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Should I remove Windstream Setup Assistant?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,563
United States Rank #12,261
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Windstream Setup Assistant


Windstream Setup Assistant is a software program developed by Windstream. 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. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 13.61 MB (14,272,617 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.windstream.com/Support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\windstream\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Windstream\\uninstall.exe" /vendorId=Windstream /full=true
Estimated size: 13.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Windstream Setup Assistant

  • Uninstall.exe - Management Agent (Management Agent installer)
  • ipworksssl9.dll (by /n software inc. - www.nsoftware.com) - IP*Works! SSL C++ Edition Version 9.0 (IP*Works! SSL V9)
  • MAHostService.exe (by Alcatel-Lucent) - MAHostService
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)
  • node.exe (by Joyent, Inc) - Node.js (Evented I/O for V8 JavaScript)
  • npMotive.dll (by Alcatel-Lucent) - Motive Plug-in (Motive Plug-in for Mozilla Browsers)
  • pcBrowser.exe - McciBrowser (mcci+McciBrowser)
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npMotive.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npMotive.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npMotive.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Motive Plug-in' with a plugin key of '@Motive.com/NpMotive,version=1.0' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • pcBrowser.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1214AB3B-6F9C-431F-BC65-B24A0DA065A8}' (runs on registration).
  • MAHostService.exe runs as a service named 'Windstream MAHostService' (Windstream MAHostService) "Windstream Setup Assistant Host Service".
Network connections
  • node.exe connects to patt80.att.motive.com ( port 5222).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.17 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0097123527%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00568884%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00402351%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,324,980
8,062,084 average
70 average
Memory:23.59 MB
Total CPU:0.0046423903%
Kernel CPU:0.00348942%
User CPU:0.00115297%
CPU cycles/sec:906,528
I/O reads/min:227 Bytes
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Windstream Setup Assistant?

Quickly and completely remove Windstream Setup Assistant from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Windstream Setup 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Windstream Setup Assistant, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Windstream Setup Assistant.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Windstream Setup Assistant you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.71%
Windows 8 22.86%
Windows Vista 7.62%
Windows XP 3.81%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.33%
Windows 8.1 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.71%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.81%

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?
Hewlett-Packard 38.04%
Dell 31.52%
Acer 16.30%
Lenovo 5.43%
Toshiba 4.35%
ASUS 2.17%
Intel 1.09%
Compaq 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.96%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.97%
Acer Aspire 5552 1.98%
Acer Aspire 7741 1.98%
ASUSTeK T100TA 1.98%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.98%


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