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10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,508
United States Rank #19,897
Reach 0.0880%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 139.51 days
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Average installed length: 559.52 days


2.70.0000 25.71%

AION Free-To-Play

What is AION Free-To-Play?

Aion is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

About  (from Gameforge 4D GmbH)

AION has been switched from a subscription based system to the free-to-play model. This switch spares your wallet from the start: there are no monthly charges or costs for registration and the game client. The whole world of Atreia and all its regions is open for your exploration: all the quests, all playable classes, ...  Read more


AION Free-To-Play is a software program developed by Gameforge 4D GmbH. 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 Evolution.exe. The setup package generally installs about 50 files and is usually about 17.81 MB (18,678,196 bytes). The installed file NCUpdater.dll 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 22% of users of AION Free-To-Play come from France, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Gameforge.com
Help link: aionfreetoplay.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gameforge\AION Free-To-Play\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6A9EF6CF-7630-4E33-AE22-7D70F3AF4B05}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AION Free-To-Play

Program executable:Evolution.exe
Name:Launcher Evolution
Path:C:\Program Files\Gameforge\AION Free-To-Play\Evolution.exe
Additional files:
  • NCLauncher.exe (by NCSOFT) - NCLauncher Module
  • NCUpdater.dll (by NCSOFT) - NCUpdater Dynamic Link Library
  • UserSysInfoCollector.exe - UserSysInfoCollector (UserSystemInformationCollector)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NCLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{01DA7B61-05F9-4983-B944-7F6A716A52D4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GameforgeLive\Games\DEU_deu\AION\NCLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove AION Free-To-Play?

You can uninstall AION Free-To-Play 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AION Free-To-Play, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AION Free-To-Play.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.06%
Windows 10 32.34%
Windows Vista 2.59%
Windows XP 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.28%
Windows 8.1 11.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.85%
Windows 10 Home 5.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.06% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 22.06%
  Germany 20.62%
  Italy 7.85%
  United States 6.24%
  Spain 4.80%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  Poland 4.20%
  Belgium 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.22%
  Austria 1.62%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Canada 1.44%
  Switzerland 1.38%
  Romania 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.87%
Hewlett-Packard 21.20%
ASUS 17.63%
Dell 8.39%
Lenovo 3.57%
Samsung 3.36%
Toshiba 3.36%
Medion 2.41%
Alienware 1.89%
MSI 1.47%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.85%
MSI MS-7758 2.41%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.97%

Publisher URL: www.gameforge.com


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