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Should I remove LINE?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,916
United States Rank #9,363
Reach 0.3467%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.85 days
526.46 days >
Average installed length: 276.62 days


VersionDistribution 2.81% 4.70% 0.31% 3.37% 6.77% 26.54% 12.54% 1.02% 8.22% 10.81% 5.78% 0.23% 1.61% 0.06% 2.53% 6.60% 0.42% 2.39% 1.02% 0.60% 0.31% 0.01% 0.07% 0.26% 0.06% 0.13% 0.03% 0.01% 0.09% 0.18% 0.03% 0.15% 0.01% 0.10% 0.06% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.03% 0.03% 0.01% 0.03%


What is LINE?  (from NHN)

A global messaging service loved in over 230 countries worldwide. Stay in touch with your friends, whenever, and wherever you are! Use LINE on your smartphone while on the move and from the PC while in the office or at home. To access LINE from your PC email registration is required.


LINE is a program developed by NHN. The most used version is, 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 programs's main executable is line.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 54.94 MB of memory. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 20.2 MB (21,186,277 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 45% of users of LINE come from Taiwan, it is also popular in Thailand and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: line.naver.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\naver\line
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Naver\LINE\LineUnInst.exe
Estimated size: 20.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LINE

Program executable:line.exe
Signed by:NHN Japan Corporation
Path:C:\Program Files\naver\line\line.exe
Additional files:
  • NELO_CrashReporter.exe - NELO_CrashReporter Application
  • NELO.dll - NELO Dynamic Link Library
  • CommLib.dll (by NHN Japan) - LINE (CommLib Library)
  • CommModule.dll (by NHN Japan) - CommModule Library
  • DataModule.dll
  • LineAppMgr.exe
  • LineInst.exe
  • LineUpgrader.exe - LineUpgrader
  • MediaInfo.dll (by MediaArea.net) - MediaInfo (All about your audio and video files)
  • amp-dll.dll
  • LineUnInst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Line.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{017A62DA-AD68-4767-8CDE-3B4BEB07A1F8}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Line.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Naver\LINE\Line.exe'.
Network connections
  • Line.exe connects to (port 443).
  • Line.exe connects to (port 443).
  • Line.exe connects to (port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:54.94 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0137877503%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00592873%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00785902%
0.015104% average

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) 66%
Win 8.1 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 74.05%
Windows XP 12.22%
Windows 10 11.08%
Windows Vista 2.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.30%
Windows 7 Professional 13.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.08%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.80%
Windows 8 Pro 3.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.37% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 45.37%
  Thailand 11.18%
  Japan 10.08%
  United States 6.18%
  Spain 5.66%
  Indonesia 3.89%
  Hong Kong 1.50%
  Mexico 0.91%
  Malaysia 0.90%
  Saudi Arabia 0.77%
  China 0.76%
  India 0.76%
  Italy 0.76%
  Argentina 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.41%
ASUS 22.16%
Dell 14.80%
Hewlett-Packard 14.03%
Lenovo 4.53%
Toshiba 4.38%
NEC 1.60%
Samsung 1.58%
MSI 1.12%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Apple 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.19%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.64%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.26%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.18%
Acer Aspire 4820TG 2.10%


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