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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU?

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9% remove it91% keep it
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United States Rank #1,960
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 249.63 days

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU?

To debug a 64-bit application running on a remote computer, you need to install the 64-bit remote debugger on the remote computer. The 64-bit remote debugger is available on the last disc of your Visual Studio 2005 installation set. If you debug a 64-bit application on the local machine, Visual Studio 2005 uses remote debugging to connect between WOW64 and the 64-bit application on the same machine.


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 primary executable is named msvsmon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 83 files and is usually about 10.76 MB (11,279,258 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=45396
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light (x64) - ENU\install.exe
Estimated size: 10.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU

Program executable:msvsmon.exe
Name:Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x64\msvsmon.exe
Additional files:
  • signtool.exe - Signing and verifying tool for embedded signatures
  • rcdll.dll - Microsoft Windows Resource Compiler DLL
  • MakeZipExe.exe - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Adapter.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Adapter.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInManager.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.AddInManager.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.ComRPCChannel.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.ComRPCChannel.resources.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.DesignTime.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.DesignTime.resources.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2005
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Project.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Tools.Applications.Project.resources.dll
  • vshost.exe
  • vshost32.exe
  • ZipExeStub.exe
  • AvVsPkDH.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® Visual Studio Application Verifier Debug Helper)
  • c1.dll - Microsoft® Visual C Compiler Front End
  • c1xx.dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Compiler Front End
  • c2.dll - Microsoft® x64 Compiler Back End
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver
  • clui.dll - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver Satellite Resource DLL
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • install.res.1033.dll - UI Wrapper Resource DLL
  • install.res.1036.dll
  • install.res.1040.dll - DLL di risorse del wrapper dell'interfaccia utente
  • install.res.3082.dll - Archivo DLL de recursos del contenedor de la interfaz de usuario
  • lib.exe - Microsoft® Linker Stub
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • linkui.dll - Microsoft® Incremental Linker Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • mcee.dll - MC++ Expression Evaluator
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProject.dll - Visual C++ Primary Interop Assembly
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.dll
  • mpishim.exe - MPISHIM
  • msdbgui.dll - Microsoft Debugger Strings
  • msobj80.dll - Microsoft® Object File Parser
  • mspdb80.dll - Microsoft® Program Database
  • mspdbcore.dll
  • mspdbsrv.exe
  • msvb7.dll - Microsoft Visual Basic
  • msvb7ui.dll - Visual Basic Resource DLL
  • rdbgwiz.exe - Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger Configuration Wizard
  • symsrv.dll - Symbol Server
  • vcbuild.exe - Visual C++ Project Builder Resource DLL
  • vcbuildui.dll
  • VCProjectAMD64Platform.dll - Visual C++ Project System Win64 (AMD64) Platform Provider
  • VCProjectEngine.dll - Visual C++ Build System Project Engine
  • VCProjectIA64Platform.dll - Visual C++ Project System Win64 (Itanium) Platform Provider
  • VCProjectUI.dll - Visual C++ Build System Package Resources
  • vsta.exe - Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications
  • VSTAClientPkg.dll - VSTAClient Package
  • VSTAClientPkgUI.dll - VSTA Package Resources
  • VSTAProject.dll - VSTA Project Package
  • VSTAProjectUI.dll - VSTA Project Package Resources
  • xdcmake.exe - Microsoft® XML Document Contents Merge Tool
  • midl.exe - Microsoft IDL Compiler Driver
  • rc.exe - Microsoft Resource Compiler
  • AxImp.exe - Microsoft® .NET Framework (.NET Framework Windows forms ActiveX conversion utility)
  • gacutil.exe - Microsoft (R) .NET Framework Global Assembly Cache Utility

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • msvsmon.exe runs as a service named 'Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugger' (msvsmon80) "Allows members of the Administrators group to remotely debug server applications using Visual Studio 2005. Use the Visual Studio 2005 Remote Debugging Configuration Wizard to enable this service.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • vshost.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Developement\HomeControl\HomeControl_Client\bin\Debug\HomeControl_Client.vshost.exe'.

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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8.1 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 55.29%
Windows 10 44.15%
Windows Vista 0.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.86%
Windows 7 Professional 15.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.78%
Windows 10 Home 10.45%
Windows 8.1 8.87%
Windows 10 Pro 6.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.28%
  France 5.91%
  Italy 5.25%
  Brazil 3.27%
  United Kingdom 3.15%
  Netherlands 3.15%
  Canada 2.91%
  Germany 2.88%
  Mexico 2.23%
  India 2.06%
  Turkey 1.85%
  Taiwan 1.82%
  Spain 1.61%
  Australia 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.73%
Dell 21.27%
ASUS 19.28%
Acer 11.44%
Lenovo 8.65%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 3.95%
MSI 1.82%
Intel 0.83%
Alienware 0.66%
Apple 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.65%
ASUS All Series 6.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.39%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.94%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.76%

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