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13% remove it87% keep it
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United States Rank #37,959
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15.4.3001.0809 59.21%
15.3.2804.0607 40.79%

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Windows Live Essentials Beta

What is Windows Live Essentials Beta?  (from Microsoft)

Windows Live Essentials is a suite of free programs from Microsoft to help you stay in touch with the people you care about most and do more with Windows on your PC. You can edit and share photos and personal videos, manage your email and calendar, publish to your blog, access your files on multiple computers, and help...  Read more


Windows Live Essentials Beta is a program developed by Microsoft. The most used version is 15.4.3001.0809, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 162 files and is usually about 92.68 MB (97,179,787 bytes). wlupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 31% of users of Windows Live Essentials Beta come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: explore.live.com/windows-live-essentials-beta
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
Estimated size: 92.68 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Essentials Beta

  • msgsres.dll - Windows Live Messenger Non Language Specific Resources
  • msgslang.dll - Windows Live Messenger Language Specific Resources
  • psmsong.dll - Windows Live Messenger Music Status Plugin Module
  • PresenceIM.dll - Windows Live Client Presence and IM Code Module
  • msgrapp.dll - Windows Live Messenger Protocol Handler Module
  • liveNatTrav.dll - Windows Live Client Nat Traversal Code Module
  • ObjectStore.dll - Windows Live Client ObjectStore Code Module
  • rtmpltfm.dll - Microsoft Communications Server 2010 (Beta) (Microsoft Real Time Media Stack)
  • uccapi.dll - Microsoft Unified Communications Client API (Microsoft Unified Communications Client API DLL)
  • uccapires.dll - DLL de Recurso do Microsoft Office Communicator 2007
  • wlsoxe.dll - Windows Live Social Object Extractor Engine
  • livetransport.dll - Windows Live Client Transport Code Module
  • vvpltfrm.dll - Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform (Windows Live Client Voice Video Platform Module)
  • ABImport.dll - Windows Live Address Book Import Module
  • abssm.dll - Windows Live Communications Platform (Windows Live Contacts Syncronization Protocol Module)
  • condb.dll - 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
  • lmcdata.dll - Windows Live Contact Objects Module
  • wlcomm.exe
  • fsssvc.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Service
  • fsui.exe - Windows Live Family Safety Filter
  • companionuser.exe - Windows Live Messenger Companion (Windows Live Messenger Companion User Elevation Helper)
  • uxcontacts.dll - Windows Live Client Contacts UX (Windows Live Client Contacts UX Module)
  • uxctl.dll - Windows Live Client UX Controls (Windows Live Client UX Controls Module)
  • wlbici.dll - Windows Live Client BICI Module
  • MovieMaker.exe
  • shareanything.dll - Share Anything Control Module
  • wldlog.dll - Windows Live Desktop Logging
  • MPG4DEMUX.dll - Windows LiveĀ™ Photo Gallery (MPEG-4 DirectShow Demux)
  • WindowsLivePhotoViewer.exe - Windows Live Album Viewer
  • WLAVRes.dll - Windows Live AVRes
  • WLMFDS.dll - WLX Media Foundation Direct Show Wrapper
  • WLMFReadWrite.dll - WLX Media Foundation ReadWrite
  • WLXCodecHost.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery Codec Host
  • WLXPhotoAcquireWizard.exe - Windows Live Photo Acquisition Wizard
  • WLXPhotoGallery.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery
  • WLXPhotoGalleryRepair.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery Repair
  • WLXQuickTimeControlHost.exe - Windows Live QuickTime Control Host
  • WLXTranscode.exe - Windows Live Transcoder
  • WLXVideoCameraAutoPlayManager.exe - Windows Live Video Camera Auto Play Manager
  • WLXAlbumDownloadWizard.exe - Windows Live Photo Gallery (Windows Live Photo Download Wizard)
  • WLXVideoAcquireWizard.exe - WLX Import Video
  • msidcrl40.dll - Microsoft® Identity CRL (IDCRL Dynamic Link Library)
  • coreclr.dll - Microsoft® Silverlight (Microsoft .NET Runtime Common Language Runtime - WorkStation)
  • Microsoft.WlcProfile.dll - .NET Framework
  • mscordaccore.dll - Microsoft .NET External Data Access Support
  • mscordbi.dll - Microsoft .NET Runtime Debugging Services
  • mscorlib.dll - Microsoft Common Language Runtime Class Library
  • msgsc.dll - Windows Live Messenger
  • msnmsgr.exe
  • System.Core.dll
  • System.dll
  • System.Runtime.Serialization.dll
  • System.Runtime.Serialization.Json.dll
  • System.ServiceModel.dll
  • System.ServiceModel.Syndication.dll
  • System.ServiceModel.Web.dll
  • System.Xml.dll
  • System.Xml.Linq.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • wlcrasvc.exe runs as a service named 'Windows Live Devices remote connections service' (wlcrasvc) "Lets you connect over the Internet to this computer and work on it as if you were sitting in front it - you can run the programs on it and browse all the files and folders on it.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Windows Live Sync' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe" /background.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Sync\WindowsLiveSync.exe'.

How do I remove Windows Live Essentials Beta?

You can uninstall Windows Live Essentials Beta 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 Essentials Beta, 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 Essentials Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win 10 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 13%
Keep it 87%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.01%
Windows Vista 10.39%
Windows 10 2.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.89%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.68%
Windows 7 Professional 14.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.21%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.58%
Windows 7 Starter 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.40%
  Brazil 15.12%
  United Kingdom 5.81%
  Australia 4.65%
  Mexico 4.65%
  Malaysia 4.65%
  Colombia 3.49%
  South Africa 2.33%
  Thailand 2.33%
  Argentina 2.33%
  Portugal 2.33%
  Paraguay 2.33%
  Belgium 1.16%
  NG 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 49.06%
Dell 18.87%
Acer 16.98%
Toshiba 5.66%
Intel 3.77%
Lenovo 1.89%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.03%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 3.03%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.52%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 1.52%
HP ProBook 5310m 1.52%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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