Windows Live Essentials Windows Live Essentials

A guide to uninstall Windows Live Essentials from your system

Windows Live Essentials is a Windows program. Read below about how to uninstall it from your computer. It is made by Microsoft Corporation. Go over here for more information on Microsoft Corporation. Please open if you want to read more on Windows Live Essentials on Microsoft Corporation's web page. The program is often found in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live directory (same installation drive as Windows). The full command line for uninstalling Windows Live Essentials is C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe. Keep in mind that if you will type this command in Start / Run Note you might get a notification for admin rights. Windows Live Essentials's primary file takes about 60.83 KB (62288 bytes) and is called wlcstart.exe.

Windows Live Essentials installs the following the executables on your PC, occupying about 2.80 MB (2936840 bytes) on disk.

  • wlcomm.exe (26.85 KB)
  • wlarp.exe (703.34 KB)
  • wloobe.exe (364.84 KB)
  • wlcsdk.exe (569.33 KB)
  • wlcstart.exe (60.83 KB)
  • WindowsLiveSync.exe (1.12 MB) to view all...

The current page applies to Windows Live Essentials version 14.0.8050.1202 only. Click on the links below for other Windows Live Essentials versions: to view all...
If you are manually uninstalling Windows Live Essentials we advise you to verify if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Folders left behind when you uninstall Windows Live Essentials:
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\abssm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\conproxy.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\consync.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\contact.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\lmcdata.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wldlog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wloobe.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Installer\wlsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\backgrounds.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\custsat.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\dynamicbackgrounds.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\ErrorResponse.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\highcont.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\license.rtf
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\liveNatTrav.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\livetransport.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrapp.14.0.8050.1202.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgrvsta.thm
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsc.14.0.8050.1202.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgslang.14.0.8050.1202.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgsres.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msgswcam.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msidcrl40.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msvs.exe
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msvsConfig2.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msvsui.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\newalert.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\newemail.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\nudge.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\online.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\outgoing.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\phone.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\PresenceIM.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\psmsong.14.0.8050.1202.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\rtmpltfm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\scenes.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\sounds.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\sqmapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\type.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapi.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uccapires.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\usertiles.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uxcalendar.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uxcontacts.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\uxcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\vimdone.wma
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\vvpltfrm.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\winks.mct
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wldcore.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wldlog.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wmaecdmort.dll
  • C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\wmv9vcm.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be cleaned; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\1A457D9D5CAEC6042AB84CB9E1487611
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\WinLiveSuite_Wave3

Registry values that are not removed from your PC:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\1A457D9D5CAEC6042AB84CB9E1487611\ProductName
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\Folders\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\DomainProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\StandardProfile\AuthorizedApplications\List\C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe

How to erase Windows Live Essentials using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Windows Live Essentials is a program offered by Microsoft Corporation. Frequently, computer users want to erase it. Sometimes this can be troublesome because removing this manually takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. One of the best SIMPLE action to erase Windows Live Essentials is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around utility to take care of your Windows PC.


  • navigate to Download Link
  • download the setup by pressing the green DOWNLOAD NOW button
  • install Advanced Uninstaller PRO
2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to admire Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very good PC management program.

3. Press the General Tools category
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on your PC will appear

6. Scroll the list of applications until you locate Windows Live Essentials or simply activate the Search field and type in "Windows Live Essentials". The Windows Live Essentials program will be found automatically. After you select Windows Live Essentials in the list , the following information regarding the program is shown to you:

  • Star rating (in the lower left corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Windows Live Essentials, from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Press the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the program you want to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Windows Live Essentials:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Live\Installer\wlarp.exe
7. Click the Uninstall button. A confirmation page will appear. accept the uninstall by pressing the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Windows Live Essentials.
Uninstall Windows Live Essentials

8. After removing Windows Live Essentials, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to perform the cleanup. All the items of Windows Live Essentials that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Windows Live Essentials with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your computer will remain clean, speedy and able to take on new tasks.

Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows Vista (6.0)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • 10.0
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
Software Application


The text above is not a recommendation to remove Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation from your PC, we are not saying that Windows Live Essentials by Microsoft Corporation is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Windows Live Essentials supposing you decide this is what you want to do. The information above contains registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-18 / Written by Daniel Statescu for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 20:51:15.800