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LifeCam Video Messages gadget


LifeCam Video Messages gadget is a program developed by Microsoft. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.01 MB (1,060,352 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 39% of users of LifeCam Video Messages gadget come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows sidebar\shared gadgets\videomessages.gadget\silverlight\assets
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{23A69F94-891E-42F8-824E-6F8669C0C95A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by LifeCam Video Messages gadget

  • abserviceproxy.dll - Microsoft (R) Specialized Devices and Applications
  • accountutilityclient.dll - AccountUtilityClient
  • antixsslibrary.dll - Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library
  • consumevmservice.dll
  • contentuploadclient.dll
  • json.dll
  • msidcrl40.dll - Microsoft® Identity CRL (IDCRL Dynamic Link Library)
  • vcaptctl.dll - Windows Live Video Messages (Video Capture Control DLL)
  • videomailserviceproxy.dll - VideoMailServiceProxy
  • videomailservicesctrl.dll - VideoMailServicesCtrl

How do I remove LifeCam Video Messages gadget?

You can uninstall LifeCam Video Messages gadget 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 LifeCam Video Messages gadget, 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 LifeCam Video Messages gadget.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.77%
Windows Vista 18.60%
Windows 10 11.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.19%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.28%
Windows 7 Professional 13.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.63%
Windows 10 Home 6.98%
Windows 8 Pro 2.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.22%
  Germany 11.76%
  Canada 9.80%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Belgium 3.92%
  France 3.92%
  Italy 3.92%
  Australia 1.96%
  Brazil 1.96%
  Spain 1.96%
  Greece 1.96%
  Hong Kong 1.96%
  Ireland 1.96%
  Jordan 1.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.44%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Medion 13.89%
Samsung 8.33%
Lenovo 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
Sahara 5.56%
ASUS 2.78%
Common models
MEDION S561X 5.13%
Samsung R519/R719 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 2.56%
TOSHIBA Qosmio G30 2.56%
Shuttle Inc SG31 2.56%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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