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Should I remove GameShadow?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,161
United States Rank #24,586
Reach 0.0149%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.27 days
863.50 days >
Average installed length: 453.70 days


1.91.0000 95.22%
1.83.0000 4.78%

Typically installed together


What is GameShadow?

GameShadow is an advertising-supported software utility that keeps PC gamers up-to-date with patches, game demos, trailers, mods and other content.

About  (from Aardwork Software Ltd)

GameShadow is a PC content delivery and patching system that enables PC gamers to receive proactive data and online access to the latest PC game patches, video drivers, demos, movies and MODS without having to search the Internet for them. Once installed GameShadow determines which versions of games are installed on an...  Read more


GameShadow is a software program developed by Aardwork Software Ltd. The most common release is 1.91.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named sh3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 8.15 MB (8,543,742 bytes). 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 24% of users of GameShadow come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gameshadow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GameShadow\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{D98C9637-93DA-44DB-B73A-B11A1192AB26}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.15 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by GameShadow

Program executable:sh3.exe
Additional files:
  • ardLocator.dll - GameShadow® (Aardwork Search/Compare Component)
  • GameShadow.exe - GameShadow® Version 1.9.1
  • gmsAccount.dll - GameShadow Account Handling Component
  • gmsConfig.dll - GameShadow Configuration Component
  • gmsData.dll - GameShadow Data Handling Component
  • gmsSOAP.dll - GameShadow SOAP Component
  • GSDownload.exe - GameShadow® Downloader
  • GSDR.exe
  • MBBrowse.ocx (by Marco Bellinaso) - MB BrowseForFolder Control
  • ARProgBar.ocx (by Alvaro Redondo) - AR Progress Bar Control
  • exsEventHandler.dll (by Express Solutions Ltd) - exsEventHandler
  • exsBasicTimer.dll (by Express Solutions Ltd) - exsBasicTimer
  • exsConfig.dll - exsConfigMan
  • exsCompress.dll - exsCompress
  • exsTransfer.dll - exsTransfer
  • exsUtils.dll - exsUtils
  • zlib.dll - zlib data compression library

How do I remove GameShadow?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows 8 14.35%
Windows XP 13.40%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 7.66%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.18%
Windows 8.1 6.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.09% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 24.09%
  United States 20.45%
  United Kingdom 13.18%
  France 7.27%
  Australia 4.09%
  Austria 4.09%
  Italy 2.73%
  Poland 2.27%
  Belgium 1.82%
  Canada 1.82%
  South Africa 1.36%
  Spain 1.36%
  Finland 0.91%
  Greece 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.67%
Dell 16.39%
Acer 14.75%
ASUS 9.84%
Toshiba 6.56%
Intel 4.92%
Medion 4.10%
American Megatrends 3.28%
Lenovo 3.28%
Alienware 1.64%
Sahara 1.64%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.70%
Acer Aspire V3-772 1.80%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.80%
Dell Studio 1737 1.80%
Gigabyte H67M-D2-B3 1.80%


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