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Should I remove Messenger Plus!?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,270
United States Rank #21,717
Reach 0.0484%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.46 days
573.94 days >
Average installed length: 301.56 days


VersionDistribution 5.97% 12.79% 13.31% 43.50% 14.88% 4.40% 5.03% 0.10%

Messenger Plus!

What is Messenger Plus!?

Messenger Plus! is a freeware add-on for Windows Live Messenger and Skype . The software provides additional functionality to Microsoft's Instant messaging client Windows Live Messenger by adding its own controls to the main interface. These controls affect Messenger's behaviour and appearance, often through additional dialog boxes. A set of text formatting codes similar to BBCode (people who don't use Messenger Plus! will still see standard unformatted text with the BBCode still in place). Contact list clean-up. Showing statistics about the user's contacts and allowing him to remove people who removed him or he never talks to. Tabbed chatting (all the conversations in the same window). This feature existed in Messenger Plus! before Windows Live Messenger 2011 added native support for tabbed chatting. Emotion sounds. Custom sounds which can be send to other Messenger Plus! users.

About  (from Yuna Software)

Messenger Plus! is the one essential add-on for Windows Live Messenger, period. Installed more than 500 million times since 2001, Messenger Plus! is guaranteed to improve your Messenger experience by leaps and bounds. MyPlus! Account gives you access to all the internet features designed for these softwares, a wider ac...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msgplus.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus!
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus!\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 28.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Messenger Plus!

Program executable:PlusService.exe
Name:Messenger Plus! 6
Path:C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus!\PlusService.exe
Additional files:
  • Log Viewer.exe - Messenger Plus! 6 (Log Viewer - Messenger Plus! 6)
  • MPScripts.dll - Messenger Plus! 6 Scripting Marker
  • MPSkins.dll - Messenger Plus! 6 Skinning Marker
  • MPTools.exe - Messenger Plus! 6 Tools
  • MsgPlusLive.dll - Messenger Plus! 6 Add-On
  • MsgPlusLive1.dll
  • MsgPlusRes.dll - Messenger Plus! Resources
  • MsgPlusRes1.dll
  • MsgPlus-WLMLoader.dll - WLM Loader for Messenger Plus!
  • PlusService.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Messenger Plus! 6 Uninstaller
  • Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe - Messenger Plus! (for Skype)
  • MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe - Messenger Plus! for Skype (Service - Messenger Plus! for Skype)
  • PlusSkypeService.exe
  • WinksViewer.exe - Winks Viewer - Messenger Plus! for Skype
  • Detour32.dll
  • Detoured.dll
  • lame_enc.dll
  • libsndfile.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe runs as a service named 'Messenger Plus! Service' (MsgPlusService).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • PlusService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PlusService' which loads as C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus!\PlusService.exe.
  • MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MessengerPlusForSkypeService' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus! for Skype\MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.09 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000835231%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005405%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002947%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:943
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:60 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe
Memory:27.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0539296810%
Kernel CPU:0.02514796%
User CPU:0.02878172%
CPU cycles/sec:1,294,913
I/O reads/min:2.94 KB
I/O writes/min:265 Bytes
Memory:1.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0016262138%
Kernel CPU:0.00036349%
User CPU:0.00126272%
CPU cycles/sec:62,462,350
I/O reads/min:624 Bytes

How do I remove Messenger Plus!?

You can uninstall Messenger Plus! 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 Plus!, 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 Plus!.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.71%
Windows XP 15.38%
Windows 10 7.74%
Windows Vista 6.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.25%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.38% of installs come from Brazil
Which countries install it?
  Brazil 20.38%
  United States 9.24%
  Saudi Arabia 8.09%
  Germany 6.30%
  France 5.25%
  Spain 5.15%
  Mexico 4.62%
  Italy 4.52%
  Thailand 3.05%
  Canada 2.73%
  Taiwan 2.21%
  Argentina 2.21%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  MA 2.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.92%
Hewlett-Packard 22.35%
Dell 19.51%
ASUS 9.85%
Toshiba 6.06%
Samsung 3.22%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Lenovo 2.46%
Intel 2.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.69%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.25%
Positivo Positivo Mobile 2.89%
Dell Inspiron N4030 2.17%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.17%

About Yuna Software

Yuna Software iowns Messenger Plus! (formerly Messenger Plus! Live), a free add-on to Windows Live Messenger and Skype.
Publisher URL: www.msgplus.net


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