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Messenger Companion

What is Messenger Companion?  (from Microsoft)

Messenger Companion comes with Windows Live Essentials and is an add-on for Internet Explorer. As you browse the web, Messenger Companion tells you when a friend has shared a link to a page on the site you're visiting. You can see the page and add your own comment about it to join in the conversation.


Messenger Companion is a program developed by Microsoft. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-live/Messenger-companion-what
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{50816F92-1652-4A7C-B9BC-48F682742C4B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

How do I remove Messenger Companion?

You can uninstall Messenger Companion 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 Messenger Companion, 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 Messenger Companion.

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows Vista 11.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 12.50%
Sony 12.50%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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