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Should I remove BlueStacks Android Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,638
United States Rank #39,780
Reach 0.0026%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 119.72 days
349.16 days >
Average installed length: 183.46 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.1.7.159 58.33%
1.1.4.155 11.11%
1.1.4.154 5.56%
1.1.3.153 25.00%

BlueStacks Android Plugin

Overview

BlueStacks Android Plugin is a software program developed by BlueStack Systems. The most common release is 1.1.7.159, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 1.44 MB (1,512,666 bytes). The installed file hd-updaterservice.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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 48% of users of BlueStacks Android Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bluestacks
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0D47C039-57F7-4A2F-8D7B-EACC99B4A716}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlueStacks Android Plugin

  • hd-agent.exe - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Agent)
  • hd-apkhandler.exe - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-guestcommandrunner.exe - BlueStacks Guest Command Runner
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-quitmultiinstance.exe
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-updaterservice.exe - BlueStacks Updater Service
  • libglesv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libegl.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • adbwinusbapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android ADB API (WinUsb)
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gpslocator-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Locator Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-hypervisor-amd64.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for amd64
  • hd-hypervisor-x86.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for x86
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logger-native.dll - BlueStacks Logger Native Library
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-optipng.exe
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-tilecreator.exe
  • hd-zip.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • hd-updaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Updater Service' (BstHdUpdaterSvc).
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hd-adb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Adb.exe'.

How do I remove BlueStacks Android Plugin?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 50%
Win 7 6%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.89%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.08%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Brazil 5.77%
  Germany 5.77%
  France 3.85%
  BD 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  South Africa 1.92%
  Thailand 1.92%
  Taiwan 1.92%
  India 1.92%
  Austria 1.92%
  Argentina 1.92%
  Pakistan 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.63%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
ASUS 14.81%
Lenovo 11.11%
Dell 7.41%
GIGABYTE 7.41%
Toshiba 3.70%
Sony 3.70%
Medion 3.70%
Common models
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Sony SVF1521J1EW 3.03%
Positivo Informatica SA P... 3.03%
PositivoAG31AP 3.03%
Packard Bell CN-IMDS2185 3.03%

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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