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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
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VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is Appstore?

The appstore is part of the App Player and provides a means for browsing and downloading new apps. The BlueStack App Player allows for playing mobile apps on a user's PC.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 installer includes 42 files and is usually about 17.11 MB (17,942,763 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bluestacks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bluestacks
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-RunApp.exe" uninstall "C:\ProgramData\BlueStacks\UserData\Library\My Apps\Appstore.lnk" "apktoexe_Appstore"
Estimated size: 17.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Appstore

  • HD-Agent.exe - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • HD-ApkHandler.exe - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • HD-AppCfg-Native.dll - BlueStacks AppCfg Native Library
  • HD-Audio-Native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • HD-BlockDevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device
  • HD-BlockDevice-Native.dll - BlueStacks Block Device Native Library
  • HD-Camera-Native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • HD-FileSystem.exe - BlueStacks File System
  • HD-FileSystem-Native.dll - BlueStacks File System Native Library
  • HD-Frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • HD-Frontend-Native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • HD-GLCheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • HD-Gps-Native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • HD-LibraryHandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • HD-LogCollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • HD-LogRotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • HD-LogRotator-Native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • HD-LogRotatorService.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • HD-MoreApps-InstHelper.exe - BlueStacks More Apps Inst Helper
  • HD-Network.exe - BlueStacks Network
  • HD-Network-Native.dll - BlueStacks Network Native Library
  • HD-Opengl-Native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • HD-Quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • HD-Restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • HD-RunApp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • HD-RuntimeUninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • HD-Sensor-Native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • HD-Service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • HD-Service-Native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • HD-SharedFolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • HD-ShortcutHandler.dll
  • HD-StartLauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • HD-VMCommand-Native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HD-StartLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8E9E968-C405-4162-A815-756AB6FDD7B5}' (runs on registration).
  • HD-LogRotatorService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE502EA4-5044-4F40-9B37-F8D66201E123}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • HD-LogRotatorService.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • HD-Service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HD-Frontend.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks App Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-FrontEnd.exe Android hidemode.
  • HD-Agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HD-Agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:27.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0016796614%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00067162%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00100804%
0.015104% average
Memory:10.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0004603996%
Kernel CPU:0.00024933%
User CPU:0.00021107%

How do I remove Appstore?

Quickly and completely remove Appstore from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Appstore 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 Appstore, 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 Appstore.

Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win XP 9%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.91%
Windows XP 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 63.64%
Windows 7 Professional 27.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.94%
  Germany 35.29%
  France 5.88%
  Mexico 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.00%
Medion 20.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Sony 10.00%
Samsung 10.00%
Acer 10.00%
Common models
Sony VPCCW15FL 11.11%
Samsung RC530/RC730 11.11%
MEDION P6630 11.11%
Medion E7220 11.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.11%
HP Omni Pro110 AiO PC 11.11%

About (from BlueStack Systems, Inc.)

Bluestacks is a Silicon Valley-based software company that produces BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect.
Publisher URL: www.bluestacks.com


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