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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #98
United States Rank #148
Reach 4.3496%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.61 days
608.12 days >
Average installed length: 319.52 days


14.0.6123.5001 23.92%
14.0.6106.5001 1.86%
14.0.5139.5001 0.58%
14.0.5118.5000 65.50%
14.0.5113.5000 0.00%
12.0.6423.1000 5.99%
12.0.6414.1000 1.82%
12.0.6407.1000 0.01%
12.0.6237.1003 0.02%
12.0.4518.1068 0.23%
12.0.4518.1063 0.05%

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Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

What is Microsoft Office Outlook Connector?

Microsoft Office Outlook Connector is a free add-in for Microsoft Outlook that allows users to access Windows Live Hotmail or Office Live Mail accounts through Microsoft Outlook. With this add-in, one can access e-mail messages and contacts in any Hotmail account for free. Outlook Connector works with only Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010 in Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7.

About  (from Microsoft)

With the Outlook Hotmail Connector, you can view your Hotmail email messages in Outlook alongside your other email accounts. By connecting and organizing your email messages in Outlook 2007, you can take advantage of rich capabilities in Outlook 2007 such as Instant Search and the ability to access your information eve...  Read more


The most common release is 14.0.5118.5000, 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 an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 OLCIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 2.97 MB (3,109,376 bytes). The installed file gfwlupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/microsoft-office-outlook-hotmail-connector-overview-HA010222518.aspx
Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Windows\Installer\{95140000-007A-041F-0000-0000000FF1CE}
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{95140000-007A-0409-0000-0000000FF1CE}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.97 MB
Language: Czech (Czech Republic)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Office Outlook Connector

Program executable:OLCIcon.exe
Name:Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office 2010 component
Additional files:
  • OLCIcon.exe - Microsoft Office 2010 (Microsoft Office 2010 component)
  • airsyncengine.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Desktop AirSync Engine)
  • animationlibrary.dll - Animation Library
  • asdsktpeng.dll - Airsync Desktop Engine
  • asstatusl.dll - Airsync Status Listener
  • assvreng.dll - Airsync Server Engine
  • bakrestr.dll - Ozone Backup/Restore for Windows Mobile Device Center
  • ceappmgr.exe - Application Manager
  • cefstore.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center (File Replication Store)
  • certauth.dll - Desktop Certificate Authentication
  • dotnetfx3setup.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 (SFX Setup)
  • formdll.dll - Windows InkForm/VoiceForm Common Engine
  • gfwlclient.exe - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE (Games for Windows - LIVE Client)
  • gfwlclient.resources.dll
  • gfwlive.exe - Pantalla de presentación de Games for Windows® - LIVE
  • gfwlupdate.dll - Biblioteca de actualizaciones interna de GFWLive
  • httpsys.dll - ActiveSync HttpSys Listener
  • inetrepl.dll - ActiveSync Favorite Synchronization
  • inkeng.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine
  • inkform.exe - Ink Form MAPI Notes Server
  • inkprops.dll - InkProps Module
  • inkres.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine Resources
  • inkstore.dll - Notes Synchronization Store
  • inkx.dll - UI Around RichInk Engine
  • inplace.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center Inplace Object
  • installform.exe - Ink and voice form installer
  • irmactivate.dll - IRM Activation Library
  • legacysyncengine.dll - Desktop ActiveSync Engine
  • mailsync.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center Inbox Provider
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.dll - Microsoft Windows API Code Pack for .NET Framework (Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack)
  • microsoft.windowsapicodepack.shell.dll - Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.common.dll - Utility Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.resources.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows Mobile (R)-Gerätecenter
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.dll - Windows Mobile Device Manager Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.rapi.dll - Managed RAPI Library
  • olregdll.dll - Notes Outlook Registration Dll
  • outstore.dll - Mobile Device Replication Outlook Store
  • richink.dll - Windows CE Services Document Converter
  • riresdll.dll - Windows CE Services Converter Resources
  • syncstat.dll - Desktop Sync Status
  • system.core.dll - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework)
  • updatewmc.exe - Windows Mobile Connect auto update
  • vcomctl.dll - APIs for Voice Recording
  • voicebar.dll - Screen controls for voice recording.
  • voicefrm.exe - Voice Form MAPI Notes Server
  • windows7-usb-dvd-download-tool.exe - Microsoft Store (Microsoft Store ISO Backup Tool)
  • windows7-usb-dvd-download-tool.resources.dll
  • wmdc.exe
  • wmdhost.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center Sync Host
  • wmdsyncman.dll - Windows Mobile Sync Manager handler
  • wmdsyncproxy.dll - assyncmn Proxy Provider
  • xliveservices.dll - XLiveServices Library
  • xliveservices.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • inetrepl.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class ##TOOLBAR_DISABLED_##{2eaf5bb2-070f-11d3-9307-00c04fae2d4f}.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • windows7-usb-dvd-download-tool.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{27121467-6FC1-407B-B3EC-4B8A76C461AC}' (runs on registration).
  • wmdc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{785237E5-E0F8-4B0C-B53D-E99C0A024E99}' (runs on registration).
  • gfwlive.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FD4C4B1F-E9DD-483E-AED0-0218ADBE8BB6}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe /show.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Windows Mobile-based device management' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002718288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015141%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012041%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:467
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Office Outlook Connector?

You can uninstall Microsoft Office Outlook Connector 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 Outlook Connector, 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 Outlook Connector.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Office Outlook Connector you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.42%
Windows 10 17.20%
Windows Vista 9.97%
Windows XP 4.40%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.21%
Windows 7 Professional 13.15%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.43%
Windows 10 Home 5.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.47%
  Germany 5.77%
  United Kingdom 4.95%
  Brazil 3.96%
  Italy 3.71%
  France 3.65%
  Canada 3.47%
  Netherlands 2.71%
  Australia 2.42%
  Spain 1.95%
  Belgium 1.62%
  Mexico 1.35%
  India 1.14%
  Israel 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.20%
Dell 24.35%
Acer 17.73%
Toshiba 8.37%
ASUS 7.85%
Samsung 4.06%
Lenovo 2.39%
Intel 1.69%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.98%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.16%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.17%
ASUSTeK K50IJ 2.15%

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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