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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,271
United States Rank #2,299
Reach 0.1738%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.52 days
339.97 days >
Average installed length: 178.63 days


3.0.5305.0 99.97%
3.0.5231.0 0.03%

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Microsoft WSE 3.0

What is Microsoft WSE?  (from Microsoft)

WSE 3.0 simplifies the development and deployment of secure Web services. It enables developers and administrators to apply security policies to Web services running on the .NET Framework 2.0. Using WSE 3.0, Web services communication can be signed and encrypted using Kerberos tickets, X.509 certificates and other cust...  Read more


Microsoft WSE 3.0 is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 3.0.5305.0, 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. 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. 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 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 98 files and is usually about 2.48 MB (2,597,888 bytes). The installed file microsoft.officelabs.update.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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 68% of users of Microsoft WSE come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=10708&clcid=0x409
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft wse\v3.0\tools\doc
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{EDEA8AB7-7683-4ED2-AA19-E6C078064C0D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft WSE 3.0

  • airsyncengine.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile®-Gerätecenter (Desktop AirSync Engine)
  • animationlibrary.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Animation Library)
  • asdsktpeng.dll - Airsync Desktop Engine
  • asstatusl.dll - Airsync Status Listener
  • assvreng.dll - Airsync Server Engine
  • bakrestr.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows Mobile (R)-Gerätecenter (Ozone Backup/Restore für Windows Mobile-Gerätecenter)
  • ceappmgr.exe - Application Manager
  • cefstore.dll - Windows Mobile-Gerätecenter (Dateireplikationsspeicher)
  • certauth.dll - Desktop Certificate Authentication
  • connectiondlg.dll - Microsoft SQL Server
  • exsmime.dll - Microsoft® Exchange (Microsoft S/MIME Interface)
  • formdll.dll - Windows InkForm/VoiceForm Common Engine
  • httpsys.dll - ActiveSync HttpSys-Listener
  • inetrepl.dll - ActiveSync Favoritensynchronisierung
  • inkeng.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine
  • inkform.exe - Ink Form MAPI Notes Server
  • inkprops.dll - InkProps-Modul
  • inkres.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine-Ressourcen
  • inkstore.dll - Notizensynchronisierungsspeicher
  • inkx.dll - UI Around RichInk Engine
  • inplace.dll - Inplace-Objekt für das Windows Mobile-Gerätecenter
  • installform.exe - Ink and voice form installer
  • irmactivate.dll - IRM Activation Library
  • languagepackage.dll - MDXLgSvc.dll - Language Service for MDX
  • legacysyncengine.dll - Desktop ActiveSync Engine
  • mailsync.dll - Windows Mobile-Gerätecenter: Posteinganganbieter
  • microsoft.analysisservices.graphing.dll
  • microsoft.netenterpriseservers.exceptionmessagebox.dll - ExceptionMessageBox
  • microsoft.officelabs.common.dll - Microsoft.OfficeLabs.Common
  • microsoft.officelabs.update.dll - Microsoft Office Labs Auto Update (Microsoft Office Labs Automatic Updater)
  • microsoft.servicemodel.domainservices.tools.dll - WCF RIA Services (Microsoft.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Tools)
  • microsoft.servicemodel.domainservices.tools.resources.dll
  • microsoft.sqlserver.management.conditioneditorui.dll
  • microsoft.sqlserver.management.controls.dll
  • microsoft.sqlserver.management.sdk.sqlstudio.dll
  • microsoft.sqlserver.management.sqlwizardframework.dll
  • microsoft.sqlserver.management.usersettings.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.common.dll - Utility Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.dll - Windows Mobile Device Manager Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.rapi.dll - Managed RAPI Library
  • mimectl.dll - MIME Edit binary behaviour
  • mousewithoutborders.exe - Mouse without Borders
  • mousewithoutborderssvc.exe - Mouse without Borders Service
  • olregdll.dll - Registrierungs-DLL für Outlook-Notizen
  • outstore.dll - Mobile Device Replication Outlook Store
  • radlangsvc.vs.dll - RadLangSvc
  • richink.dll - Windows CE Services Document Converter
  • riresdll.dll - Ressourcen für den Windows CE-Dienstkonverter
  • sqlde.dll - Microsoft (R) SQL Debug Engine (for Debugging)
  • sqleditors.vs.dll
  • sqlmgmt.dll - Sql Management
  • sqltdiagn.dll - SqlTDiagN - SQL Server diagnostics DLL
  • sqltoolsvsnativehelpers.dll - SqlToolsVSNativeHelpers - SQL Server Management Studio helper functions
  • sqlworkbench.interfaces.dll - SQL Server Object Explorer Interface Package
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client
  • syncstat.dll - Desktop Sync Status
  • system.servicemodel.domainservices.client.dll - System.ServiceModel.DomainServices.Client
  • system.servicemodel.domainservices.client.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}.
Scheduled Task
  • wmdc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{785237E5-E0F8-4B0C-B53D-E99C0A024E99}' (runs on registration).
  • mousewithoutborderssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Mouse without Borders Service' (MouseWithoutBordersSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • windowslivesync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • windowslivesync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.
  • mousewithoutborders.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBorders.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft WSE?

You can uninstall Microsoft WSE 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 WSE 3.0, 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 WSE.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft WSE 3.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.48%
Windows 10 21.39%
Windows Vista 10.39%
Windows XP 6.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.63%
Windows 7 Professional 15.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.73%
Windows 10 Home 6.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.88%
  United Kingdom 7.56%
  Germany 6.37%
  Canada 2.85%
  Poland 2.34%
  Australia 1.91%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.70%
  Italy 0.68%
  Brazil 0.66%
  France 0.64%
  India 0.45%
  Austria 0.38%
  New Zealand 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.22%
Hewlett-Packard 28.67%
Acer 9.69%
Toshiba 7.14%
ASUS 4.94%
Intel 3.52%
Lenovo 3.23%
Samsung 1.52%
American Megatrends 1.08%
Medion 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.93%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.58%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.84%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.35%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.10%

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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