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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #423
United States Rank #978
Reach 1.4917%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.64 days
844.82 days >
Average installed length: 443.89 days


VersionDistribution 0.02% 0.65% 0.93% 0.33% 0.02% 2.24% 7.39% 0.49% 0.24% 6.57% 2.05% 0.27% 2.30% 1.40% 1.13% 0.04% 0.04% 0.05% 0.03% 0.02% 0.09% 0.17% 0.05% 0.05% 0.59% 0.17% 0.05% 0.16% 0.53% 0.02% 0.07% 0.43% 2.60% 0.03% 0.20% 1.28% 0.02% 0.03% 0.07% 0.05% 0.07% 1.04% 0.14% 0.19% 0.03% 0.02% 2.37% 0.06% 0.05% 3.77% 0.23%
90 versions

BlueStacks Notification Center

What is BlueStacks Notification Center?  (from BlueStack Systems)

BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows. At the heart of BlueStacks is a multi-OS runtime with breakthrough virtualization technology. Apps developed for different operating systems can execute simultaneously, side-by-side, on the same computer. The BlueStacks user interfa...  Read more


BlueStacks Notification Center is a program developed by BlueStack Systems. 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 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 javaws.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 7.71 MB (8,085,504 bytes). hd-updaterservice.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 BlueStacks Notification Center come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bluestacks.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bluestacks
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CD9D0827-A6D6-4E2C-B31E-23F01577E27B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlueStacks Notification Center

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_71\bin\javaws.exe
Additional files:
  • app_renderer.dll - BlueStacks (BlueStacks GL Application Renderer Library)
  • extension_string.exe - BlueStacks GL Extension String Tool
  • hd-agent.exe - BlueStacks Agent
  • hd-apkhandler.exe - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process
  • hd-camera-native.dll - BlueStacks Camera Native Library
  • hd-confighttpproxy.exe - BlueStacks HTTP Proxy Configuration Tool
  • hd-createsymlink.exe - BlueStacks Symlink Creator
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-gpslocator-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Locator Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-guestcommandrunner.exe - BlueStacks Guest Command Runner
  • hd-hypervisor-amd64.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for amd64
  • hd-hypervisor-x86.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for x86
  • hd-inputmapper-native.dll - BlueStacks InputMapper Native Library
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logger-native.dll - BlueStacks Logger Native Library
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-opengl-native.dll - BlueStacks Opengl Native Library
  • hd-opensensor-native.dll - BlueStacks OpenSensor Native Library
  • hd-quit.exe - BlueStacks Quit Utility
  • hd-quitmultiinstance.exe
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sensor-native.dll - BlueStacks Sensor Native Library
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-sslcertificatetool.exe
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-updaterservice.exe - BlueStacks Updater Service
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • hd-vtxcheck-native.dll - BlueStacks VtxCheck Native Library
  • libegl_translator.dll - BlueStacks EGL Translator Library
  • libgles_cm_translator.dll - BlueStacks GLES CM Translator Library
  • libgles_v2_translator.dll - BlueStacks GLES V2 Translator Library
  • sys_renderer.dll - BlueStacks GL System Renderer Library
  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • devcomponents.dotnetbar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-zip.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

9 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-runapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C3F5B8A-101A-48A7-A52F-9907311088F2}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-startlauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6BEF607-9EB9-4E14-BDAA-C6924CD581BB}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-adb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{414B58D5-075E-4F20-A788-93CF9F140FAC}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-agent.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE0212C1-D744-4566-AD72-53CC0EDD6635}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-frontend.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{86F21671-4ABA-42C3-9CF9-9F050FC4A6B6}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9D073A1B-2E66-4754-A904-54EF0CC1D5BD}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 3 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • hd-agent.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named BlueStacks Agent.
3 Services
  • hd-updaterservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Updater Service;gadgetDataDir=C:\Android\BlueStacks\UserData\Gadget"' (BstHdUpdaterSvc).
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BstHdAndroidSvc' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BstHdLogRotatorSvc' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks Agent' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • hd-agent.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BlueStacks Agent' which loads as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hd-agent.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Agent.exe'.
  • hd-adb.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Adb.exe'.
  • hd-runapp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-RunApp.exe'.
  • hd-frontend.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Frontend.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:33.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001268891%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010401%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002288%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,548,720
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:59 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:953 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.05 MB
Total CPU:0.0010496201%
Kernel CPU:0.00092624%
User CPU:0.00012338%
CPU cycles/sec:503,107
I/O reads/min:1018.53 KB
I/O writes/min:1018.9 KB
Memory:353.54 MB
Total CPU:0.0035102462%
Kernel CPU:0.00189423%
User CPU:0.00161602%
CPU cycles/sec:209,103,015
I/O reads/min:10.45 MB
I/O writes/min:1.31 MB

How do I remove BlueStacks Notification Center?

You can uninstall BlueStacks Notification Center 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 BlueStacks Notification Center, 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 BlueStacks Notification Center.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.79%
Windows 10 41.10%
Windows XP 1.72%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.25%
Windows 8.1 10.54%
Windows 7 Professional 9.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.17%
Windows 10 Home 4.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

27.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 27.69%
  India 6.79%
  Germany 5.54%
  Brazil 4.02%
  Italy 3.77%
  United Kingdom 3.47%
  France 3.46%
  MA 2.10%
  Canada 2.09%
  Indonesia 2.00%
  Taiwan 1.95%
  Philippines 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Spain 1.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.24%
Acer 19.16%
Dell 17.17%
ASUS 12.39%
Lenovo 6.56%
Toshiba 5.88%
Samsung 4.43%
Intel 1.22%
MSI 0.85%
Medion 0.53%
Alienware 0.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.66%
ASUS All Series 4.16%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.78%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.66%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.00%

About (from BlueStack Systems, Inc.)

Bluestacks is a Silicon Valley-based software company that produces BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect.
Publisher URL: www.bluestacks.com


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