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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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RETScreen is a software program developed by Ressources Naturelles Canada. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 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 26 files and is usually about 838.5 KB (858,624 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 45% of users of RETScreen come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft\office live
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FEA36347-ADBE-423F-A1B2-74A3C3BCE15E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 838.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by RETScreen

  • abssm.dll (by Microsoft) - Messenger (MSN Messenger Contacts Sync)
  • contact.dll (by Microsoft) - Contact Services
  • contactsux.dll - Contact UX
  • custsat.dll - custsat
  • dfsr.dll - Messenger File Replication
  • fsshext.8.0.0812.00.dll - Messenger File Sharing Shell Extensions
  • lcapi.dll - LC (LC User Agent DLL)
  • lcres.dll - LC Resource DLL
  • lmcdata.dll - MSN Messenger Data
  • messengerclient.dll - Windows Live Messenger (MessengerClient)
  • msgrapp.8.0.0812.00.dll - MSN Messenger Protocol Handler
  • msgsc.8.0.0812.00.dll - MSN Messenger Service
  • msgslang.dll - Messenger Language Specific Resources
  • msgsres.dll - Messenger Resources
  • msgswcam.dll - Messenger WebCam Library
  • msncall.exe - Windows Live Call Module
  • msncallres.dll - Windows Live Call Resource Module
  • msncore.dll - Windows Live Client Code Module
  • msnmsgr.exe
  • pcsdll.dll - MSN PCSDLL Module
  • psmsong.8.0.0812.00.dll - MSN Messenger Status Plugin
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Real Time Media Communication Platform (Microsoft Real Time Media Stack)
  • usnsvc.dll - Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader Service
  • usnsvcps.dll
  • wmp8stub.dll
  • wmv9vcm.dll - Windows Media Video 9 VCM

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • usnsvc.dll runs as a service named 'Messenger Sharing USN Journal Reader service' (usnsvc) "Service installed by Messenger to enable sharing scenarios".
Startup File (User Run)
  • msnmsgr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MsnMsgr' and executes as "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\MsnMsgr.Exe" /background.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • msncall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\MSN Messenger\msncall.exe'.
  • msnmsgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe'.

How do I remove RETScreen?

Quickly and completely remove RETScreen from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall RETScreen 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program RETScreen, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 RETScreen.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 35.71%
Windows 8 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.71%
Windows 7 Professional 35.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.00%
  Canada 25.00%
  Spain 5.00%
  France 5.00%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Greece 5.00%
  Romania 5.00%
  SY 5.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Intel 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Common models
LENOVO 752372G 8.33%
LENOVO 4318CTO 8.33%
LENOVO 4239CTO 8.33%
LENOVO 2353ABF 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NY703AA-ABL e... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.33%


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