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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,627
United States Rank #2,321
Reach 0.5395%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.96 days
441.29 days >
Average installed length: 231.87 days

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GameSpy Arcade

What is GameSpy Arcade?

GameSpy Arcade is a shareware multiplayer game server browsing utility. GameSpy Arcade allows players to view and connect to available multiplayer games, and chat with other users of the service. GameSpy Arcade includes various other features which enhance its overall functionality including the ability for users to have their own profiles. GameSpy Arcade is free. However the software maintains shareware status as there are three different subscription levels. These levels provide benefits, each according to their price. GameSpy Arcade allows users to play games online such as Halo, Command & Conquer as well as various other First-Person-Shooters and Strategy games.


GameSpy Arcade is a program developed by GameSpy. 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 Aphex.exe. The software installer includes 139 files and is usually about 10.33 MB (10,833,064 bytes). fpupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 33% of users of GameSpy Arcade come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\gamespy arcade
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\GameSpy Arcade\UNWISE.EXE C:\Program Files1\GameSpy Arcade\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 10.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GameSpy Arcade

Program executable:Aphex.exe
Name:GameSpy Arcade
Path:C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Aphex.exe
Additional files:
  • BaseSvc2.dll - BaseServices Dynamic Link Library (BaseServices DLL)
  • rwvoice.dll (by Resounding Technology) - Roger Wilco rwvoice (Roger Wilco voice processing library)
  • GSAPak.exe - Aphid Application (Aphid MFC Application)
  • rwnet.dll (by Resounding Technology) - Roger Wilco rwnet (Roger Wilco networking library)
  • RptCrash.exe - RptCrash Module (Reports Crashes in GameSpy software to GameSpy)
  • Aphex.exe (by IGN Entertainment) - GameSpy Arcade
  • ArcadeRes.dll - GameSpy Arcade 1.1
  • ArcRes.dll (by IGN Entertainment)
  • ArcadeInstallFull205-google.exe
  • fpupdate.exe
  • gslan.dll
  • gsws.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Aphex.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBBD6E15-AD15-42E7-99AC-F265E066468F}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{E97A38AD-3494-4111-9A3C-71C8A34C613F}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • fpupdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra\FEARCombat\fpupdate.exe'.
  • Aphex.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GameSpy Arcade\Aphex.exe'.

How do I remove GameSpy Arcade?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.96%
Windows XP 11.25%
Windows 8 8.11%
Windows Vista 7.52%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.23%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.19%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.34%
Windows 7 Professional 7.16%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.02%
Windows 8 Pro 2.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.22%
  Germany 9.13%
  United Kingdom 4.27%
  Brazil 3.01%
  Australia 2.72%
  Canada 2.43%
  France 2.28%
  Iran 1.85%
  Poland 1.85%
  India 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  Sweden 1.60%
  Hungary 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.58%
Acer 18.84%
Dell 14.41%
ASUS 8.47%
Toshiba 6.39%
American Megatrends 3.98%
Lenovo 3.91%
Samsung 2.61%
Intel 2.22%
Sony 1.89%
Medion 1.24%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.46%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.36%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 1.15%
MSI MS-7592 1.04%

About GameSpy

GameSpy, a division of IGN Entertainment, operates a network of game websites and provides online video game-related services and software.
Publisher URL: www.gamespy.com


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