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Should I remove Messenger Plus! Live?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,760
United States Rank #25,272
Reach 0.0528%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.96 days
500.46 days >
Average installed length: 262.95 days


VersionDistribution 34.58% 23.82%
4.85 (build 386) 1.73% 16.23% 7.97% 2.21% 3.55% 8.55% 0.58% 0.77%

Messenger Plus! Live

What is Messenger Plus! Live?

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.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is MPTools.exe. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 12.65 MB (13,262,244 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msgpluslive.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 12.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Messenger Plus! Live

Program executable:MPTools.exe
Name:Messenger Plus! Live
Messenger Plus! Live Tools
Path:C:\Program Files\Messenger Plus! Live\MPTools.exe
Additional files:
  • Log Viewer.exe - Messenger Plus! Live (Log Viewer - Messenger Plus! Live)
  • MPScripts.dll - Messenger Plus! Live Scripting Marker
  • MPSkins.dll - Messenger Plus! Live Skinning Marker
  • MPTools.exe - Messenger Plus! Live Tools
  • MsgPlusLive.dll - Messenger Plus! Live Add-On
  • MsgPlusLive1.dll
  • MsgPlusLiveRes.dll - Messenger Plus! Live Resources
  • MsgPlusLiveRes1.dll
  • MsgPlusLoader.dll - Loader for Messenger Plus! Live
  • Uninstall.exe - Messenger Plus! Live Uninstaller
  • PlusService.exe - Messenger Plus!

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (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\Messenger Plus! Live\PlusService.exe.

How do I remove Messenger Plus! Live?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 39%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? 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 55.28%
Windows XP 21.88%
Windows Vista 19.77%
Windows 10 2.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.13%
Windows 7 Professional 3.98%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

10.30% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 10.30%
  Italy 9.04%
  Brazil 7.58%
  Saudi Arabia 6.51%
  United States 6.32%
  Spain 4.66%
  Argentina 4.37%
  MA 3.98%
  United Kingdom 3.98%
  Germany 3.89%
  Canada 3.60%
  Thailand 3.50%
  Turkey 3.01%
  Mexico 3.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.87%
Acer 23.61%
Dell 17.88%
Toshiba 6.77%
American Megatrends 3.82%
ASUS 3.47%
Samsung 3.13%
Intel 2.26%
Lenovo 1.74%
Packard Bell 1.39%
Sony 1.39%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.94%
Compaq-Presario NP185AA-A... 3.23%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.87%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.87%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.51%
Acer Aspire 5920G 2.15%

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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