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Should I remove Blacklight Retribution?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,230
United States Rank #10,510
Reach 0.0235%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 302.54 days
1233.76 days >
Average installed length: 648.24 days


1.00.9500 41.34%
1.00.09500 1.52%
1.00.0000 1.22%

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Blacklight Retribution

What is Blacklight Retribution?

Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first-person shooter video game.

About  (from Perfect World Entertainment)

Wage war with advanced weapons and technology in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play, futuristic first-person shooter. Deploy devastating armored exoskeletons and utilize lethal hand-held weapons in vicious competitive modes. The Hardsuit is the ultimate weapon. Powerful but slow, this armored suit packs a one-shot...  Read more


Blacklight Retribution is a software program developed by Perfect World Entertainment. The most common release is 1.00.9500, with over 72% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 blacklight retribution.exe. The setup package generally installs about 142 files and is usually about 6.58 MB (6,894,572 bytes). The installed file CoreUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 57% of users of Blacklight Retribution come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blacklight.perfectworld.com/about
Help link: support.perfectworld.com
Installation folder: C:\Perfect World Entertainment\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C585E652-0CBC-4276-9FE7-047078677904}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Blacklight Retribution

Program executable:blacklight retribution.exe
Cryptic Game Launcher
Path:C:\perfect world entertainment\blacklight retribution\blacklight retribution.exe
Additional files:
  • CoreClient.exe - CORE Client
  • Launcher.exe - New Patcher
  • CorePluginIE.dll - CorePlugin (CorePlugin Dynamic Link Library Supporting IE)
  • CORESetup.exe - CORE Setup
  • CoreUpdate.exe - CoreUpdate (Core Client Update System)
  • ErrRep.exe - CORE Client bug report System
  • npCorePluginFF.dll - PlayNow Plugin
  • uninstall.exe - Uninstall
  • Uninstall RaiderZ Launcher.exe - RaiderZ (RaiderZ Full Installer)
  • BLR.exe (by Zombie) - Blacklight: Retribution
  • BLRCrashReporter.exe - CrashReporter
  • CrypticError.exe
  • pbcl.dll
  • pbsv.dll
  • ts3client_win32.dll
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • berkelium.dll
  • berkelium.exe (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • ClientLauncher.exe - ClientLauncher (PerfectWorld Co., Ltd)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • freeglut.dll - Freeglut OpenGL Utility Toolkit
  • glut_demo.exe
  • glut_input.exe
  • libEGL.dll
  • pbag.dll
  • pbcls.dll
  • pbsvc_blr.exe
  • ppmrender.exe
  • Raiderz Launcher.exe (by MAIET Entertainment) - MAIET Game Launcher (MAIET Game Launcher 2.3)
  • Raiderz.exe - Raiderz
  • recovery.exe (by MAIET Entertainment) - MAIET Game Recovery (MAIET Game Recovery 1.2)
  • ServerListLauncher.exe - ServerListLauncher
  • wc002282.dll
  • WindyGameLauncher.exe (by RustyHearts) - RustyHearts Launcher
  • wow_helper.exe
  • ws001839.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npCorePluginFF.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npCorePluginFF.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • CorePluginIE.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'CorePluginIEBHO Class' with the class of {13FA2453-9287-4F18-8554-976D7C02F4EE} (CorePluginIEBHO).
Mozilla Plugin
  • npCorePluginFF.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'CorePlugin' with a plugin key of [email protected]/npPlayNowPlugin' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ClientLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{40BEC8BB-8C69-4BC0-84E8-A0B4FA7CE72D}' (runs on registration).
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9EBB239-670C-46B3-8D0F-153DB4BB4A54}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\blacklightretribution\Blacklight Retribution.exe'.

How do I remove Blacklight Retribution?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Blacklight Retribution you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.19%
Windows 8 6.38%
Windows Vista 2.13%
Windows XP 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.45%
Windows 8.1 1.52%
Windows 8 1.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.64%
  Germany 6.53%
  Canada 3.96%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  France 3.03%
  Netherlands 3.03%
  Australia 2.80%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Sweden 1.63%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Israel 0.93%
  Russia 0.70%
  Mexico 0.70%
  Austria 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.64%
Dell 17.51%
Hewlett-Packard 17.51%
ASUS 13.56%
Lenovo 5.65%
Alienware 3.39%
Intel 3.39%
Toshiba 3.39%
Medion 1.69%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 3.13%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.13%
Dell XPS 8300 3.13%
MSI MS-7693 2.34%
MSI MS-7599 2.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.34%


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