84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Microsoft Lync?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Reach <0.001%


4.0.7577.4356 100.00%

Other programs by Microsoft

Microsoft Lync

Remove Microsoft Lync
Powered by Reason Antivirus

What is Microsoft Lync?

Microsoft Lync are enterprise software instant messaging clients used with Microsoft Lync Server,


Microsoft Lync is a software program developed by Microsoft. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 167.46 MB (175,599,613 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{81BE0B17-563B-45D4-B198-5721E6C665CD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 167.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Lync

  • scdec.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API (MFT/DMO Screen Decoder MSA1)
  • UccApi.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API DLL
  • Appshapi.dll - Microsoft Lync Server 2010 (Application Sharing API module)
  • appshcom.dll - App sharing COM Objects
  • appshvw.dll - App sharing ActiveX Client
  • intldate.dll - Microsoft Lync Server 2010intldate.dll
  • msptls.dll - Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer for Lync
  • ocpptview.dll
  • ogl.dll - Office Graphics Library
  • ppvwintl.dll
  • RTMPLTFM.dll - Microsoft Real Time Media Stack
  • saext.dll - Microsoft Lync Server 2010saext.dll
  • AppSharingChromeHook.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 (Microsoft Lync 2010 AppSharing Chrome Hook)
  • AppSharingHookController.exe - Microsoft Lync 2010 AppSharing Hook Controller
  • AutoHelper.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 AutoHelper
  • collabaddin.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Collaboration Addin for Microsoft Office
  • communicator.exe
  • crecplayer.exe - Microsoft Lync 2010 Recording Player
  • CURes.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Cumulative Update Resource File
  • MeetingJoinAxOC.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Meeting Join Control
  • OCHelper.dll
  • ocimport.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010Microsoft Lync Import Library
  • ocoffice.dll
  • ocpubmgr.exe - Microsoft Lync 2010 Recording Manager
  • ocrec.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Recording library
  • psom.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 PSOM Protocols layer
  • Uc.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Application Layer COM Server
  • ucaddin.dll - Microsoft Lync 2010 Add-in for Outlook
  • UcMapi.exe - Microsoft Lync 2010 MAPI COM Server
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • OCHelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Lync Browser Helper' with the class of {31D09BA0-12F5-4CCE-BE8A-2923E76605DA} (Lync add-on BHO).
Internet Explorer Extension
  • OCHelper.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension as 'Lync Browser Helper' with a class of {31D09BA0-12F5-4CCE-BE8A-2923E76605DA}.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • communicator.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Communicator' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\communicator.exe" /fromrunkey.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UcMapi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\MS Lync\UcMapi.exe'.
  • communicator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\MS Lync\communicator.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.48 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001545010%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009159%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006291%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.77 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:8.47 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Lync?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Lync from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Lync 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 Microsoft Lync, 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 Microsoft Lync.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Lync you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

About Microsoft

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.