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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,668
United States Rank #1,624
Reach 0.4766%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.19 days
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Average installed length: 95.88 days

Heroes of the Storm


Heroes of the Storm is a program developed by Blizzard Entertainment. 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 heroesswitcher.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 1.1 GB (1,180,821,808 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 46% of users of Heroes of the Storm come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.battle.net/support/en/games/heroes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Heroes of the Storm
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\Blizzard Uninstaller.exe" --lang=enUS --uid=heroes --displayname="Heroes of the Storm"
Estimated size: 1.1 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Heroes of the Storm

Program executable:heroesswitcher.exe
Name:HeroesSwitcher (Retail)
Path:C:\Program Files\heroes of the storm\support\heroesswitcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Heroes of the Storm.exe - Heroes of the Storm Setup
  • HeroesOfTheStorm.exe - Heroes of the Storm (Retail) (Heroes of the Storm)
  • HeroesOfTheStorm_x64.exe
  • HeroesSwitcher_x64.exe - HeroesSwitcher (Retail) (HeroesSwitcher)
  • BlizzardError.exe - BlizzardError
  • Battle.net.dll - Battle.net (Battle.net Client Library)
  • Battle.net-64.dll
  • Agent.exe - Blizzard File Switcher
  • Blizzard Uninstaller.exe - Blizzard Uninstaller
  • ErrorReporter.exe - Blizzard Error Reporter
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • D3DCompiler_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx11_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • d3dx9_42.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • fmodex_4_44_23.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Ex Sound System)
  • fmodex64_4_44_23.dll (by Firelight Technologies)
  • Heroes of the Storm Public Test.exe - Heroes of the Storm Public Test
  • icudt52.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin52.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc52.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • msvcr80.dll
  • PrePopulateCache.exe
  • reshade setup.exe (by Crosire) - ReShade (ReShade Setup Tool)
  • ReShade32.dll (by Crosire) - Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit
  • ReShade64.dll - Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit
  • RzAPM.DLL (by Razer USA) - Razer APM Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Heroes of the Storm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE186B6C-527E-489E-925A-F887D865B7C9}' (runs on registration).
  • BlizzardError.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A577FC53-97B3-4914-8B65-9C9869DE92FC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Heroes of the Storm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Heroes of the Storm\Heroes of the Storm.exe'.

How do I remove Heroes of the Storm?

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

Win 8 55%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 55.43%
Windows 7 43.79%
Windows Vista 0.57%
Windows XP 0.19%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.53%
Windows 8.1 18.20%
Windows 10 Home 14.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.18%
Windows 10 Pro 7.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  France 7.18%
  Canada 4.61%
  Germany 4.17%
  United Kingdom 4.03%
  Sweden 2.67%
  DK 2.38%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Australia 2.20%
  Italy 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Spain 1.56%
  Poland 1.39%
  Russia 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.41%
Hewlett-Packard 16.92%
Acer 14.46%
Dell 11.17%
Lenovo 8.06%
Alienware 4.77%
MSI 4.47%
Toshiba 3.82%
Samsung 1.93%
Medion 0.95%
Intel 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 19.31%
MSI MS-7821 3.11%
LENOVO 20378 2.59%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
MSI MS-7850 1.97%
MSI MS-7693 1.92%

About Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game developer & publisher that originally concentrated primarily on the creation of game ports for other studios before beginning development of their own program with the development of games like Rock n' Roll Racing & The Lost Vikings.
Publisher URL: us.blizzard.com


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