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Should I remove Microsoft WSE Runtime?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #181
United States Rank #305
Reach 2.9615%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.43 days
632.23 days >
Average installed length: 332.19 days


3.0.6282.0 0.01%
3.0.5305.0 99.99%

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Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime

What is Microsoft WSE Runtime?

Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0 for Microsoft® .NET Redistributable Package allows ISV's to bundle WSE 3.0 with their applications.


Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime 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. The primary executable is named Microsoft.Web.Services3.dll. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 956.36 KB (979,309 bytes). 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 37% of users of Microsoft WSE Runtime come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=10708&clcid=0x409
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft WSE\v3.0\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E3E71D07-CD27-46CB-8448-16D4FB29AA13}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 956.36 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft WSE 3.0 Runtime

Program module:Microsoft.Web.Services3.dll
Name:Microsoft Web Services Enhancements 3.0 for Microsoft .NET Framework
Path:C:\Program Files\Microsoft WSE\v3.0\Microsoft.Web.Services3.dll
  • Microsoft.Web.Services3.dll - Microsoft Web Services Enhancements 3.0 for Microsoft .NET Framework

How do I remove Microsoft WSE Runtime?

You can uninstall Microsoft WSE Runtime 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 Runtime, 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 Runtime.

Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.31%
Windows 10 27.81%
Windows Vista 5.77%
Windows XP 4.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.47%
Windows 7 Professional 9.79%
Windows 8.1 8.82%
Windows 10 Home 6.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.73%
  Germany 16.66%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  France 4.04%
  Brazil 3.33%
  Canada 2.93%
  Italy 2.62%
  Australia 1.96%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Poland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.50%
  Spain 1.48%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Portugal 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.21%
Acer 19.90%
Dell 18.43%
ASUS 12.87%
Toshiba 6.77%
Samsung 4.90%
Lenovo 4.04%
Medion 1.30%
Intel 1.16%
MSI 0.83%
American Megatrends 0.77%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.47%
ASUS All Series 4.19%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.20%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.13%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com

comments2 comments

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RandomProfessionalover a year ago
No this is not. This is for security enhancement of web applications based on .net web services.. It might break those applications, if you are creating them on your machine but if you are not then this dll is harmless.
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RandomStudentover a year ago
Is this program a security risk?