84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #38
United States Rank #24
Reach 9.1617%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.79 days
436.40 days >
Average installed length: 229.29 days


15.4.5723.11 0.01%
15.4.5722.2 99.99%

Typically installed together

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Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections

What is Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections?

Windows Live Mesh was a free-to-use Internet-based file synchronization application by Microsoft designed to allow files and folders between two or more computers be in sync with each other on Windows (Vista and later) or the Web via SkyDrive. Windows Live Mesh also enabled remote desktop access via the Internet. Only an administrator can allow remote connections to this computer. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Live Mesh has been officially replaced with Microsoft's SkyDrive service.

About  (from Microsoft)

Windows Live Mesh was retired on February 13, 2013, and remote desktop and peer-to-peer syncing have stopped working. If you still have Mesh installed on a computer, you might see the message, "Sorry, there is a problem with the Windows Live Mesh servers." If you still have files in your Mesh online storage (called “Me...  Read more


The most used version is 15.4.5722.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is cvhbs.exe. The software installer includes 130 files and is usually about 2.51 MB (2,631,168 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\remoteactivex
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{2902F983-B4C1-44BA-B85D-5C6D52E2C441}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.51 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections

Program executable:cvhbs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\microsoft shared\virtualization handler\cvhbs.exe
Additional files:
  • blackpipe.dll - Windows Live Mesh (Remote Activation Network Library)
  • commengine.dll - Remote Activation Communication Engine
  • encoders.dll - Remote Activation Encoders Library
  • lkrhwlc.dll - LKRhash scalable hashtables
  • logging.dll - Windows Live Mesh Logging Library
  • rdpcorewlc.dll
  • utilclasses.dll - Remote Activation Utility Library
  • wlcmstscax.dll - mstscax.dll
  • wlremoteactivex.dll
  • wlremoteresource.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

How do I remove Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections?

You can uninstall Windows Live Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections 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 Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections, 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 Mesh ActiveX Control for Remote Connections.

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.80%
Windows 10 10.03%
Windows Vista 6.07%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.94%
Windows 7 Professional 8.76%
Windows 10 Home 7.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.07%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.39%
  United Kingdom 5.47%
  Germany 5.44%
  Canada 3.58%
  Italy 2.78%
  Australia 2.17%
  France 2.11%
  Netherlands 1.02%
  India 0.78%
  Belgium 0.67%
  Sweden 0.66%
  Brazil 0.56%
  Spain 0.53%
  Austria 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.49%
Dell 20.89%
ASUS 14.73%
Toshiba 14.30%
Acer 7.55%
Lenovo 3.85%
Medion 2.77%
Samsung 0.77%
Sony 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.42%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.72%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 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

comments4 comments

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Michaelover a year ago
No point keeping it. Just remove it. People rating probably assume "if it's Microsoft, it's safe to keep" but in this case safety is of no concern. It's just that it's uselessly taking up space and resources. Microsoft discontinued the service.
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Ericover a year ago
I removed it. Nothing seems to have been effective. Remove.
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cindyover a year ago
I am confused if the service is no longer available why would anyone keep it on their computer?
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Bob.over a year ago
Microsoft has retired the service and all servers were shut down February 13, 2013. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/skydrive/mesh-users