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Should I remove HP Game Console?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
United States Rank #38,604
Reach 0.0009%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 61.33 days
703.85 days >
Average installed length: 369.82 days

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HP Game Console

What is HP Game Console?

HP Game Console is preinstalled with most Hewlett-Packard computers. This is an HP branded gaming console around WildTangent. If you do not play WildTangent games or do not wish to use the trail versions you may uninstall this software.

About  (from WildTangent)

Have fun with your PC with HP Games powered by Wild Tangent and play over 750 games. WildTangent operates a cross-device games service that allows consumers around the world to access games through our convenient WildTangent Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platforms including,...  Read more

Overview

It is typically pre-installed with most new Hewlett-Packard computers. 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. 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 primary executable is named GameConsoleService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 6.78 MB (7,106,101 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on some PCs

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wildtangent.com/?dp=hpdesktop
Help link: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP Games\HP Game Console
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HP Games\HP Game Console\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 6.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Game Console

Program executable:GameConsoleService.exe
Name:GameConsole
GameConsoleService
Signed by:WildTangent Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\HP Games\HP Game Console\GameConsoleService.exe
MD5:ce16683cfd11fe70bde435dda5ea1fca
GameConsoleService is the web service portion of WildTangent which is typically installed with various OEM PCs such as HP called the My HP Game Console.
Additional files:
  • ConsHk.dll - ConsHk Dynamic Link Library
  • Uninstall.exe - HP Game Console
  • GameConsole-wt.exe - Game Console (GameConsole)
  • DRM0302.dll - DRM3 Module (WildTangent DRM Module)
  • GameConsoleService.exe - GameConsole (GameConsoleService)
  • WTHk.dll - WTHk
  • MUIStartmenuLink.exe
  • WTDownloader.exe - WTDownloader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WTDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A99F7BB-C30A-4201-AE40-464C2AF99D2C}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • GameConsoleService.exe runs as a service named 'GameConsoleService' (GameConsoleService) "GameConsole management services".

How do I remove HP Game Console?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 8%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows XP 33.33%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  Canada 5.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 58.33%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Gateway 8.33%
American Megatrends 8.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite P305D 10.00%
HP Pavilion 061 RC664AA-A... 10.00%
HP Pavilion 061 PX759AA-A... 10.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 10.00%
HP G62 Notebook PC 10.00%
HP G60 Notebook PC 10.00%

About WildTangent

WildTangent provides branded game services for several PC manufacturers including Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Dell,, Acer and Sony VAIO.
Publisher URL: www.wildtangent.com

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