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Should I remove Messenger Plus! for Skype?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,137
United States Rank #10,363
Reach 0.0978%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.91 days
587.21 days >
Average installed length: 308.53 days


VersionDistribution 3.68% 3.43% 1.61% 6.38% 2.65% 0.10% 18.32% 15.10% 11.57% 8.04% 9.29% 5.81% 2.75% 0.99% 0.73% 0.83% (BETA) 0.26% (BETA) 0.21% 8.25%

Messenger Plus! for Skype

What is Messenger Plus! for Skype?

Messenger Plus! for Skype is an application for Skype that adds video and audio recording capabilities for Skype. This freeware adds video and audio recording capabilities to Skype conversations and lets users send flash animations to other users. Messenger Plus! for Skype is an application for Skype that adds video and audio recording capabilities for Skype. Flash video animation (winks) that can be sent in conversations and previewed. Free video and audio call recording of unlimited duration.

Note, some versions may offer users additional software, many potentially unwanted, during the installation process. This may include 'PC optimizers' or web browser toolbars.

About  (from Yuna Software)

Messenger Plus! (for Skype) is a free add-on that enhances the Skype software with cool features and extras. Now you can record your calls in Skype, send winks (flash animations) and sounds to your friends, share videos, apply real-time video and voice effects, set a different style and color for your toolbar and much ...  Read more
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
  • Known to include offers within the setup
Messenger Plus! for Skype has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.msgplus.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus! for Skype
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus! for Skype\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 59.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Messenger Plus! for Skype

Program executable:MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe
Name:Messenger Plus! for Skype
Service - Messenger Plus! for Skype
Signed by:Yuna Software Limited
Path:C:\Program Files\Yuna Software\Messenger Plus! for Skype\MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe
Additional files:
  • Log Viewer.exe - Messenger Plus! (for Skype) (Log Viewer - Messenger Plus! (for Skype))
  • Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe
  • MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe - Messenger Plus! for Skype (Service - Messenger Plus! for Skype)
  • PlusSkypeService.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstaller - Messenger Plus! for Skype
  • WinksViewer.exe - Winks Viewer - Messenger Plus! for Skype
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • ffmpeg.exe
  • lame_enc.dll
  • libgomp-1.dll
  • libsndfile.dll
  • msvcp100.dll
  • pthreadgc2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • sox.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC3C6E0D-12C6-46B3-81D8-A4A86BFF5E19}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Start Messenger Plus! when the Computer Starts.
  • MsgPlusForSkypeService.exe runs as a service named 'Messenger Plus! Service' (MsgPlusService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • 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:880 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001091617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005648%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005268%
0.015104% average
Messenger Plus! for Skype.exe
Memory:36.43 MB
Total CPU:0.0004272123%
Kernel CPU:0.00003584%
User CPU:0.00039137%
CPU cycles/sec:23,139,534
I/O reads/min:10.53 KB
I/O writes/min:384 Bytes

How do I remove Messenger Plus! for Skype?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.16%
Windows 10 11.40%
Windows XP 10.32%
Windows Vista 6.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.18%
Windows 7 Professional 9.24%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.18%
  Brazil 13.61%
  Germany 6.73%
  France 5.52%
  Saudi Arabia 5.27%
  Italy 4.72%
  Spain 3.97%
  Mexico 3.26%
  Canada 3.21%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  Taiwan 2.11%
  Netherlands 2.01%
  Belgium 1.91%
  Thailand 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.28%
Acer 19.43%
Dell 19.35%
ASUS 9.03%
Toshiba 8.60%
Samsung 3.70%
Lenovo 2.84%
Intel 1.38%
American Megatrends 1.29%
Sahara 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.16%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.12%
Dell Inspiron N5040 2.53%

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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