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LinkMaster 3


LinkMaster 3 is a program developed by Kepware. 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 22 files and is usually about 18.15 MB (19,032,851 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.kepware.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Kepware\LinkMaster 3\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C8F52F80-22F9-4FCD-9008-4DF6FDB16BE2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by LinkMaster 3

  • activationclient.exe - License Activation Utility
  • activationclientdll.dll - Activation Client DLL
  • FNP_Act_Installer.dll (by Acresso Software) - FLEXnet Publisher (32 bit) (Activation Licensing Service Installer)
  • kls_libFNP.dll (by Acresso Software) - FLEXnet Secure Activation Module
  • klsappact_libFNP.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libutil.dll - OPC Quick Client (Shared utility library for all Kepware products.)
  • opcquickclient.exe
  • basesocketlib.dll - Linkmaster (Utility library for sockets.)
  • ddeserver.dll - DDE Server Component
  • eventlogcommonlib.dll - Utility library for the eventlog.
  • keysvc.exe - The KEYSVC utility service
  • libsecure.dll - client library for the keysvc.exe cryptographic data provider
  • libssl.dll - Open SSL interface helper
  • libversion.dll - Server - Version
  • linkmaster_admin.exe - LinkMaster - Administrative Installation Utility
  • linkmaster_common.dll - LinkMaster core functionality
  • linkmaster_config.exe - LinkMaster - Configuration
  • linkmaster_ps.dll - LinkMaster proxy-stub library
  • linkmaster_runtime.exe - LinkMaster - Runtime
  • opcdaserver.dll - OPC DA Server Component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • linkmaster_runtime.exe runs as a service named 'LinkMaster 3.0 Runtime' (LinkMasterV3) "Runtime component of Kepware LinkMaster 3.0".
  • keysvc.exe runs as a service named 'LinkMaster 3.0 Key Service' (LinkMasterKeySvcV3) "Key service component of Kepware LinkMaster 3.0".

How do I remove LinkMaster 3?

You can uninstall LinkMaster 3 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 LinkMaster 3, 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 LinkMaster 3.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%


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