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Should I remove Aion?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
33% remove it67% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,699
United States Rank #10,507
Reach 0.0172%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.56 days
989.96 days >
Average installed length: 520.15 days


VersionDistribution 0.29% 0.88% 0.29%
2.0 1.47%
1.9.1022.1860 0.88% 1.18% 14.16% 0.29%

Typically installed together



Aion is a program developed by NCsoft. The most used version is, with over 17% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is Eternal-Dream.exe. The software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 9.56 MB (10,024,042 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 70% of users of Aion come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: NCsoft
URL: us.ncsoft.com
Help link: support.ncsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCsoft\Aion
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe" /Uninstall=Aion
Estimated size: 9.56 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Aion

Program executable:Eternal-Dream.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ncsoft\AionEU\Eternal-Dream.exe
Additional files:
  • GamezAion.exe (by www.gamezaion.com) - www.gamezaion.com (GamezAion Launcher)
  • ncuninstaller.exe - NcUninstaller
  • IALauncher.exe
  • _Launcher.exe - NCLauncher
  • NC.Bootstrap.exe - NC.BootStrap
  • NC.Logging.dll
  • NCAccess.exe - NCAccess
  • NCLauncher.exe - NCSOFT Launcher
  • NLog.dll (by NLog) - NLog - .NET Logging Library (NLog for .NET 2.0)
  • UnRar.Net.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NCLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DFDBE8ED-4244-4A39-9094-6A961B9773AD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • NCLauncher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NCsoft Launcher' and executes as C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe /Minimized.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • _Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCSoft\Launcher\_Launcher.exe'.
  • NCLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCsoft\Launcher\NCLauncher.exe'.
  • NCAccess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NCsoft\Launcher\NCAccess.exe'.
Network connections
  • NCLauncher.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:88.91 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0066067420%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00431233%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00229442%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:136,937,207
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:24.28 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:26.82 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Aion?

You can uninstall Aion 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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 33%
Keep it 67%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.34%
Windows 10 17.40%
Windows Vista 5.60%
Windows XP 2.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.16%
Windows 7 Professional 9.17%
Windows 10 Home 7.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.96%
  Canada 4.20%
  Australia 3.57%
  France 2.94%
  Germany 2.94%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Thailand 0.84%
  Belgium 0.84%
  Korea 0.84%
  New Zealand 0.84%
  United Kingdom 0.84%
  Switzerland 0.63%
  Austria 0.63%
  Czech Republic 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.65%
Dell 20.42%
Acer 14.66%
ASUS 11.52%
Alienware 7.33%
Toshiba 3.14%
Lenovo 2.09%
Intel 1.05%
MSI 1.05%
American Megatrends 1.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.04%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 4.32%
Dell XPS 8300 3.60%
TOSHIBA Satellite P855 2.16%
ASUSTeK G73Jh 2.16%
Gateway DX4860 2.16%


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