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Should I remove Battle.net?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #290
United States Rank #298
Reach 2.3506%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.43 days
396.30 days >
Average installed length: 208.23 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0.3228 0.00%
0.9.9.3325 0.02%

Battle.net

What is Battle.net?

Battle.net is a gaming service provided by Blizzard Entertainment.

About  (from Blizzard Entertainment)

At this moment, gamers around the world are meeting up on Battle.net to prove their skill in epic multiplayer matches or simply to socialize with their friends. Blizzard Entertainment’s vision for the new Battle.net is to unite all Blizzard gamers under the banner of a single, powerful, and advanced online gaming servi...  Read more

Overview

Battle.net is a program developed by Blizzard Entertainment. The most used version is 1.0.0.3228, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is battle.net.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 225.91 MB (236,888,642 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of Battle.net come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.battle.net/en
Help link: us.blizzard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Battle.net\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment\Battle.net\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 225.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Battle.net

Program executable:battle.net.exe
Name:Blizzard File Switcher
Path:C:\Program Files\battle.net\battle.net.exe
MD5:e7e924264309aa5dfefe1868048c0b8d
Additional files:
  • Battle.net Launcher.exe - Battle.net Setup
  • BlizzardError.exe - BlizzardError
  • SystemSurvey.exe - SystemSurvey

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Battle.net.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BA6EB72C-CB7C-4375-AE4B-635D596B83A4}' (runs on registration).
  • BlizzardError.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3859D51B-D544-4326-9E27-29E715265BF1}' (runs on registration).
  • Battle.net Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{15F5C1CD-3A0C-46E9-B5CE-71D3D46BA824}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Battle.net Launcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Battle.net' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Battle.net\Battle.net Launcher.exe" --autostarted.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Battle.net.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Battle.net\Battle.net\Battle.net.exe'.

How do I remove Battle.net?

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

WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#290

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.48%
Windows 7 47.71%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Windows XP 0.60%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.95%
Windows 8.1 20.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.80%
Windows 10 Home 10.24%
Windows 7 Professional 7.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.08%
  France 5.76%
  Canada 4.86%
  United Kingdom 4.61%
  Germany 3.40%
  Sweden 2.69%
  Australia 2.40%
  Brazil 2.36%
  DK 2.19%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Italy 1.70%
  Norway 1.53%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Poland 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.15%
Hewlett-Packard 20.11%
Acer 15.61%
Dell 12.40%
GIGABYTE 7.93%
Lenovo 7.85%
Toshiba 5.08%
Alienware 3.76%
MSI 3.24%
Samsung 2.69%
Intel 0.76%
Medion 0.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.64%
MSI MS-7821 2.57%
LENOVO 20378 2.44%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.13%

About Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game developer & publisher that originally concentrated primarily on the creation of game ports for other studios before beginning development of their own program with the development of games like Rock n' Roll Racing & The Lost Vikings.
Publisher URL: us.blizzard.com

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