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Should I remove Microsoft Lync 2010?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,388
United States Rank #2,082
Reach 0.3055%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.77 days
406.08 days >
Average installed length: 213.37 days


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Typically installed together

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Microsoft Lync 2010

What is Microsoft Lync 2010?

Microsoft Lync 2010 is an instant messaging clients used with Microsoft Lync Server or Lync Online available with Microsoft Office 365. It replaces the Windows Messenger which was used with Microsoft Exchange Server. Basic features include instant messaging, Voice Over IP, and video conferencing inside the client software. Lync uses a number of extensions to the SIP/SIMPLE instant messaging protocol for some features.


The most common release is 4.0.7577.4446, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 primary executable is named ocpubmgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 72.72 MB (76,250,128 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
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: 72.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Lync 2010

Program executable:ocpubmgr.exe
Name:Microsoft Lync 2010
Microsoft Lync 2010 Recording Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\ocpubmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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}.
Scheduled Task
  • communicator.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6616E7B-B130-486E-8ADB-43D444BE1740}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • communicator.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'COMMUNICATOR' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\Communicator.exe" /silentRetrials /background.
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
  • communicator.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\communicator.exe'.
  • UcMapi.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Lync\UcMapi.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:61.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001307848%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003135%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009943%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:28.2 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.23 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:26.48 MB
Total CPU:0.0001545010%
Kernel CPU:0.00009159%
User CPU:0.00006291%
I/O reads/min:2.77 KB
I/O writes/min:8.47 KB

How do I remove Microsoft Lync 2010?

Quickly and completely remove Microsoft Lync 2010 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Microsoft Lync 2010 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 2010, 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 2010.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Lync 2010 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.84%
Windows 8 11.40%
Windows XP 4.87%
Windows Vista 1.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 34.23%
Windows 7 Professional 30.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.91%
Windows 8.1 2.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.64%
  United Kingdom 3.68%
  India 3.42%
  France 3.23%
  Germany 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Canada 2.18%
  Brazil 1.62%
  Italy 1.53%
  Norway 1.53%
  Australia 1.38%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Mexico 1.33%
  Taiwan 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.66%
Hewlett-Packard 32.66%
Lenovo 6.04%
Acer 3.45%
ASUS 3.42%
Intel 1.51%
Toshiba 1.24%
Samsung 0.87%
Apple 0.57%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 4.76%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.26%
HP EliteBook 8460p 4.21%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.71%
HP EliteBook 8470p 2.55%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.38%

About Microsoft

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


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