now secured with https download logo
ICQ Icon


ICQ Screenshot
Free Freeware
Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP
Jul 31, 2018
[+] More Details

ICQ Review

Fernando Ortega
A formerly popular IM client
A review of ICQ by Fernando Ortega

ICQ is an instant messaging program which existed long before any of the most popular and well-known programs we are familiar with today. Surprisingly, it still has a small following.

ICQ still works as it did in the past, but AOL has made some not-so-popular changes to the system such as adding ads and other rubbish to its interface and its installer, depending on which country you're located it. AOL sold the program to several years ago.

Unlike Facebook, Windows Live Messenger, Skype and AIM, ICQ users are supposed to identify themselves with an "ICQ Number". This is the primary way of finding and adding friends, but unlike years past, is not the only way of locating somebody.

The current iteration of ICQ supports custom statuses, feeds from friends and integration with competing social networks like Twitter and Facebook. Unfortunately, ICQ is not very good at importing friends from other social networks.

Some of the good things about ICQ is its ability to send files, its gaming service and the possibility to log in to the network with its web messenger. It is also able to send offline messages and provides other various features. Unfortunately, the the ICQ service is also prone to downtime like it was in the 90s.

It really is a blast from the past, but ICQ has essentially been beaten to death by AOL and unsuccessfully revived by a Russian company.

ICQ can make VoIP calls, text chat, chat with groups and video conference.

ICQ is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from instant messaging software without restrictions. ICQ 10.0.12341 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

This icq message converter software is filed under:
  • ICQ Download
  • Freeware Instant Messaging Software
  • Major release: ICQ 10

Compatibility with this icq message converter software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from ICQ LLC.

ICQ has been picked by our editors as good software.
ICQ has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested ICQ 10.0.12341 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans. [Read more]

Screenshots of ICQ (1)

Message Center Plus Icon
Message Center Plus
Access updates and important information directly from Lenovo
I2P Icon
Providing end-to-end encryption for users to communicate
Weeny Free ePub to PDF Converter Icon
Weeny Free ePub to PDF Converter
Batch converter between eBook and PDF formats
Facebook Messenger for Windows Icon
Facebook Messenger for Windows
The official messenger client for the popular Facebook site
WAV to MP3 Converter Icon
WAV to MP3 Converter
High quality audio conversion tool to convert WAV files to MP3 with varying sample rates
Download35.31 MB - Tested clean
Download Ranking
in I.M.
#42 of 73
3 out of 5 based on 75 ratings.

I.M. Downloads

  1. QQ International Provides access to online China for users outside of China
  2. IP Messenger A simple LAN messaging client based on TCP and UDP over IP supporting AES and RSA encryption
  3. KakaoTalk An asian-based instant messaging program with lots of features