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Should I remove Novell Messenger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,915
United States Rank #25,417
Reach 0.0035%


3.0.3 4.41%
3.0.2 1.47%
3.0.1 5.88%
3.0.0 10.29%
2.2.2 13.24%
2.2.1 35.29%
2.2.0 17.65%
2.1.0 4.41%
2.0.4 7.35%

Novell Messenger

What is Novell Messenger?  (from Novell)

Instant messaging is a way of life in today's world, and a large percentage of your employees are probably using it in the workplace. But all of those chat windows on all of those desktops constitute an unfiltered hole from the internet into your business. Your employees may be inadvertently jeopardizing your busines...  Read more


Novell Messenger is a software program developed by Novell. The most common release is 2.2.1, 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. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. The primary executable is named nmcl32.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 5.75 MB (6,029,397 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 66% of users of Novell Messenger come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trinity-health.org
Help link: depts.drew.edu/cns
Installation folder: C:\novell\messenger
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\Intel 32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3FC0833E-073C-
Estimated size: 5.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Novell Messenger

Program executable:nmcl32.exe
Name:Novell Messenger
Additional files:
  • NMCDcs.Dll - GroupWise Date Controls Resources
  • nmcdEN.DLL
  • NMCDit.Dll
  • NMCDpt.Dll
  • NMCGcs.Dll - Novell Messenger Protocol Handler (Novell Instant Messenger Protocol Handler)
  • NMCGit.Dll
  • NMCGpt.Dll
  • nmcg32.dll - Novell Messenger Protocol
  • nmau.exe - Novell Messenger (Novell Messenger Client Auto Update Utility)
  • NMAUcs.Dll - Novell Messenger Client Auto Update Language Resource
  • NMAUit.Dll
  • NMAUpt.Dll
  • NMCA32.DLL - Novell Messenger API
  • nmcb32.dll
  • nmcd32.dll - Novell Messenger Date Controls
  • NMCH32.dll
  • NMCLcs.Dll
  • NMCLit.Dll
  • NMCLpt.Dll
  • NMCP32.DLL - Novell Messenger Provider
  • nmenv2.DLL - Novell Messenger Engine DLL
  • CopyIP.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • NMCL32.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {3C3171BC-1025-43d1-8D1D-61CF4B38A28F}.
Startup File (User Run)
  • NMCL32.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Novell Messenger' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Novell\Messenger\NMCL32.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • NMCL32.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GW Messenger' which loads as C:\NOVELL\Messenger\NMCL32.exe.

How do I remove Novell Messenger?

You can uninstall Novell Messenger 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 Novell Messenger, 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 Novell Messenger.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Novell Messenger you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.94%
Windows 10 17.65%
Windows XP 4.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 50.75%
Windows 7 Enterprise 19.40%
Windows 10 Pro 4.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.48%
Windows 10 Enterprise 2.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.32%
  Germany 7.37%
  Canada 5.26%
  South Africa 2.11%
  Brazil 2.11%
  Colombia 2.11%
  Czech Republic 2.11%
  Italy 2.11%
  France 1.05%
  Norway 1.05%
  Finland 1.05%
  India 1.05%
  Mexico 1.05%
  Austria 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.91%
Hewlett-Packard 24.24%
Lenovo 16.67%
Intel 7.58%
Acer 3.03%
ASUS 1.52%
Medion 1.52%
Apple 1.52%
Toshiba 1.52%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 4.84%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 3.23%
HP EliteDesk 800 G1 SFF 3.23%
LENOVO 20ARS16H00 3.23%
Dell Latitude E6410 3.23%
Dell OptiPlex 990 3.23%


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