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Should I remove Microsoft Office Live Add-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #189
United States Rank #407
Reach 2.8718%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.85 days
762.62 days >
Average installed length: 400.70 days


3.0.46 0.00%
2.0.4024.1 100.00%

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Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.5

What is Microsoft Office Live Add-in?

The Office Live Add-in installs new menu options in Microsoft Office as well as a toolbar which allows you to open documents located in Office Live Workspace directly from Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel, and Office PowerPoint. You will also be able to save files directly from Microsoft Office Word, Office Excel, and Office PowerPoint to your Microsoft Office Live Workspace.


The most common release is 2.0.4024.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named officelivesignin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 836 KB (856,064 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\office live
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F40BBEC7-C2A4-4A00-9B24-7A055A2C5262}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 836 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.5

Program executable:officelivesignin.exe
Name:Microsoft Office Live Add-In
Microsoft Office Live Add-in Sign-in
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft\office live\officelivesignin.exe
Additional files:
  • olconnectorresources.dll - Doplnok aplikácie Office Live pre balík Microsoft Office (Zdroje pre prídavný modul k aplikácii Microsoft Office Live)
  • npolw.dll - Microsoft Office Live Plug-in for Firefox (Office Live Update v1.5)
  • olconnector.dll - Office Live Add-in for Microsoft Office (Microsoft Office Live Add-in)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npolw.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npOLW.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npolw.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.3' with a plugin key of '@microsoft.com/OfficeLive,version=1.3' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • officelivesignin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A69444D3-9693-4EC6-9543-D259C3ECAD33}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Microsoft Office Live Add-in?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Live Add-in 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 Office Live Add-in 1.5, 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 Office Live Add-in.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.5 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.75%
Windows Vista 20.12%
Windows 10 15.09%
Windows XP 7.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 10 Home 5.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.14% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 43.14%
  United States 29.79%
  United Kingdom 3.87%
  Austria 3.47%
  France 3.41%
  Canada 2.63%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Switzerland 1.30%
  Australia 1.19%
  Italy 1.02%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Spain 0.80%
  Sweden 0.52%
  Japan 0.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.66%
Hewlett-Packard 20.15%
Dell 18.36%
Medion 14.26%
Toshiba 6.13%
ASUS 5.54%
Samsung 3.75%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Lenovo 1.40%
Sahara 1.23%
Intel 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.35%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.91%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.65%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.58%

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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