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Should I remove Windows Live Sign-in Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #374
United States Rank #209
Reach 1.6497%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.98 days
324.00 days >
Average installed length: 170.24 days


5.000.818.6 14.25%
5.000.818.5 82.56%
5.000.817.1 1.87%
5.000.744.4 0.04%
5.000.742.2 0.10%
4.200.520.1 0.13%
4.200.514.2 0.01%
4.100.313.1 0.81% 0.16% 0.06% 0.02%

Typically installed together

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Windows Live Sign-in Assistant

What is Windows Live Sign-in Assistant?

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.

About  (from Microsoft)

Makes it easier to share documents, photos, and other files from Windows Live Essentials, and to switch from one Windows Live ID to another in Internet Explorer.


The most common release is 5.000.818.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 896.5 KB (918,016 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-live/essentials
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avast software\avast! ad blocker ie
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{45338B07-A236-4270-9A77-EBB4115517B5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 896.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Windows Live Sign-in Assistant

  • system.net.http.dll - System.Net.Http
  • system.net.http.formatting.dll - Microsoft ASP.NET MVC (System.Net.Http.Formatting)
  • system.net.http.webrequest.dll - System.Net.Http.WebRequest
  • system.web.http.dll - System.Web.Http
  • system.web.http.selfhost.dll - System.Web.Http.SelfHost
  • system.web.http.webhost.dll - System.Web.Http.WebHost
  • system.web.mvc.dll

How do I remove Windows Live Sign-in Assistant?

You can uninstall Windows Live 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 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 Sign-in Assistant.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.41%
Windows XP 16.91%
Windows Vista 10.64%
Windows 10 5.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.15%
Windows 10 Home 3.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.18%
  United Kingdom 7.76%
  Canada 4.18%
  Australia 2.70%
  India 0.91%
  Iran 0.73%
  Israel 0.63%
  Thailand 0.51%
  Malaysia 0.51%
  Saudi Arabia 0.46%
  Ireland 0.45%
  Germany 0.44%
  New Zealand 0.42%
  South Africa 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.70%
Acer 18.45%
Toshiba 14.56%
ASUS 3.91%
Intel 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.83%
Samsung 1.81%
Sony 1.62%
Sahara 1.17%
Lenovo 0.58%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 6.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.58%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.53%
HP G60 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


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