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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,012
United States Rank #25,926
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.36 days
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Average installed length: 115.09 days


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Blade and Soul

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Blade and Soul is a program developed by PlayBns.com. 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 main program executable is PlayBNS.exe. The software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 13.95 MB (14,631,840 bytes). PlayBNSUpdater.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 28% of users of Blade and Soul come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: playbns.com
Installation folder: C:\PlayBNS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CEF766E5-6E15-441F-B14A-C44CB168DBE7}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.95 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Blade and Soul

Program executable:PlayBNS.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\PlayBns.com\Blade and Soul\PlayBNS.exe
Additional files:
  • PlayBNS.exe
  • bsengine_Shipping.dll (by NC Soft) - Blade & Soul (Blade & Soul by bloodlust)
  • Client.exe
  • Awesomium.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium v1.6.5
  • AwesomiumProcess.exe (by Khrona)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • BnS china commands.exe
  • cudart.dll
  • d3dx10_35.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Direct3D)
  • d3dx9_35.dll (by Microsoft)
  • D3DX9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dxwebsetup.exe - DirectX 9.0 Web setup
  • EnglishLauncher.exe
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • LaunchOFF.exe (by zetSoft) - zet PlayBNS Alternative Launcher (Alternative launcher for www.playdns.com)
  • libresample.dll
  • libvocelite.dll (by NCsoft) - NCsoft Voicechat Module
  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCharacter.dll (by AGEIA Technologies) - NxCharacter Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCooking.dll (by AGEIA Technologies) - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • ogg.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Ogg Dynamic Link Library
  • OpenAL32.dll
  • PathEngine.dll
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXExtensions.dll
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • PlayBNSUpdater.exe - PlayBNS Updater (PlayBNS Updater Setup)
  • renglauncher.exe (by KaryuuSoft) - Blade & Soul English Launcher
  • StsMsgCli32.dll (by NCsoft) - StsMsgCli Dynamic DLL
  • TerSafe.dll (by Tencent) - Tencent TerSafe (TerSafe)
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • vorbis.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Vorbis Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisenc.dll - VorbisEnc Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisfile.dll - VorbisFile Dynamic Link Library
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • wxmsw28u_vc_cl32.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft Common Controller API
  • XmlReader_cl32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • PlayBNS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{95D42901-1B4C-43FF-BF29-1AF5D9F69900}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Blade and Soul?

Quickly and completely remove Blade and Soul from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Blade and Soul 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 Blade and Soul, 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 Blade and Soul.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.81%
Windows 10 45.18%
Windows Vista 1.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8.1 10.71%
Windows 10 Home 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.85%
  Russia 7.31%
  France 5.48%
  Romania 4.57%
  Canada 4.57%
  Germany 3.65%
  Italy 3.65%
  Brazil 3.20%
  UA 3.20%
  United Kingdom 3.20%
  Finland 2.28%
  Spain 2.28%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Sweden 1.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
ASUS 25.25%
Hewlett-Packard 16.16%
Dell 10.10%
Alienware 5.05%
Lenovo 3.03%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.48%
MSI MS-7850 3.45%
Alienware Alienware 14 1.72%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 1.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.72%
LENOVO 20217 1.72%


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