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Should I remove Nokia Care Suite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,393
United States Rank #31,744
Reach 0.0105%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.04 days
502.82 days >
Average installed length: 264.19 days


2012.45.4.5 26.57%
2012.44.5.3 1.45%
2012.40.5.8 51.69%
2012.22.1.3 2.90%
2012.12.5.3 6.76%
2012.5.5.5 10.14%
2011.51.2.63048 0.48%

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Nokia Care Suite 5.0

What is Nokia Care Suite?

Nokia Care Suite 5 is the mobile service for troubleshooting and flashing Nokia devices and provides support for GSM, CDMA and WCDMA devices and includes variouis modules aimed at installing or updating Nokia firmware. The suite includes four main modules; Fuse, Multi IMEI Reader, Multi Software Updater and the Product Support Tool for Store. Fuse manages the connections between your phone and your computer, while the second utility can be used to view the IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment) number of the device. The Multi Software Updater is able to update or refurbish settings for multiple phones amd the Product Support Tool, assists you in downloading ROMs for flashing the device.


The most used version is 2012.40.5.8, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 57 files. MultiSoftwareUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nokia.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Care Suite\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CA193ADE-3D9D-4106-9BEF-0665AF5304E2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Nokia Care Suite 5.0

  • tsscommunicationstreamapi_msg.dll - TSS Communication Stream API Message Dll
  • MultiPreferencesTranslator.exe - Multi Preferences Translator (PreferencesTranslator)
  • Nokia.CareSuite.Applications.ApplicationInfo.dll - Nokia Care Suite Framework
  • ApplicationLauncher.exe - Application Launcher
  • ta_firmware_impl.dll - Firmware Subsystem implementation
  • ta_commonrf_impl.dll - TSS Common RF API (Common RF sub-system)
  • host.exe - Nokia Care Suite (Host)
  • MultiImeiReader.exe - Multi Imei Reader
  • MultiSoftwareUpdater.exe - Multi Software Updater
  • ProductSupportToolForStore.exe - Product Support Tool for Store
  • ShortcutCreator.exe - Shortcut Creator (ShortcutCreator)
  • ta_productdata_dataitems_impl.dll - TSS Product API (ProductData Data Items implementation)
  • ta_productdata2_impl.dll - ProductData2 implementation
  • ta_security_impl.dll - DSS Product API (Security subsystem implementation)
  • ta_gsmrf_impl.dll - TSS GSM RF API (GSM RF sub-system)
  • NOKIA 3806 USB DRIVER Ver1.5.exe - NOKIA 3806 US (Setup Launcher)
  • EnviraCL.dll - EnviraCL
  • ta_server_msg.dll - TSS API (TSS Server API message DLL)
  • ta_callcontrol_impl.dll - Tss Call Control

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MultiImeiReader.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Nokia\Nokia Care Suite\Multi IMEI Reader\MultiImeiReader.exe'.

How do I remove Nokia Care Suite?

You can uninstall Nokia Care Suite 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 Nokia Care Suite 5.0, 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 Nokia Care Suite.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.24%
Windows 10 37.68%
Windows XP 10.63%
Windows Vista 1.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.63%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.63%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.51%
  India 8.78%
  Italy 6.34%
  France 6.34%
  Brazil 4.39%
  Finland 3.41%
  Germany 3.41%
  United Kingdom 2.93%
  Czech Republic 2.93%
  DZ 2.93%
  Mexico 2.44%
  Argentina 2.44%
  MA 2.44%
  Turkey 1.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.43%
Dell 21.74%
Acer 17.39%
Intel 6.96%
Lenovo 6.09%
ASUS 4.35%
Samsung 3.48%
NEC 0.87%
American Megatrends 0.87%
MSI 0.87%
Sony 0.87%
Common models
HPE-360z 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.02%
MSI MS-7788 2.02%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.02%

About Nokia

Nokia is a communications and information technology whose products are mobile telephones and portable IT devices.
Publisher URL: www.nokia.com


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