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5% remove it95% keep it
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16.4.3528.0331 1.89%
16.4.3505.0912 20.75%
15.4.3502.0922 77.36%

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Windows Live MIME IFilter

What is Windows Live MIME IFilter?

MIME IFilter is installed as part of Windows Live Essentials. The MIME implementation for the IFilter interface (in mimefilt.dll) for Windows Live extracts text and property information from multipurpose Internet mail extension files with the extensions .eml and .nws. IIS includes a Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) server that saves files with the .nws extension. This filter enables indexing and querying NNTP messages with Indexing Service.


The most common release is 15.4.3502.0922, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\mail
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{1B947146-366B-42CD-86D5-219993CE3EE2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live MIME IFilter

  • wlmimefilter32.dll - Windows Live Mail
  • wlmimefilter64.dll

How do I remove Windows Live MIME IFilter?

You can uninstall Windows Live MIME IFilter 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 MIME IFilter, 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 MIME IFilter.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 8 3%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.11%
Windows 10 8.33%
Windows Vista 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Taiwan 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.41%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Toshiba 14.71%
ASUS 11.76%
Samsung 8.82%
Dell 8.82%
Sony 8.82%

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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