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Should I remove WildTangent Games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #84
United States Rank #67
Reach 6.1552%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.16 days
447.14 days >
Average installed length: 234.94 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.4.0 31.27%
1.0.3.0 30.18%
1.0.2.5 14.05%
1.0.2.4 0.02%
1.0.1.5 8.35%
1.0.1.3 1.33%
1.0.0.89 0.02%
1.0.0.80 2.12%
1.0.0.73 0.01%
1.0.0.71 5.86%
1.0.0.66 0.42%
1.0.0.62 0.93%
1.0.0.0 5.43%

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WildTangent Games

What is WildTangent Games?

WildTangent game network powers game services for several PC manufacturers including HP, Dell, Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, Acer and Sony VAIO. WildTangent's catalog includes over 1,500 games from 3rd-party developers. Approximately 30 of the games in the WildTangent catalog were produced by the company's own WildTangent Game Studios. The rest of the games on the WildTangent game network are from other game developers and publishers. this includes game like Mall World which the company has represented to integrate major brands.

About  (from WildTangent)

Download the WildTangent Games App on your PC or Android mobile device to enjoy thousands of the newest and most popular games. Play full version games for free. Use WildCoins to rent or buy games and in-game items.

Overview

It is typically pre-installed with most new Toshiba computers. The most common release is 1.0.4.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 wtap.dll. The setup package generally installs about 206 files and is usually about 640.67 KB (656,048 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.
WildTangent Games is typically pre-installed with Dell computers.
Some users and experts alike have reported that this program is considered bloatware or bundleware. Such software is optional and can be safely removed if you do not utilize the features of the progam.
  • It is usually licensed for use only on the Dell PC on which it was pre-installed.
  • It is often time or functionally (lite version) limited for Dell computers.
  • If you do not use this program you might consider remvoing it as it often consumes system resources, even if not actively being run, adversely affecting system responsiveness.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 640.67 KB

Program filesFiles installed by WildTangent Games

Program module:wtap.dll
Name:Wild Games
Path:C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA Games\Ballistik\wtap.dll
MD5:ce401b5a30f31f2a75e1231af53fb5e4
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - WildTangent Uninstaller
  • ConsHk.dll - ConsHk Dynamic Link Library
  • launcher.exe - Game Explorer Categories (Installer for Game Explorer Categories)
  • provider.exe
  • GDF.dll - WildTangent GDF DLL (WildTangent GDF Helper)
  • WTA-c957c7d8-5d2e-4898-bdcb-9426d16dc047-wextr.exe - WIRE Atom Installer (WIRE installer for ${PRODUCTCODENAME})
  • GameConsole-wt.dll - Game Console (GameConsole)
  • GameConsole-wt.exe
  • DRM0302.dll - DRM3 Module (WildTangent DRM Module)
  • GameConsoleService.exe - GameConsole (GameConsoleService)
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller
  • WTHk.dll - WTHk
  • help.exe - 1.0.0.0 (FATE help launcher)
  • alohatripeaks-WT.exe - Aloha TriPeaks
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe - Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
  • Bejeweled2-WT.exe
  • bejeweled3-WT.exe - Bejeweled 3
  • Blackhawk2-WT.exe - Blackhawk Striker 2
  • buildalot2-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 2
  • Buildalot3-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 3
  • Cake Mania-WT.exe - Cake Mania
  • Chuzzle Deluxe-WT.exe - Chuzzle Deluxe
  • Chuzzle-WT.exe
  • Diner Dash-WT.exe - Diner Dash
  • Faerie Solitaire Oberon-WT.exe - Faerie Solitaire
  • farmscapes-WT.exe - Farmscapes
  • Fate-WT.exe - FATE
  • GHScrabble-WT.exe - Scrabble
  • golf-WT.exe - Polar Golfer
  • Insaniquarium Deluxe-WT.exe - Insaniquarium Deluxe
  • JewelQuest3-WT.exe - Jewel Quest 3
  • jewelquestsolitaire2-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 2
  • JQSolitaire3-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 3
  • MonopolyPB-WT.exe - Monopoly
  • Mystery P.I. - The London Caper-WT.exe - Mystery P.I. - The London Caper
  • penguins-WT.exe - Penguins!
  • Plants vs. Zombies-WT.exe - Plants vs. Zombies
  • plantsvszombies-WT.exe - Plants vs. Zombies - Game of the Year
  • PolarPool-WT.exe - Polar Pool
  • Polar-WT.exe - Polar Bowler
  • Racing-WT.exe - Final Drive: Nitro
  • SCRABBLE PLUS-WT.exe - Scrabble Plus
  • Slingo Deluxe-WT.exe - Slingo Deluxe
  • Virtual Families-WT.exe - Virtual Families
  • virtualvillagers4thetreeoflife-WT.exe - Virtual Villagers 4 - The Tree of Life
  • Wheel Of Fortune-WT.exe - Wheel of Fortune 2
  • WinBej2-WT.exe
  • WTDownloader.exe - WTDownloader
  • Yahtzee-WT.exe - Yahtzee
  • Zuma Deluxe-WT.exe - Zuma Deluxe
  • Zuma's Revenge-WT.exe - Zuma's Revenge
  • Zuma-WT.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1048A82E-8B38-4287-B7CA-A9EB133BD149}' (runs on registration).
  • Penguins-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6BF59B3-8274-4EC7-8894-A602C342B710}' (runs on registration).
  • GameConsole-wt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9804DC2-DF72-4A95-A68E-7477876D9B44}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • GameConsoleService.exe runs as a service named 'GameConsoleService' (GameConsoleService) "GameConsole management services".

How do I remove WildTangent Games?

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

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#84

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.35%
Windows 7 38.53%
Windows Vista 2.84%
Windows XP 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.69%
Windows 8.1 27.92%
Windows 8 24.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.28%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.14%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.52%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Canada 3.50%
  Australia 2.80%
  Italy 1.99%
  France 1.68%
  Germany 1.17%
  Brazil 1.11%
  India 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.80%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Sweden 0.57%
  New Zealand 0.56%
  Mexico 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 29.81%
Hewlett-Packard 27.84%
Acer 17.86%
Dell 10.73%
Samsung 7.47%
ASUS 6.08%
Sony 0.21%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.54%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.32%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.12%

About WildTangent

WildTangent provides branded game services for several PC manufacturers including Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Dell,, Acer and Sony VAIO.
Publisher URL: www.wildtangent.com

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