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Should I remove Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 4.35% 8.70% 8.70% 30.43%
5.3.173 13.04%
5.3.172 26.09%
5.3.142 8.70%

Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5


Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5 is a software program developed by GE Intelligent Platforms. The most common release is, 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. The primary executable is named NetLinkConfig.247B888B_EA45_4B1C_86E1_8BFEF26FED63.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 19.29 MB (20,231,620 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 58% of users of Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5 come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Malaysia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Proficy\Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{03C190D0-B311-46CA-987F-003E812949BA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5

Program executable:NetLinkConfig.247B888B_EA45_4B1C_86E1_8BFEF26FED63.exe
Additional files:
  • udrcom32.dll - Udrcom32 Dynamic Link Library (Udrcom32 DLL)
  • server_eventlog.exe (by Kepware Technologies) - KEPServerEX - EventLogger (Server - Event Log Service)
  • libssl.dll (by Kepware Technologies) - All Kepware products (Open SSL interface helper)
  • libutil.dll - Shared utility library for all Kepware products.
  • systemeventresource.dll - Event Log Resource Source DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • externalconfiguration_ps.dll - KEPServerEX (KEPServerEX External Configuration Proxy Stub)
  • libserver.dll - Communications server core functionality
  • loadlegacy.dll - Load legacy projects.
  • oeminterface.dll - OEM interface module
  • opcdiags.dll - OPC diagnostics manager
  • server_admin.exe - Server - Administration
  • server_config.exe - Server - Configuration
  • server_runtime.exe - Server - Runtime
  • six32com.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • server_admin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5.12.
  • server_eventlog.exe runs as a service named 'Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5.12 Event Logger' (ProficyViewIntegratedOPCDriverLoggerV5) "Event logger component of Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5.12".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • server_admin.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5.3' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Proficy\Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5\server_admin.exe" -autorun.

How do I remove Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5?

You can uninstall Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5 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 Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5, 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 Proficy View Integrated OPC Driver 5.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 4%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.91%
Windows XP 17.39%
Windows 10 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 47.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.39%
Windows 8 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  Mexico 9.68%
  Malaysia 6.45%
  Canada 3.23%
  Poland 3.23%
  Israel 3.23%
  MA 3.23%
  Turkey 3.23%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Egypt 3.23%
  Colombia 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.57%
Acer 14.29%
Samsung 9.52%
Intel 9.52%
Hewlett-Packard 9.52%
Sony 4.76%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
ASUS 4.76%
Toshiba 4.76%
Common models
Sony VPCYB3V1E 4.76%
Dell Vostro 3560 4.76%
Dell Vostro 220 Series 4.76%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 4.76%
PCCHIPS P21G 4.76%
Panasonic Corporation CF-... 4.76%


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