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Should I remove Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,204
United States Rank #10,407
Reach 0.0314%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.39 days
246.40 days >
Average installed length: 129.46 days

Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians


Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians is a program developed by Threaks. 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 Beatbuddy.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 1.09 GB (1,170,162,141 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 49% of users of Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: beatbuddy.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Beatbuddy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/231040
Estimated size: 1.09 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians

Program executable:Beatbuddy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Beatbuddy\Beatbuddy.exe
Additional files:
  • Beatbuddy.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4695AF4D-997B-4413-8256-8EF413E8BECC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians?

Quickly and completely remove Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians 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 Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, 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 Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.41%
Windows 8 41.80%
Windows Vista 0.53%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.73%
Windows 8.1 19.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.80%
Windows 7 Professional 11.73%
Windows 8 3.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.77%
  France 10.74%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Germany 3.58%
  Canada 3.36%
  Sweden 3.36%
  Australia 2.91%
  Belgium 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.46%
  DK 1.34%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Finland 1.12%
  Norway 0.89%
  New Zealand 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.93%
Hewlett-Packard 19.25%
Dell 14.44%
Acer 13.37%
Lenovo 9.63%
MSI 3.74%
Alienware 2.67%
Intel 1.60%
Apple 1.07%
Medion 1.07%
Toshiba 1.07%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.76%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 2.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.53%
MSI MS-7681 2.53%
MSI MS-7751 2.53%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.90%


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