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Should I remove Microsoft Office Live Add-in?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,636
United States Rank #3,700
Reach 0.4139%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.42 days
307.54 days >
Average installed length: 161.59 days


2.0.2313.0 99.95%
2.0.2303.0 0.05%

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Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.3

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 used version is 2.0.2313.0, 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 main program executable is officelivesignin.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 537 KB (549,888 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.officelive.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\office live
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{57F0ED40-8F11-41AA-B926-4A66D0D1A9CC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 537 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Live Add-in 1.3

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 - Componente aggiuntivo Office Live per Microsoft Office (Risorse del componente aggiuntivo Microsoft Office Live)
  • npolw.dll - Microsoft Office Live Plug-in for Firefox (Office Live Update v1.3)
  • 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).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005064724%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00050391%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000256%
0.015104% average

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 1.3, 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 1.3 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.21%
Windows XP 28.43%
Windows Vista 17.57%
Windows 10 3.76%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 28.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.75%
Windows 7 Starter 3.63%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.86%
  Italy 9.70%
  Brazil 7.84%
  Spain 6.33%
  France 5.01%
  Germany 4.87%
  Netherlands 4.22%
  United Kingdom 3.76%
  Belgium 3.03%
  Mexico 2.44%
  Sweden 2.21%
  Turkey 2.18%
  Argentina 2.13%
  Taiwan 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 18.56%
Hewlett-Packard 17.90%
ASUS 13.32%
Acer 13.30%
Dell 10.62%
American Megatrends 4.83%
Intel 4.08%
Toshiba 3.73%
Sony 3.12%
Sahara 2.46%
Medion 2.02%
Common models
Samsung R530/R730 6.60%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 5.83%
Samsung N150/N210/N220 ... 3.74%
Samsung R519/R719 3.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
Samsung R580/R590 2.27%

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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