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Should I remove TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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2.2.5 33.33%
2.2.4 66.67%

TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication


TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication is a program developed by Beckhoff. The most used version is 2.2.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is TcAdsSerialCommServer.exe. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\TwinCAT\TcPLCSerialComm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FAEE416B-7DFE-48B2-8DE5-A7084790FAEE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication

Program executable:TcAdsSerialCommServer.exe
Name:TcAdsSerialCommServer Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • TcAdsSerialCommServer.exe runs as a service named 'TcAdsSerialCommServer' (TcAdsSerialCommServer).

How do I remove TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication?

You can uninstall TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication 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 TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication, 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 TwinCAT PLC Serial Communication.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  Brazil 12.50%
  Germany 12.50%
  Canada 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 66.67%
Lenovo 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO 25223FG 33.33%
Dell Vostro 3560 33.33%
Dell OptiPlex 790 33.33%


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