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Should I remove Microsoft Lync 2013?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,219
United States Rank #7,469
Reach 0.0489%


15.0.4569.1506 56.54%
15.0.4420.1017 43.46%

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Microsoft Lync 2013


Microsoft Lync 2013 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 15.0.4569.1506, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named Icon.6A8789C9.06EE.4C06.88AC.11C7E3FD7424.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 49% of users of Microsoft Lync 2013 come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lync 2013
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\OFFICE15\Office Setup Controller\setup.exe" /uninstall LYNC /dll OSETUP.DLL
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Lync 2013

Program executable:Icon.6A8789C9.06EE.4C06.88AC.11C7E3FD7424.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Icon.6A8789C9.06EE.4C06.88AC.11C7E3FD7424.exe
Additional files:
  • IEAWSDC.DLL - Microsoft Office Template and Media Control (Microsoft Office 2013 component)
  • MSOCFU.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame Utilities
  • MSODCW.DLL - Microsoft Office Disk Cleanup Wizard
  • mmvrairspace.dll - Microsoft Lync Server W15 (CTP2) (Microsoft Real Time Media Office AirSpace Video Renderer)
  • mmvrcustom.dll - Microsoft Real Time Media Custom Video Renderer
  • DBGHELP.DLL - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • MSOCF.DLL - Microsoft Office Client Frame
  • CLVIEW.EXE - Microsoft Office Help Viewer
  • msproof7.dll - Natural Language Components (Proofing Services)
  • Appshapi.dll - Microsoft Lync Server 2013 (Application Sharing API module)
  • appshcom.dll - App sharing COM Objects
  • appshvw.dll - App sharing ActiveX Client
  • AppSharingChromeHook.dll - Microsoft Office 2013 (Microsoft Lync)
  • AppSharingHookController.exe
  • appsharingmediaprovider.dll
  • AutoHelper.dll
  • CSIRESOURCES.DLL - Office Document Cache Intl Pluggable UI
  • EntityDataHandler.dll
  • EntityPicker.dll
  • IGX.DLL - Microsoft Igx
  • lync.exe
  • lyncDesktopViewModel.dll
  • lynchtmlconv.exe
  • lynchtmlconvpxy.dll - HTML Converter for Lync
  • lyncModelProxy.dll
  • MeetingJoinAxOC.dll
  • MSBARCODE.DLL - Microsoft Office Barcode Rendering Library
  • MSOSTYLE.DLL - Microsoft Office IME Shared property library
  • MSOSYNC.EXE - Microsoft Office Document Cache
  • msotelemetry.dll - Microsoft Office Telemetry Data
  • MSOUC.EXE - Microsoft Office Upload Center
  • OART.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt
  • OARTODF.DLL - Microsoft OfficeArt ODF
  • OCHelper.dll
  • FIRSTRUN.EXE - Microsoft Office

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 Click to Call 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}.

How do I remove Microsoft Lync 2013?

You can uninstall Microsoft Lync 2013 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 Microsoft Lync 2013, 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 Microsoft Lync 2013.

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If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Lync 2013 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.09%
Windows 10 17.81%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 51.87%
Windows 7 Professional 25.78%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 5.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.60%
Windows 10 Pro 1.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.07%
  India 4.15%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  Germany 3.13%
  Sweden 3.05%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  DK 2.45%
  Canada 2.28%
  Italy 2.12%
  France 1.95%
  Brazil 1.78%
  Taiwan 1.69%
  Singapore 1.52%
  Finland 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 51.64%
Hewlett-Packard 33.81%
Lenovo 8.27%
Acer 2.57%
ASUS 2.43%
Intel 0.71%
Apple 0.57%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 6.32%
Dell Latitude E5440 5.20%
Dell Latitude E6430 4.65%
HP EliteBook 8470p 4.65%
HP EliteBook Folio 9470m 3.16%
Dell Latitude E6330 2.97%

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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