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Should I remove Uplay?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #237
United States Rank #387
Reach 2.8423%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.39 days
454.15 days >
Average installed length: 238.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0 0.01%
8.0 0.03%
7.5 0.08%
7.4 0.42%
7.3 0.53%
7.1 0.46%
7.0 0.15%
6.1 0.31%
6.0 0.29%
5.2 0.66%
5.1 0.81%
5.0 0.34%
4.9 5.67%
4.8 3.02%
4.7 1.70%
4.6 2.14%
4.5 3.36%
4.4 1.32%
4.3 9.23%
4.2 3.47%
4.0 6.48%
3.2 2.03%
3.0 10.73%
2.1 6.18%
2.0 38.02%
17.1 0.00%
17.0 0.06%
15.0 0.62%
14.0 0.42%
13.0 0.32%
12.1 0.20%
12.0 0.13%
10.0 0.81%

Other programs by Ubisoft

Uplay

What is Uplay?

Uplay is a digital distribution, digital rights management, multiplayer and communications service created by Ubisoft to provide an experience similar to the achievements/trophies offered by various other game companies. Uplay allows players to connect with other gamers, and to earn rewards based on achievements (called "Actions") in Uplay enabled games. Each Uplay enabled game has four specific actions that can be accomplished, earning the player Uplay points, which are referred to as Units. Each action grants the player either 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 or 40 Units, which can then be used to unlock game-related rewards; though the Units are not bound to the specific games they were earned in, and may be used to purchase rewards from any available game.

Overview

The most common release is 2.0, 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 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 uplay.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 115.13 MB (120,720,517 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ubi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 115.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Uplay

Program executable:uplay.exe
Uplay launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\ubisoft\ubisoft game launcher\uplay.exe
MD5:b40d92d363df760f4d3e1e1bba44d3c2
Additional files:
  • npuplaypchub.dll - Uplay PC Hub Plugin (0.3)
  • Uninstall.exe - Uplay 4.2 installer (Ubisoft Uplay Installer)
  • npuplaypc.dll - Uplay PC (Uplay PC Plugin)
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • steam_api64.dll (by Valve)
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • libmp3lame-ttv.dll
  • overlay.dll
  • overlay64.dll
  • swresample-ttv-0.dll
  • twitchsdk_32_release.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2_loader.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r264.dll
  • UbisoftGameLauncher.exe
  • UbisoftGameLauncher64.exe
  • uplay_r1.dll
  • uplay_r1_loader.dll
  • uplay_r164.dll
  • UplayCrashReporter.exe
  • UplayService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npuplaypc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npuplaypc.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npuplaypc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'ubisoft.com/uplaypc' with a plugin key of 'ubisoft.com/uplaypc'.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uplay.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6325695F-095E-48BB-A26D-E16C9DC82680}' (runs on registration).
  • UbisoftGameLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7DDF20BA-DBF3-449F-B6D7-AA6D3E0B530C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UbisoftGameLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\UbisoftGameLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Uplay?

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

How do I reset my web browser?

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

HOW DOES IT RUN?
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#237

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.62%
Windows 8 40.02%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows XP 0.48%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.25%
Windows 8.1 13.64%
Windows 7 Professional 9.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.61%
Windows 10 Home 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.44%
  Germany 8.24%
  France 7.15%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Canada 3.77%
  Australia 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.20%
  Italy 2.17%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Sweden 2.09%
  DK 1.57%
  Poland 1.53%
  Norway 1.41%
  Belgium 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.82%
Hewlett-Packard 16.54%
Acer 16.21%
GIGABYTE 13.54%
Dell 11.78%
Lenovo 5.40%
Alienware 4.01%
MSI 3.40%
Toshiba 3.01%
Samsung 2.51%
Intel 1.17%
Medion 1.15%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.96%
MSI MS-7821 3.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.90%
MSI MS-7758 2.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.10%
MSI MS-7751 2.02%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com

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