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Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs

What is Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs?

Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs is a PC video game distributed through the GameStop App, a free game download and management utility.

Overview

Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs is a software program developed by GameStop. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named age3x.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 94% of users of Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs come from the United States, it is also popular in Finland and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/pc-game-downloads
Help link: www.impulsedriven.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Game Studios\Age of Empires III - Complete Collection
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Game Studios\Age of Empires III - Complete Collection\UninstHelper.exe" /autouninstall aoe3cx1

Program filesFiles installed by Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs

Program executable:age3x.exe
Name:Microsoft Ensemble Studios Age of Empires 3: The WarChiefs
Age of Empires 3: The WarChiefs
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft game studios\age of empires iii - complete collection\age3x.exe
MD5:993e2319f1b95a252b7871d9fd6e9b2b
Additional files:
  • Age3Launcher.exe (by Ensemble Studios) - Microsoft Ensemble Studios Age of Empires 3 Launcher (Age of Empires 3 Launcher)
  • age3.exe (by Ensemble Studios) - Microsoft Ensemble Studios Age of Empires 3 (Age of Empires 3)
  • deformerdll.dll - deformer Dynamic Link Library
  • esinet.dll - EsInet Dynamic Link Library
  • instapupy.exe - Age of Empires 3 Patcher
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Age3GDF.dll
  • Age3xLauncher.exe
  • deformerdllx.dll
  • EsInetx.dll
  • filecrc.exe
  • FirewallInstallHelper.dll
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll
  • granny2.dll
  • instapup.exe
  • instapupx.exe
  • SetupENU.dll
  • age3y.exe (by Microsoft) - Age of Empires III Expansion 2
  • chktrust.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Microsoft Trust ChkTrust Utility)
  • ConfigDetect.dll - ConfigDetect Dynamic Link Library
  • ConfigDetectx.dll
  • ConfigDetecty.dll
  • deformerdlly.dll (by Microsoft Games) - Age of Empires III : The Asian Dynasties
  • deformerdllyD.dll (by Microsoft Games)
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • EsInety.dll - Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties
  • Eula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • eulax.dll
  • eulay.dll
  • mgspid.dll - Microsoft Corporation MGSPID (MGSPID)
  • mgspidx.dll
  • mgspidy.dll
  • PidGen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • PidGenX.dll - Pidgen Module
  • pidgeny.dll
  • rockalldll.dll - Rockall (Rockall Heap Manager DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • age3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A62FEA08-0C3D-42C8-B3AF-EEB6938134C0}' (runs on registration).
  • Age3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9C5A9067-A9B2-4BF2-B5E0-9F5305D055E2}' (runs on registration).
  • age3y.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BED9455D-1628-4EBA-B468-09CCF03A1D9F}' (runs on registration).
  • Age3xLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EE7645E5-1431-4CEA-BD89-6C0C346489A7}' (runs on registration).
  • age3x.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6AC2E058-375D-48A0-95E7-ABCC1CC81BEF}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • age3x.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\age3x.exe'.
  • age3y.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Age of Empires III - Complete Collection\age3y.exe'.
  • age3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires III\age3.exe'.

How do I remove Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs?

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Or, you can uninstall Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Age of Empires III: The War Chiefs.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 90%
Win 8 10%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#49,759

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.48%
Windows 8 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.43%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 4.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.76%
Windows 8.1 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.44%
  Finland 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.41%
Lenovo 23.53%
Acer 11.76%
ASUS 11.76%
Hewlett-Packard 5.88%
GIGABYTE 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sony 5.88%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C855D 5.26%
SYX SYX-P8Z68-VLE 5.26%
Sony VPCSA2CFX 5.26%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad P58... 5.26%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 5.26%
LENOVO 20255 5.26%

About (from GameStop)

GameStop is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer.
Publisher URL: www.gamestop.com

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