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Should I remove Rockstar Games Social Club?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #545
United States Rank #961
Reach 1.4314%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.64 days
284.34 days >
Average installed length: 149.40 days


VersionDistribution 0.99% 2.93% 3.30% 3.36% 4.34% 3.29% 17.54% 1.74% 0.12% 0.02% 0.02% 21.77% 9.09% 0.10% 1.58% 6.02% 0.27% 2.94% 0.81% 2.53%
1.00.0000 17.20%

Typically installed together

Rockstar Games Social Club

What is Rockstar Games Social Club?

Rockstar Games Social Club is a free online service provided by Rockstar Games for use with their latest generation of games. Rockstar Games Social Club provides certain different features based on the type of game. Allows users to find tracks created by the community. Once a user finds a track they like, they can mark it as a favourite, rate it and download it.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named RGSCLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 46.78 MB (49,054,803 bytes). The installed file Social Club v1.0.6.1 to v1.0.6.6 Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: socialclub.rockstargames.com
Help link: www.rockstargames.comsupport/index.php
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\rockstar games\social club
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Social Club\uninstallRGSCRedistributable.exe
Estimated size: 46.78 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Rockstar Games Social Club

Program executable:RGSCLauncher.exe
Name:Rockstar Games Social Club
Signed by:Take-Two Interactive Software
Path:C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • Social Club v1.0.5.0 Setup.exe - Rockstar Games Social Club
  • Social Club v1.0.9.5 Setup.exe
  • uninstallRGSCRedistributable.exe
  • LANoire.exe - LANoire_ Application (L.A. Noire)
  • renderer.dll - Social Club Renderer
  • renderer.exe
  • LANLauncher.exe - LANLauncher
  • MaxPayne3.exe - Max Payne 3
  • socialclub.dll - Social Club
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • steam_api64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • subprocess.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - Social Club UI
  • Social Club v1.0.6.1 to v1.0.6.6 Updater.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software)
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • wow_helper.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • renderer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2EEAD6BC-D73A-4F25-83B3-C8A277667A73}' (runs on registration).
  • RGSCLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE388967-11F8-49B1-8704-F1A2DADA351D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • RGSCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'RGSC' and executes as C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe /silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • renderer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Social Club\renderer.exe'.
  • RGSCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Rockstar Games\Rockstar Games Social Club\RGSCLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Rockstar Games Social Club?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 8 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.97%
Windows 8 39.99%
Windows Vista 1.04%
Windows XP 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.72%
Windows 8.1 10.04%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.58%
Windows 10 Home 6.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.57%
  Germany 6.37%
  France 5.51%
  United Kingdom 5.37%
  Canada 3.38%
  Brazil 2.72%
  Russia 2.19%
  Netherlands 2.17%
  Australia 2.15%
  Sweden 2.02%
  Italy 1.91%
  Poland 1.69%
  India 1.61%
  Turkey 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.71%
Acer 16.78%
Hewlett-Packard 16.66%
Dell 11.91%
Lenovo 6.43%
Alienware 3.85%
Toshiba 2.94%
MSI 2.85%
Samsung 2.53%
Intel 1.27%
Medion 0.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.59%
MSI MS-7821 2.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%
MSI MS-7758 2.32%
MSI MS-7693 2.17%

About Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is a video game developer/publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive and is mostly known for Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead, series and the use of open world, free roaming settings in their games.
Publisher URL: www.rockstargames.com


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