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Messenger for Desktop

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Messenger for Desktop is a software program developed by Alexandru Rosianu. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named Update.exe. The setup package is about 205.67 MB (215,665,122 bytes) when donwloaded. The installed file Update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Messenger for Desktop come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\messengerfordesktop
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\messengerfordesktop\Update.exe" --uninstall
Estimated size: 205.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Messenger for Desktop

Program executable:Update.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Update.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Messenger for Desktop_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2645071568-2218044811-3262631684-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Update.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Messenger for Desktop' and executes as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\messengerfordesktop\Update.exe" --processStart "Messenger for Desktop.exe" --process-start-args "--os-startup".

How do I remove Messenger for Desktop?

Quickly and completely remove Messenger for Desktop from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Messenger for Desktop 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Messenger for Desktop, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 for Desktop.

Win 10 72%
Win 7 6%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 72.00%
Windows 7 28.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.97%
  Italy 6.76%
  Australia 4.05%
  Czech Republic 4.05%
  France 4.05%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  BG 1.35%
  Germany 1.35%
  DK 1.35%
  Sweden 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.32%
Acer 18.42%
Lenovo 15.79%
Dell 13.16%
Hewlett-Packard 7.89%
Intel 5.26%
MSI 2.63%
Medion 2.63%
Alienware 2.63%
Common models
MSI MS-7918 2.50%
MSI MS-7592 2.50%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT68... 2.50%
MEDION MS-7785 2.50%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad U41... 2.50%
LENOVO 80UE 2.50%


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