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What is the WindowsLiveLogin.dll component needed for?

Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.

The WindowsLiveLogin.dll process is also known as Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper or, as the case may be, Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant and is a part of Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper or, as the case may be, Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of WindowsLiveLogin.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about WindowsLiveLogin.dll Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper

WindowsLiveLogin.dll is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file WindowsLiveLogin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" or sometimes in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" or, as the case may be, in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 408,448 bytes (23% of all these files), 439,168 bytes as well as 16 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 9030D464-4C02-4ABF-8ECC-5164760863C6. This WindowsLiveLogin.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. WindowsLiveLogin.dll can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. For this reason, 50% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves WindowsLiveLogin.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about WindowsLiveLogin?

windows live messenger..... i got it right after installing it at least -_-
nikolaj jensen
To authenticate you on microsoft site with the Live ID ; Le service Passport devient Windows Live ID (further information...)
lediabolo
Its a sign on helper for Msn messanger
for msn messenger quick sign in (further information...)
comes with messenger live

Summary: 34 users judge WindowsLiveLogin.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted WindowsLiveLogin.dll. source: file.net

How to uninstall Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper or Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant

WindowsLiveLogin.dll Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper fix

To remove Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper or Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if WindowsLiveLogin.dll (Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or WindowsLiveLogin.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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