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Should I remove Windows Live Communications Platform?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,945
Reach 0.0134%


16.4.3505.0912 5.30%
16.4.3503.0728 0.76%
15.4.3502.0922 20.45%
14.0.8117.416 51.52%
14.0.8098.930 2.27%
14.0.8064.206 17.05%
14.0.8050.1202 2.65%

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Windows Live Communications Platform

What is Windows Live Communications Platform?

Windows Live Messenger (Windows Live Communications Platform) is an instant messaging platform. Windows Live Messenger uses the Microsoft Notification Protocol (MSNP) over TCP (and optionally over HTTP to deal with proxies) to connect to Microsoft Messenger serviceā€”a service offered on port 1863.


The most common release is 14.0.8117.416, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). 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 wlcomm.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 942 KB (964,608 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\contacts
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0454BB9A-2A7A-4214-BDFF-937F7A711A44}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 942 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Communications Platform

Program executable:wlcomm.exe
Name:Windows Live Communications Platform
Path:C:\Program Files\windows live\contacts\wlcomm.exe
Additional files:
  • abssm.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Syncronization Module
  • lmcdata.dll - Windows Live Messenger Contacts Server Data Module
  • condb.dll - Windows Live Communications Platform (Windows Live Contacts Database Services Module)
  • conmigrate.dll - Windows Live Contacts Migration Module
  • conproxy.dll - Windows Live Contacts Server Proxy Module
  • consync.dll - Windows Live Contacts Synchronization Module
  • contact.dll - Windows Live Contacts Server Services Module
  • wldlog.dll - Windows Live Desktop Logging
  • liveplatform.dll - Windows Live (Windows Live Platform)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wlcomm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF87002E-9DAE-48A8-837F-15C8847DEE43}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wlcomm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0114065119%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00464664%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00675987%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:118,860
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:8.4 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5.84 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Windows Live Communications Platform?

You can uninstall Windows Live Communications Platform 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 Communications Platform, 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 Communications Platform.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows XP 30.34%
Windows 10 6.41%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 35.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.08%
Windows 7 Professional 7.26%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.91%
Windows 8 1.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.08% of installs come from Taiwan
Which countries install it?
  Taiwan 52.08%
  United States 10.42%
  Italy 6.25%
  Hong Kong 5.21%
  Spain 4.17%
  Egypt 3.65%
  DZ 3.13%
  Mexico 3.13%
  Colombia 2.08%
  Argentina 1.56%
  Venezuela 1.56%
  France 1.04%
  Uruguay 1.04%
  United Kingdom 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.24%
ASUS 17.73%
Dell 14.89%
Hewlett-Packard 12.06%
Toshiba 4.26%
American Megatrends 3.55%
Sahara 2.84%
Samsung 2.13%
Intel 1.42%
Lenovo 1.42%
Common models
Micro-Star MS-7529 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 2.04%
INTEL DG31PR 2.04%
MSI MS-7680 2.04%
MSI MS-7641 2.04%

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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