84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Aeria Ignite?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,250
United States Rank #2,527
Reach 0.2828%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.19 days
388.98 days >
Average installed length: 204.38 days


1.13.3296 87.28%
1.12.2732 3.70%
1.12.2553 2.12%
1.12.2400 0.86%
1.12.2319 0.02%
1.11.2111 3.52%
1.10.1978 0.02%
1.10.1960 0.02%
1.10.1721 1.45%
1.9.1511 0.45%
1.7.1238 0.34%
1.7.1199 0.05%
1.6.1062 0.11%
1.6.989 0.07%

Aeria Ignite

What is Aeria Ignite?  (from Aeria Games & Entertainment)

One-stop shop for all your games, friends and updates Plus the only place you can find our Free Loot Box.


Aeria Ignite is a program developed by Aeria Games & Entertainment. The most used version is 1.13.3296, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is aeriaignite.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 87.8 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 2.62 MB (2,751,790 bytes). igniteupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Aeria Ignite come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aeriagames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Aeria Games\Ignite\
Uninstaller: msiexec.exe /x {815928D4-B230-40C7-AEEF-FCC3DC4B3C59}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Aeria Ignite

Program executable:aeriaignite.exe
Name:Aeria Ignite
Signed by:Aeria Games and Entertainment
Path:C:\Program Files\Aeria Games\Ignite\aeriaignite.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • ignnotificator.exe - Aeria Ignite Notificator
  • igniteexecutor.exe - Aeria Ignite Executor
  • ignhandler.exe - Aeria Ignite Handler
  • igniteupdater.exe - Aeria Ignite Updater
  • ignupdate.exe - Aeria Ignite Update
  • AGConnect.dll - Aeria Games C# SDK (AGConnect)
  • AGAkamai.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • aeriaignite.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{33B2CCCF-4782-4527-A8A2-9C98F9DC3A30}' (runs on registration).
  • ignupdate.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Aeria Ignite Update' (runs daily at 12:00 AM).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • aeriaignite.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Aeria Ignite' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Aeria Games\Ignite\aeriaignite.exe" silent.
Network connections
  • aeriaignite.exe connects to a23-214-212-82.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 443).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:87.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0059720419%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00215054%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00382151%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,948,358
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:13.52 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Aeria Ignite?

You can uninstall Aeria Ignite 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 Aeria Ignite, 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 Aeria Ignite.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.72%
Windows 10 36.86%
Windows Vista 2.37%
Windows XP 2.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.50%
Windows 8.1 13.81%
Windows 7 Professional 7.25%
Windows 10 Home 6.24%
Windows 8 4.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.53%
  France 7.55%
  Germany 7.11%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Canada 4.21%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Italy 2.35%
  Netherlands 1.62%
  Philippines 1.62%
  Australia 1.62%
  Belgium 1.42%
  Mexico 1.37%
  Spain 1.00%
  Turkey 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.42%
Acer 20.53%
ASUS 14.29%
Dell 13.30%
Toshiba 6.03%
Lenovo 4.37%
Samsung 4.19%
Alienware 2.41%
MSI 1.51%
Intel 0.96%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.25%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.97%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.49%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.01%

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
.Kisses.over a year ago
You can start the game w/o using Ignite and/or hacks. I use it only to collect the free rewards every 2 hours, there is a settings button in the upper right corner of ignite where you can select the download path for any downloads you might do using Aeria Ignite and also a check box for "Start with Windows" option. I'm using this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zCbooQXv1I it uses up to 3 times less resources than Ignite and helps me remember to get my free rewards ;)
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Violetover a year ago
This launcher program is mandatory to play any of the MMO games associated with the company--which has provoked a lot of complaints from the players. Some have developed workaround hacks, allowing them to remove this program and still access their games.