Phone Companion uninstall?

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    Phone Companion uninstall?


    I have another thread going on in the security subforum about CompanionApp.exe connecting to a remote IP in the background when I'm not using the app.
    The app seems to just run at random intervals. I don't use it. I first became aware of it once when I was trying to connect an iPhone to iTunes and it wouldn't let me connect the phone to iTunes. I ended up having to remove the phone as a device and let Windows see and install it again. After that, iTunes was able to see the iphone and all worked as I wanted it to. Now when I look at my network connections in my firewall settings, I see CompanionApp.exe running and connecting to a remote IP. That turns out to be Akamai, which I don't much like either.

    I don't see any way to stop Phone Companion from running like this. So far, I don't use it and I don't want it. I am considering uninstalling it if it can't just sit back and remain dormant unless I actually call upon it to do something. Would there be any downside to uninstalling it? I don't want to run into a situation where the removal of Phone Companion takes with it some files that other programs might need in order to run properly.

    Edited to add that I have just reported this app's behaviour to Microsoft...I mean, the random running in the background and connecting to remote IP addresses.
    Last edited by Smiley1; 12 May 2016 at 14:55.
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       12 May 2016 #2

    Have you tried this tutorial ?

    Option Two: To Remove Specific Windows Apps from Current Account in PowerShell

    Scroll down to................

    (To remove Phone Companion app from current account only)
    Get-AppxPackage *windowsphone* | Remove-AppxPackage
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  3.    31 Aug 2016 #3

    What cmd would use to install this app, thanks.
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