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Should I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,274
United States Rank #3,303
Reach 0.1736%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.76 days
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Average installed length: 352.77 days

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU

What is Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU?

The Remote Debugger Installation is intended for computers without Visual Studio in order to debug applications executing on these computers. A full installation of Visual Studio 2008 with remote debugging support must be used to connect to these components.


It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 70 files and is usually about 12.03 MB (12,614,363 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=10647
Help link: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=96782
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light (x64) - ENU\install.exe
Estimated size: 12.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU

  • WDE.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® Extensions for Windows® Workflow Foundation (Workflow Debug Engine)
  • iisresolver.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2008
  • MakeZipExe.exe
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ExportTemplate.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ImportProjectFolderWizard.Dll
  • vsdiag_regwcf.exe
  • vsdiag_regwcf.resources.dll
  • msdbgui.dll - Microsoft(R) Visual Studio(R) 2008 (Microsoft Debugger Strings)
  • msvb7ui.dll - Visual Basic Resource DLL
  • atlprov.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (ATL Attribute Provider)
  • atlprovui.dll
  • AvVsPkDH.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio Application Verifier Debug Helper
  • bscmake.exe - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility
  • bscmakeui.dll - Microsoft® Browse Information Maintenance Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • c1.dll - Microsoft® Visual C Compiler Front End
  • c1xx.dll - Microsoft® Visual C++ Compiler Front End
  • c2.dll - Microsoft® 386 Compiler Back End
  • cl.exe - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver
  • clui.dll - Microsoft® C/C++ Compiler Driver Satellite Resource DLL
  • compluslm.dll - Complus Library Manager Package
  • cvtres.exe - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility
  • cvtresui.dll - Microsoft® Resource File To COFF Object Conversion Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dumpbin.exe - Microsoft® Linker Stub
  • editbin.exe
  • install.exe - External Installer
  • install.res.1028.dll - UI Wrapper Resource DLL
  • install.res.1031.dll - Ressourcen-DLL für UI-Wrapper
  • install.res.1033.dll
  • install.res.1036.dll
  • install.res.1040.dll - DLL di risorse del wrapper dell'interfaccia utente
  • install.res.1041.dll
  • install.res.1042.dll
  • install.res.2052.dll
  • install.res.3082.dll - Archivo DLL de recursos del contenedor de la interfaz de usuario
  • lib.exe
  • link.exe - Microsoft® Incremental Linker
  • linkui.dll - Microsoft® Incremental Linker UI Resources
  • mcee.dll - MC++ Expression Evaluator
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.Dialog.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI Dialog
  • Microsoft.Data.ConnectionUI.dll - Microsoft Data Connection UI
  • Microsoft.VisualC.STLCLR.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.ConfigurationUI.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Compatibility.dll - Visual Studio Data Compatibility
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.dll - Visual Studio Data Framework
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Host.dll - Visual Studio Data Host
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Interop.dll - Visual Studio Data Framework Interop Assembly
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Package.dll - Visual Studio Data Package
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Providers.Common.dll - Visual Studio Data Providers Common
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Data.Providers.SqlServer.dll - Visual Studio Data SQL Server Provider
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataTools.dll - Visual Database Tools
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.DataTools.Interop.dll
  • Microsoft.VisualStudio.Debugger.Runtime.Impl.dll - Managed Debugger In-process Helper DLL
  • ml.exe - Microsoft® Macro Assembler
  • mpishim.exe - MPISHIM
  • msvb7.dll - Microsoft Visual Basic
  • msvsmon.exe - Visual Studio Remote Debugging Monitor
  • nmake.exe - Microsoft® Program Maintenance Utility
  • nmakeui.dll - Microsoft® Program Maintenance Utility Errors/Warnings/Messages
  • rdbgwiz.exe - Visual Studio Remote Debugger Configuration Wizard

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • msvsmon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76BD6EE4-8B20-4DBE-A2C1-88021F218913}' (runs on registration).
  • msvsmon.exe runs as a service named 'Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger' (msvsmon90) "Allows members of the Administrators group to remotely debug server applications using Visual Studio 2008. Use the Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugging Configuration Wizard to enable this service.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • msvsmon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE\Remote Debugger\x86\msvsmon.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU?

You can uninstall Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - 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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light (x64) - 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 Studio 2008 Remote Debugger Light x64 - ENU.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.98%
Windows 10 25.31%
Windows Vista 2.39%
Windows Server 2003 0.26%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.79%
Windows 7 Professional 16.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.65%
Windows 10 Home 5.04%
Windows 8.1 4.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.42%
  United Kingdom 5.14%
  Brazil 4.44%
  Canada 3.40%
  Italy 2.60%
  Australia 2.41%
  India 2.41%
  France 1.81%
  Germany 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Saudi Arabia 1.21%
  Spain 1.06%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Mexico 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.36%
Dell 24.71%
Acer 14.02%
ASUS 12.11%
Toshiba 5.80%
Samsung 4.43%
Lenovo 4.34%
Intel 1.51%
Apple 0.41%
MSI 0.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.99%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.94%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.36%
ASUS All Series 2.24%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.80%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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