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Should I remove Livestation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,342
United States Rank #6,814
Reach 0.0297%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.10 days
1064.83 days >
Average installed length: 559.49 days


3.3.0 8.36%
3.2.0 81.91%
3.1.0 4.10%
3.0.0 0.51%
2.7.0 2.90%
2.5.0 1.19%
2.3.0 0.34%
2.1.1 0.51%


What is Livestation?

ivestation is a platform for distributing live television and radio broadcasts over a data network. It has been developed by Skinkers Ltd and is now a new company called Livestation Ltd. The service was originally based on peer-to-peer technology acquired from Microsoft Research. Livestation broadcast streams encoded in VC-1 format (Livestation is not currently using peer-to-peer). Playback controls are overlaid on top of the video stream.


The most common release is 3.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named livestation.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 5.37 MB (5,626,880 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\livestation
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A436BE6E-A20F-41B8-ABD7-851AAD42FF8D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.37 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Livestation

Program executable:livestation.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • 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/)
  • oalinst.exe (by Creative Labs) - OpenAL Installer
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qtgui4.dll
  • qtnetwork4.dll
  • qtopengl4.dll
  • qtsvg4.dll
  • qtwebkit4.dll
  • qtxml4.dll
  • avcodec-51.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-49.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • livestation.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3A6BAB86-04F8-4E48-A05D-16FBAA9C74AC}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • livestation.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Livestation' and executes as C:\Program Files\Livestation\Livestation.exe -startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • livestation.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Livestation\Livestation.exe'.
Network connections
  • livestation.exe connects to ns60954.ovh.net ( port 22473).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:58.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0078988904%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00078336%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00711553%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Livestation?

You can uninstall Livestation 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 Livestation, 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 Livestation.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.76%
Windows Vista 17.44%
Windows XP 12.14%
Windows 10 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 9.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.48%
  Canada 5.20%
  France 1.73%
  United Kingdom 1.50%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Germany 1.15%
  MA 0.69%
  Czech Republic 0.69%
  Australia 0.58%
  Saudi Arabia 0.58%
  DZ 0.46%
  Greece 0.46%
  Japan 0.46%
  Netherlands 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.18%
Dell 29.86%
Acer 10.99%
Toshiba 7.32%
American Megatrends 2.54%
ASUS 1.97%
Intel 1.69%
Sahara 1.41%
Samsung 1.41%
Gateway 1.13%
Lenovo 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.76%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.14%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.62%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.62%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.09%


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