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Should I remove BlackGold?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,433
United States Rank #20,194
Reach 0.0054%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.59 days
312.54 days >
Average installed length: 164.22 days


VersionDistribution 18.87% 70.75% 10.38%

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BlackGold is a program developed by Snail Games USA. 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. 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 EMEVersionCheck.exe. The software installer includes 97 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of BlackGold come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: bg.snailgame.com
Installation folder: C:\blackhold
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F7731C17-DA4F-440C-9802-00ED509B9F77}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlackGold

Program executable:EMEVersionCheck.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\EMEVersionCheck.exe
Additional files:
  • setup.exe - BlackGold (InstallScript Setup Launcher)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{35064B2B-D7EC-4CD0-8082-7FF0A045A53A}' (runs on registration).
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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe'.

How do I remove BlackGold?

You can uninstall BlackGold 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 BlackGold, 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 BlackGold.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.66%
Windows 10 44.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.52%
Windows 8.1 21.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows 8 4.76%
Windows 10 Home 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.67%
  Canada 4.67%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Germany 2.67%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  Singapore 1.33%
  Brazil 1.33%
  Australia 1.33%
  Romania 1.33%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  Hungary 1.33%
  Norway 0.67%
  Switzerland 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Lenovo 15.71%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Dell 8.57%
Alienware 4.29%
Samsung 2.86%
Toshiba 2.86%
MSI 1.43%
Medion 1.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.56%
Dell XPS 8300 2.56%
LENOVO 20217 2.56%
Samsung 670Z5E 1.28%
MSI MS-7821 1.28%


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