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Should I remove Livedrive?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,968
United States Rank #8,897
Reach 0.0426%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.29 days
598.45 days >
Average installed length: 314.44 days


VersionDistribution 0.12% 0.60% 1.07% 0.60% 0.24% 0.24% 0.12% 2.38% 2.74% 11.44% 0.12% 0.24% 3.46% 21.10% 0.83% 21.69% 11.32% 0.83% 6.32% 0.48% 4.41% 0.83% 3.58% 0.24% 0.95% 0.83% 0.48% 2.26% 0.12% 0.24% 0.12%


What is Livedrive?  (from Livedrive Internet Limited)

Livedrive is creating cloud storage technology that will revolutionise the way people access their files, photos, music, videos and other digital content. Our vision is simple: don't store files on your PC, store them on your Livedrive instead. Livedrive is your personal storage space on the Internet. It's unlimited, i...  Read more


Livedrive is a program developed by Livedrive Internet Limited. 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is VSSService.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 14.53 MB (15,231,477 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Livedrive come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.livedrive.com
Help link: support.livedrive.com/forums
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Livedrive\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6CF54C7E-35D9-40A7-9D78-A13B3C7DB5C0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.53 MB
Language: English (United Kingdom)

Program filesFiles installed by Livedrive

Program executable:VSSService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Livedrive\VSSService.exe
Additional files:
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll - Livedrive desktop client (Livedrive explorer extensions)
  • LivedriveExplorerExtensions.dll
  • RestoreClient.exe - Livedrive Restore 1.6 (Livedrive Restore Client)
  • Livedrive.exe - Livedrive Cloud (Livedrive Cloud Backup & Sync Client)
  • Extensions.dll - Livedrive (Explorer extensions for Livedrive)
  • Livedrive.Objects.dll - Livedrive objects
  • Livedrive.Win32.dll - Livedrive Win32
  • LivedriveExtensions.dll
  • OnlineFileHandler.exe - Livedrive online file handler
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • CBFSNet.dll (by EldoS) - Callback File System (TM) (Callback File System .NET API)
  • 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/)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 1.1)
  • VSSService.exe - VSSService
  • AlphaFS.dll - AlphaFS
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • Livedrive.Localisation.dll
  • ManageUsers.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • Extensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LivedriveContextMenu' with a class of {FE586301-FDF9-40F4-AD3A-9DB11C40FF27}.
  • LivedriveExtensions.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'LivedriveBackgroundContextMenu' with a class of {005C2E48-BD95-4F38-8FD9-9E4CB7C78D2A}.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • LivedriveExplorerExtensions.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {EDF48A39-1442-463F-9F4E-F376A78D034A}.
  • ExplorerExtensions.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'BrowserHelper Class' with the class of {EDF48A39-1442-463F-9F4E-F376A78D034A}.
Scheduled Task
  • Livedrive.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LiveDrive' (runs daily at 3:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Livedrive.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Livedrive.
  • VSSService.exe runs as a service named 'Livedrive VSS Service' (LivedriveVSSService).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Livedrive.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Livedrive' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Livedrive\Livedrive.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • Livedrive.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Livedrive' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Livedrive\Livedrive.exe" /setup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Livedrive.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Livedrive\Livedrive.exe'.

How do I remove Livedrive?

You can uninstall Livedrive 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 Livedrive, 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 Livedrive.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Livedrive you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.39%
Windows 10 43.86%
Windows Vista 4.65%
Windows XP 2.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.14%
Windows 10 Home 13.89%
Windows 8.1 11.14%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.01%
  United Kingdom 33.03%
  Netherlands 5.79%
  Germany 2.89%
  Canada 2.10%
  Belgium 1.60%
  Ireland 1.20%
  DK 0.90%
  France 0.70%
  Italy 0.60%
  Australia 0.60%
  Norway 0.60%
  Israel 0.50%
  Mexico 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.63%
Dell 24.05%
Samsung 8.52%
Acer 8.33%
ASUS 8.14%
Toshiba 8.14%
Lenovo 5.11%
Intel 1.52%
Sahara 0.95%
Sony 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 12.25%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 4.30%
ASUS All Series 3.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
Dell Inspiron 660 1.66%


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