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Should I remove Windows Live Call?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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14.0.8117.0416 46.84%
14.0.8064.0206 41.77%
14.0.8050.1202 11.39%

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Windows Live Call

What is Windows Live Call?

Windows Live Call was part of Microsoft's Windows Live services. It integrated into Windows Live Messenger to allow users to make PC-to-PC and PC-to-Phone voice and video calls. The Phone Call service utilized Windows Live Messenger and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology to provide users an inexpensive way to make domestic and international phone calls from a computer.


The most common release is 14.0.8117.0416, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named wlcsdk.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 911 KB (932,864 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\messenger
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{C20C2630-B3A7-44BA-BDD0-31E256AE490E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 911 KB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Call

Program executable:wlcsdk.exe
Name:Windows Live Call
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live\messenger\wlcsdk.exe
Additional files:
  • wlcuires.dll - Module de ressources de Windows Live Call
  • wlchtc.dll - Windows Live Call Click-to-Call BHO
  • wlcui.dll - Windows Live Call Softphone
  • wlcstart.exe - Windows Live Call (start phone dialer through Messenger)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • wlchtc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Click-to-Call BHO' with the class of {5C255C8A-E604-49b4-9D64-90988571CECB}.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wlcsdk.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wlcsdk.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Live Call?

You can uninstall Windows Live Call 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 Windows Live Call, 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 Windows Live Call.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windows Live Call you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win XP 68%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 68.12%
Windows 7 26.09%
Windows 10 4.35%
Windows Vista 1.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 68.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.14%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.72%
Windows 10 Pro 1.72%
Windows 10 Enterprise 1.72%
Windows 7 Enterprise 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.06% of installs come from Spain
Which countries install it?
  Spain 14.06%
  United States 14.06%
  Egypt 12.50%
  Taiwan 10.94%
  Mexico 7.81%
  Thailand 6.25%
  MA 6.25%
  Colombia 6.25%
  Venezuela 4.69%
  France 4.69%
  Argentina 3.13%
  Dominican Republic 1.56%
  United Kingdom 1.56%
  Hong Kong 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.92%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 12.50%
American Megatrends 10.42%
Sahara 6.25%
ASUS 4.17%
Sony 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
NEC 2.08%
Toshiba 2.08%
Common models
IBM -[6218Y6K]- 2.50%
HP Compaq 6720s 2.50%
HP 630 Notebook PC 2.50%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.50%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.50%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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