24,843,586 programs installed

Should I remove Happy Cloud Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #2,449
United States Rank #1,837
Reach 0.3379%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.54 days
192.88 days >
Average installed length: 101.35 days


4.54 0.52%
4.28 1.81%
3.72 8.29%
3.59 8.38%
3.41 9.24%
3.36 4.06%
3.18 0.69%
1.386 16.93%
1.374 23.49%
1.368 13.21%
1.342 5.79%
1.338 3.37%
1.308 2.50%
1.303 0.26%
1.293 0.95%
1.291 0.09%
1.275 0.43%

Typically installed together

Happy Cloud Client

What is Happy Cloud Client?  (from Happy Cloud)

The Happy Cloud network lets you play games on demand, much like video on demand for your cable TV--no more waiting for long downloads. Happy Cloud uses cloud-computing technology to deliver streaming games. Instead of streaming the video as YouTube does, Happy Cloud streams the actual game media and resources. Eventua...  Read more


Happy Cloud Client is a software program developed by Happy Cloud. The most common release is 1.374, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HappyCloudService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 6.91 MB (7,250,504 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 65% of users of Happy Cloud Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HappyCloud\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HappyCloud\Application\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 6.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Happy Cloud Client

Program executable:HappyCloudService.exe
Additional files:
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll (by The Happy Cloud) - Happy Cloud Plugin (Happy Cloud Web Plugin)
  • HCTeraLoader.exe
  • detourfileops.dll - HappyCloudService (DetourFileOps DLL)
  • HappyCloudService.exe
  • hcfwexcp.exe
  • hcgameapi.dll
  • hcuninstaller.exe - Happy Cloud Game Uninstaller
  • uninstaller.exe
  • HCLOTROLoader.exe
  • hcwebwindow.exe
  • HCDDOLoader.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npHappyCloudPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'thehappycloud.com/HappyCloudPlugin' with a plugin key of 'thehappycloud.com/HappyCloudPlugin'.
Scheduled Task
  • HCLOTROLoader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A96F4E5-FC79-4016-8448-EE7D51DCAF10}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Happy Cloud Client?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Happy Cloud Client you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 8 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.84%
Windows 8 18.81%
Windows Vista 3.71%
Windows XP 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.42%
Windows 8 9.17%
Windows 7 Professional 7.53%
Windows 8 Pro 3.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.69%
  Canada 4.32%
  Brazil 4.04%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  Germany 2.86%
  Australia 2.02%
  France 1.46%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Spain 0.84%
  Italy 0.70%
  Russia 0.63%
  Czech Republic 0.63%
  Israel 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.13%
Acer 16.86%
ASUS 15.07%
Dell 12.96%
Toshiba 6.11%
Lenovo 4.43%
Alienware 3.69%
Samsung 2.74%
Sony 2.21%
Intel 1.90%
MSI 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.36%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.31%
Dell XPS 8300 1.31%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.05%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.05%

comments1 comment

user comment
user comment
yolo 10 months ago
tried to unistall the happy cloud like you said and when i try and remove it its says that all windows should be closed and then stops even though there are none open can anyone help plz?