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Should I remove WildTangent Games App Acer Games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,684
United States Rank #6,895
Reach 0.0322%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 124.93 days
1289.02 days >
Average installed length: 677.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.6.14 1.45%
4.0.5.37 2.42%
4.0.5.36 16.43%
4.0.5.32 7.25%
4.0.5.31 14.98%
4.0.5.25 2.90%
4.0.5.21 3.86%
4.0.5.14 27.05%
4.0.5.12 0.48%
4.0.5.5 3.86%
4.0.5.2 7.25%
4.0.4.16 2.42%
4.0.4.15 3.86%
4.0.4.12 4.83%
4.0.4.9 0.97%

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WildTangent Games App Acer Games

What is WildTangent Games App Acer Games?

WildTangent powers game services for several PC manufacturers including Acer branded as Acer Games. WildTangent Games App (Acer Games) is pre-installed on Acer PC and provides access to a variety of Wild Tangent video games.

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 Acer computers. The most common release is 4.0.5.14, 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 GamesAppService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 7.57 MB (7,934,362 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wildtangent.com/support?dp=acerdt
Help link: www.wildtangent.com/support?dp=acerlt
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WildTangent Games\App
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WildTangent Games\Touchpoints\acer\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 7.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WildTangent Games App Acer Games

Program executable:GamesAppService.exe
Name:WildTangent Games App
GamesAppService
Signed by:WildTangent Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\WildTangent Games\App\GamesAppService.exe
MD5:c403c5db49a0f9aaf4f2128edc0106d8
(From the publisher) “The WildTangent Games App is pre-installed on most major PCs shipped worldwide including HP, Dell, Acer. Mobile carriers including Sprint, T-Mobile and others as well as device manufacturers such as Sony and Huawei are...”
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Update Installer for WildTangent Games App
  • GameConsole-wt.exe - WildTangent Games App
  • GamesAppIntegrationService.exe - WildTangent Games App Integration Service
  • GamesAppService.exe - GamesAppService
  • COMScore.exe - GameLauncher
  • GameLauncher.exe
  • GameLauncherDll.dll - Wild Games
  • GameConsole.exe - Updater
  • ProtectorProxy.exe - ProtectorProxy
  • WTDownloader.exe - WTDownloader

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GameConsole-wt.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E0C03620-20B1-4126-B505-F064BD3E5CEF}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • GamesAppService.exe runs as a service named 'GamesAppService' (GamesAppService) "WT Games App Services".
  • GamesAppIntegrationService.exe runs as a service named 'GamesAppIntegrationService' (GamesAppIntegrationService) "WT Games App Services".
Network connections
  • GameConsole-wt.exe connects to www.wildtangent.com (209.67.99.89 port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameConsole-wt.exe
Memory:286.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0056797225%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00203253%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00364720%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:843
70 average
GamesAppIntegrationService.exe
Memory:66.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0019517218%
Kernel CPU:0.00171854%
User CPU:0.00023318%
CPU cycles/sec:13,277,703
Switches/sec:2
I/O reads/min:26 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
GamesAppService.exe
Memory:3.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0004219106%
Kernel CPU:0.00016449%
User CPU:0.00025742%
CPU cycles/sec:3,763
I/O reads/min:549 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove WildTangent Games App Acer Games?

Quickly and completely remove WildTangent Games App (Acer 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 App Acer 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 App (Acer 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 App Acer Games.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win 8 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 98.54%
Windows 8 1.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 91.18%
Windows 7 Starter 6.37%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 0.98%
Windows 8 Pro 0.49%
Windows 7 Professional 0.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.97%
  Canada 13.62%
  Mexico 0.62%
  Thailand 0.62%
  Argentina 0.31%
  Spain 0.31%
  Honduras 0.31%
  Sri Lanka 0.31%
  Malaysia 0.31%
  Netherlands 0.31%
  TT 0.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 99.51%
Dell 0.49%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5742 8.00%
Acer Aspire 7741 8.00%
Acer Aspire 5253 7.50%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 5.00%
Acer Aspire 5552 4.50%
Acer Aspire 5736Z 4.00%

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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