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Should I remove Medtronic CareLink Pro?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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4.0.1000 3.85%
4.0.0000 3.85%
3.4.0000 15.38%
3.3.0000 26.92%
3.2.0000 11.54%
3.0.0000 11.54%
2.5.0000 7.69%
2.4.0000 3.85%
2.3.1000 11.54%
1.00.0000 3.85%

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Medtronic CareLink Pro


Medtronic CareLink Pro is a program developed by Medtronic. The most used version is 3.3.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.AppStart.exe. The software installer includes 41 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Medtronic CareLink Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.minimed.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Medtronic\CareLink\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AF366EA3-794B-4A74-A1A4-8BFDF042A05C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly

Program filesFiles installed by Medtronic CareLink Pro

Program executable:MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.AppStart.exe
Carelink Desktop Pro
Path:C:\Program Files\Medtronic\CareLink\MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.AppStart.exe
Additional files:
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.AppStart.exe - Carelink Desktop Pro
  • Medtronic.CareLink.Desktop.Library.Security.dll
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.Client.exe
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.Client.resources.dll
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.InstallUtility.dll
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.Library.dll
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.UIControls.dll
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.UIControls.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MiniMed.CareLink.Desktop.AppStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC2431C6-58ED-4051-BB8F-59FBD276DCD7}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Medtronic CareLink Pro?

You can uninstall Medtronic CareLink Pro 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 Medtronic CareLink Pro, 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 Medtronic CareLink Pro.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 4%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.23%
Windows 10 23.08%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Professional 20.83%
Windows 8.1 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%
Windows 8 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  France 12.90%
  Germany 6.45%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Israel 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%
  Greece 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Sweden 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Samsung 16.00%
Acer 12.00%
Medion 8.00%
ASUS 8.00%
American Megatrends 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Common models
Samsung R580 4.76%
HP 620 4.76%
Dell Studio XPS 8000 4.76%
Acer Aspire 7720G 4.76%
Acer Aspire 7540 4.76%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 4.76%


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