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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,062
United States Rank #1,782
Reach 0.1326%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.96 days
559.36 days >
Average installed length: 293.90 days


VersionDistribution 1.07% 0.34% 12.20% 85.88% 0.50%

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Amazon Games & Software Downloader

What is Amazon Games & Software Downloader?  (from Amazon Services)

You can play free trial versions of over 1,000 game downloads before purchasing them. The free trial version lets you play games on a limited basis; for example, play for a limited amount of time. Purchase the game at any point during or after your trial for unlimited play. You need to install the Amazon Games & Soft...  Read more


Amazon Games & Software Downloader is a program developed by Amazon Services. The most used version is, 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. 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 programs's main executable is AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 3.76 MB of memory. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 8.56 MB (8,974,923 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 98% of users of Amazon Games & Software Downloader come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amazon.com/GamesAndSoftwareDownloads/How
Help link: www.amazon.com/Help/GamesAndSoftwareDownloads
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Games & Software Downloader\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Games & Software Downloader\uninst\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Amazon Games & Software Downloader

Program executable:AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe
Name:Amazon Games & Software Downloader Service
Path:C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Games & Software Downloader\AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe
(From the publisher) “You need to install the Amazon Games & Software Downloader (for Windows XP/Vista/7, 3.0MB) before you can download games and software. The Amazon Games & Software Downloader allows you to download games or software...”
Additional files:
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe - Amazon Games & Software Downloader Service
  • AmazonGSDownloaderTray.exe - TaskTray Application
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • AmazonGSDownloaderDle.dll - Dle Application
  • AmazonGSDownloaderGui.dll - Gui Application
  • mock_messenger.exe
  • utility.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DF04A78B-CDA3-4D67-A4DE-4E142AA395D2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AmazonGSDownloaderTray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named AmazonGSDownloaderTray_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe runs as a service named 'Amazon Download Agent' (Amazon Download Agent).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AmazonGSDownloaderTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AmazonGSDownloaderTray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Amazon\Amazon Games & Software Downloader\AmazonGSDownloaderTray.exe.
Network connections
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe connects to (port 80).
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe connects to (port 80).
  • AmazonGSDownloaderService.exe connects to 210-179.amazon.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003190074%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012252%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00019649%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,524,540
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:226 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.64 MB
Total CPU:0.0001517364%
Kernel CPU:0.00009928%
User CPU:0.00005245%
CPU cycles/sec:31,982
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Amazon Games & Software Downloader?

You can uninstall Amazon Games & Software Downloader 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 Amazon Games & Software Downloader, 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 Amazon Games & Software Downloader.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.28%
Windows 10 28.25%
Windows Vista 7.38%
Windows XP 4.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.36%
Windows 10 Home 10.36%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 8.1 7.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.01%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  Canada 0.20%
  Israel 0.18%
  Germany 0.11%
  Australia 0.09%
  France 0.07%
  TT 0.05%
  Brazil 0.05%
  Taiwan 0.05%
  Dominican Republic 0.05%
  Belgium 0.05%
  Netherlands 0.05%
  GU 0.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.39%
Hewlett-Packard 31.66%
Acer 9.32%
Toshiba 9.14%
ASUS 5.08%
Lenovo 3.17%
Intel 1.25%
Alienware 1.19%
Samsung 0.60%
Gateway 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
Dell XPS 8300 2.96%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.59%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.47%

About Amazon Services

Amazon.com, Inc. is an American multinational electronic commerce company.
Publisher URL: www.amazonservices.com


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