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Should I remove Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #239
United States Rank #212
Reach 2.3912%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.01 days
560.81 days >
Average installed length: 294.66 days


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7.250.1276.0 0.00%
6.500.3165.0y 0.00%
6.500.3165.0 98.15%
6.500.3146.0 1.73%

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Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant

What is Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant?

The Windows Live Sign-in Assistant includes client libraries that let you sign in to programs like Windows Live Messenger. The Windows Live ID Service, which runs on your PC and supports richer sign-in experiences across the web and programs on your Windows computer.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows Live Sign-in Assistant is a dependency for all programs that are part of Windows Live Essentials. It allows you to sign in with your Windows Live ID to any Windows Live Essentials program and to some other Microsoft programs that use the Windows Live ID service. Through the online provider, the Sign-in Assistan...  Read more


The most common release is 6.500.3165.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named adobe air updater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 6.27 MB (6,575,616 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=15106
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gadwin\gadwin printscreen
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{8256F87F-8554-4457-8C3D-3F3324697D9F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Name:Adobe AIR
Adobe AIR Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe

How do I remove Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant?

You can uninstall Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant 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 ID Sign-in Assistant, 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 ID Sign-in Assistant.

Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.07%
Windows Vista 8.39%
Windows XP 7.98%
Windows 10 5.54%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.50%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.69%
Windows 10 Home 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.18%
  Germany 6.30%
  United Kingdom 4.74%
  France 3.68%
  Canada 2.76%
  Italy 2.10%
  Australia 1.94%
  Brazil 1.59%
  Spain 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Poland 0.99%
  Sweden 0.93%
  Russia 0.83%
  India 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.82%
Dell 18.30%
Acer 11.41%
ASUS 7.56%
Toshiba 6.74%
Intel 2.48%
Samsung 1.98%
Alienware 1.77%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Lenovo 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.61%
HP G62 Notebook PC 7.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.65%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.33%
ASUS All Series 4.13%
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.70%

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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