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Should I remove Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,330
United States Rank #16,708
Reach 0.0159%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.46 days
456.14 days >
Average installed length: 239.66 days

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Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU?

Microsoft Visual SourceSafe is a file-level version control system that permits many types of organizations to work on several project versions at the same time. This capability is particularly beneficial in a software development environment, where it is used in maintaining parallel code versions. However, the product can also be used to maintain files for any other type of team.

About  (from Microsoft)

Visual SourceSafe supports cross-platform development by allowing collaborative editing and sharing of data. It is designed to handle the tracking and portability issues involved in maintaining one source control base, for example, a software code base, across multiple operating systems. For developers, Visual SourceSa...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 18.85 MB (19,770,036 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45396
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU\setup.exe"
Estimated size: 18.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU

  • analyze.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Analyze)
  • ddconv.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Conversion
  • ddupd.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Update Database
  • mkss.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Make Database
  • RemoteVssScc.DLL - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe (Internet) Source Control Integration
  • ss.exe - Visual SourceSafe Command Line
  • ssadmin.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Admin
  • ssapi.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe
  • ssarc.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Archive
  • ssexp.exe - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe Explorer
  • ssgui.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe UI
  • ssrestor.exe - Microsoft® Visual SourceSafe Restore
  • ssscc.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe Source Control Integration
  • SSService.exe - Visual SourceSafe Helper Service
  • ssxx.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe Resources
  • tdnamespaceextension.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual SourceSafe Namespace Extension

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SSService.exe runs as a service named 'Visual SourceSafe LAN Service' (SSService) "Provides faster access to a SourceSafe database".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SSService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual SourceSafe\SSService.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU 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 Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU, 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 Visual SourceSafe 2005 - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.12%
Windows 10 19.49%
Windows XP 5.11%
Windows Vista 0.96%
Windows Server 2003 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 34.73%
Windows 7 Enterprise 17.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.67%
  India 6.96%
  Italy 5.57%
  Brazil 3.06%
  Israel 2.51%
  Taiwan 1.95%
  Finland 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  United Kingdom 1.95%
  Pakistan 1.67%
  Canada 1.67%
  Mexico 1.39%
  Iran 1.39%
  Croatia 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 48.33%
Hewlett-Packard 22.97%
Intel 6.70%
Lenovo 6.70%
ASUS 4.31%
Acer 3.83%
Samsung 2.39%
Toshiba 1.44%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 790 4.38%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 3.65%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.92%
Dell Latitude E6510 2.92%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite CMT ... 2.92%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.92%

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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