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Should I remove Stronghold?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,219
United States Rank #7,564
Reach 0.0476%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.83 days
997.88 days >
Average installed length: 524.31 days


1.20.0000 75.15%

Typically installed together


What is Stronghold?  (from Firefly Studios Ltd)

Firefly Studios' STRONGHOLD is the culmination of our long-standing desire to create the ultimate castle building game. It is a unique cross between a city builder and a real time strategy game. The key to the game is the castle; designing it, managing it and defending it. Each of these elements has its place in STRO...  Read more


Stronghold is a software program developed by Firefly Studios Ltd. 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 stronghold.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 10.18 MB (10,670,240 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 52% of users of Stronghold come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fireflyworlds.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=270&Itemid=294
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C917BA70-28A3-4C74-B163-41FD8C8E1A5A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.18 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Stronghold

Program executable:stronghold.exe
Name:SecuROM Matroschka
SecuROM Matroschka Loader
Path:C:\Program Files\firefly studios\stronghold\stronghold.exe
Additional files:
  • Stronghold1GDF.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Stronghold.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold\Stronghold.exe'.

How do I remove Stronghold?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.50%
Windows 8 16.74%
Windows Vista 6.28%
Windows XP 4.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.72%
Windows 7 Professional 9.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 8.1 7.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.89%
  Germany 23.81%
  United Kingdom 3.54%
  France 3.30%
  Canada 3.17%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Austria 2.20%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Australia 1.34%
  Poland 1.22%
  Italy 0.85%
  Norway 0.49%
  Switzerland 0.37%
  Finland 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.80%
Dell 18.13%
Acer 16.80%
ASUS 12.00%
Medion 7.47%
Samsung 4.00%
Toshiba 2.40%
Lenovo 2.13%
Alienware 2.13%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.30%
MEDION MS-7797 2.30%
Acer Aspire M7720 1.84%

Publisher URL: www.fireflyworlds.com


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