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Should I remove HP Game Console and games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #46,019
United States Rank #31,278
Reach 0.0019%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.24 days
685.55 days >
Average installed length: 360.20 days

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HP Game Console and games

What is HP Game Console and games?

HP Game Console is preinstalled with most Hewlett-Packard computers. This is an HP branded gaming console around WildTangent.

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

HP Game Console and games is a software program developed by WildTangent. 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 gameconsole.exe. The setup package generally installs about 13 files and is usually about 6.78 MB (7,109,163 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows XP. While about 71% of users of HP Game Console and games come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Canada.

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: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\HP Game Console
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\WildTangent\Apps\hpuninstall.exe
Estimated size: 6.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Game Console and games

Program executable:gameconsole.exe
Name:ArcadeClient
Path:C:\Program Files\wildtangent\apps\hp game console\gameconsole.exe
MD5:9b629da07aa4a50c45616f43d20f4f7e
Additional files:
  • 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
  • WTDownloader.exe - WTDownloader
  • MergeLocalConfig.exe

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 and games?

Quickly and completely remove HP Game Console and games 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 and games 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 and games, 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 and games.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 81%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 88.46%
Windows 7 7.69%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 87.50%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Mexico 11.43%
  Canada 5.71%
  Australia 2.86%
  Estonia 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  New Zealand 2.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 65.38%
Sahara 30.77%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
HP-Pavilion FQ565AA-ABA a... 4.55%
HP Pavilion 061 RC664AA-A... 4.55%
HP Pavilion 061 PX759AA-A... 4.55%
HP Pavilion 061 ER884AA-A... 4.55%
HP Pavilion 061 ED895AA-A... 4.55%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.55%

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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Noviceover a year ago
Do I need this? I don't play any games on my computer.