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Should I remove Windows Live Remote Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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Windows Live Remote Service

What is Windows Live Remote Service?

Remote Service is part of the Windows Live Essentials suite of applications, is primarily a tool for keeping your files, folders and bookmarks synchronized between multiple machines and Microsoft's own SkyDrive online storage service. But it can also provide remote users with access to their local PC; similar in function to Remote Desktop.


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 1.99 MB (2,087,936 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windows live\mesh
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{E02A6548-6FDE-40E2-8ED9-119D7D7E641F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.99 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Remote Service

  • 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
  • radevice.dll - Remote Activation Device Library
  • rdpcorewlc.dll
  • rdpdispd.dll
  • rdpdispm.sys
  • utilclasses.dll - Remote Activation Utility Library
  • wlcrasvc.exe - Windows Live Mesh Remote Desktop Service
  • wlcrdpsystem.exe
  • wlcrdpui.dll
  • wlcrdpuser.exe
  • wlremoteserviceresource.dll
  • sqmapi.dll - SQM Client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • wlcrasvc.exe runs as a service named 'wlcrasvc' (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.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:26.4 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0026465562%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00176909%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00087747%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:128
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Windows Live Remote Service?

You can uninstall Windows Live Remote Service 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 Remote Service, 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 Remote Service.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win Vista (SP2) 11%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.89%
Windows Vista 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Toshiba 15.38%
Samsung 11.54%
ASUS 11.54%
Dell 7.69%
Sony 7.69%

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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