%
  Thailand 16.02%
  Indonesia 7.83%
  Japan 5.90%
  Singapore 2.19%
  Iran 2.07%
  Germany 1.70%
  Saudi Arabia 1.40%
  Hong Kong 1.18%
  Spain 1.16%
  France 1.14%
  Malaysia 1.07%
  United Kingdom 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.57%
Acer 20.86%
Hewlett-Packard 15.86%
Dell 15.03%
Lenovo 7.20%
Toshiba 4.05%
Samsung 2.95%
MSI 1.29%
NEC 0.99%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.00%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.66%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.22%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.05%


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