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 Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or, as the case may be, Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper. 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:
- Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WindowsLiveLogin.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WindowsLiveLogin.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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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. WindowsLiveLogin.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 441,216 bytes (31% of all these files), 439,168 bytes as well as 10 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. 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 was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This WindowsLiveLogin.dll process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. 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, 48% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A WindowsLiveLogin.dll file has a 46% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME". In this case, the file size is usually 403,840 bytes. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. This file attaches itself to Internet Explorer, the standard Windows browser, possibly in order to monitor surfing activity. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. You can find the file or its related application in Control Panel under Programs. You can then rerun the setup or uninstall the program. This process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties).
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 -_- |
|To authenticate you on microsoft site with the Live ID ; Le service Passport devient Windows Live ID (further information...) |
|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 Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper
To remove Microsoft Windows Live ID Login Helper from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Windows Live ID Sign-in Assistant or Microsoft Windows Live Login Helper in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then 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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