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Should I remove Lineage?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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9.00.0000 46.15%
1.00.0000 46.15%



Lineage is a program developed by NCsoft. The most used version is 9.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 25 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Lineage come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.lineage.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Lineage
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/29520
Language: Japanese (Japan)

Program filesFiles installed by Lineage

  • lineage.exe - LinLauncher Application (Lineage Launcher)
  • chigamec.dll
  • FindHack.exe (by INCA Internet Co) - nProtect Hacking Protector
  • IJL15.DLL (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)
  • libpng13.dll (by LibPng) - LibPng (LibPng: PNG image compression library)
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • NPCHK.DLL (by INCA Internet Co) - inca NPCHK (NPCHK)
  • npcipher.dll (by INCA Internet Co., Ltd) - nProtect Desktop (nProtect Desktop Cprytograph Component)
  • npkcbk64.exe - nProtect KeyCrypt x64 Support EXE
  • npkcmsvc.exe - nProtect KeyCrypt Manager Service
  • npkcrypt.dll - nProtect KeyCrypt Driver Support Dll
  • npkpdb.dll - nProtect KeyCrypt Program Database DLL
  • NPPSK.DLL (by incainternet)
  • NPUPDATE0.DLL (by INCA Internet co) - nProtect Update Component
  • NPX.DLL (by INCA Internet, Inc) - NPX2 ActiveX Control Module
  • RegLin.exe
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • npkcmsvc.exe runs as a service named 'npkcmsvc' (npkcmsvc) "nProtect KeyCrypt Manager Service".

How do I remove Lineage?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 8%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.92%
Windows 8 15.38%
Windows XP 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.77%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 52.94%
  United States 29.41%
  Taiwan 11.76%
  United Kingdom 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
NEC 22.22%
Toshiba 11.11%
MSI 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Dell 11.11%
Common models
NEC N8-S720XMZCUUZ1 11.11%
Micro-Star MS-7360 11.11%
LENOVO 32561C3 11.11%
Dell OptiPlex 755 11.11%


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