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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,536
United States Rank #30,628
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.16 days
771.66 days >
Average installed length: 405.45 days


VersionDistribution 1.35% 43.24% 1.35% 22.97% 31.08%

BlueStacks alpha


BlueStacks alpha is a software program developed by BlueStack Systems. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 800.49 KB (819,706 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 48% of users of BlueStacks alpha come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\bluestacks
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{095A14DE-FF25-44F6-96E7-5CE50E383C74}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 800.49 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BlueStacks alpha

  • app_renderer.dll - BlueStacks (BlueStacks GL Application Renderer Library)
  • hd-agent.exe - BlueStacks Agent
  • hd-agent-client.dll - BlueStacks Gadget Agent Client
  • hd-apkhandler.exe - BlueStacks Apk Handler
  • hd-audio-native.dll - BlueStacks Audio Native Library
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks Block Device
  • hd-blockdevice-native.dll - BlueStacks Block Device Native Library
  • hd-camera-native.dll
  • hd-filesystem.exe - BlueStacks File System
  • hd-filesystem-native.dll - BlueStacks File System Native Library
  • hd-frontend.exe - BlueStacks Frontend
  • hd-frontend-native.dll - BlueStacks Frontend Native Library
  • hd-gps-native.dll - BlueStacks Gps Native Library
  • hd-hypervisor-amd64.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for amd64
  • hd-hypervisor-x86.sys - BlueStacks Hypervisor for x86
  • hd-libraryhandler.dll - BlueStacks Utility Library
  • hd-logcollector.exe - BlueStacks Log Collector
  • hd-logrotator.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator
  • hd-logrotator-native.dll - BlueStacks Log Rotator Native Library
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-moreapps-insthelper.exe - BlueStacks More Apps Inst Helper
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network
  • hd-network-native.dll - BlueStacks Network Native Library
  • hd-restart.exe - BlueStacks Restart Utility
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-rungadget.exe - BlueStacks Gadget Runner
  • hd-service.exe - BlueStacks Service
  • hd-service-native.dll - BlueStacks Service Native Library
  • hd-shortcuthandler.dll
  • hd-signup.exe - BlueStacks SignUp
  • hd-startlauncher.exe - BlueStacks StartLauncher
  • hd-vmcommand-native.dll - BlueStacks VM Command Runner Native Library
  • libegl_translator.dll - BlueStacks EGL Translator Library
  • libgl_logger.dll - BlueStacks GL Logger 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
  • unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio
  • hd-aapt.exe
  • hd-adb.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)
  • zip.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hd-adb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{414B58D5-075E-4F20-A788-93CF9F140FAC}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-logrotator.exe is scheduled as a task named 'LogRotator' (runs daily at 3:31 PM).
2 Services
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).
  • hd-service.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Android Service' (BstHdAndroidSvc).
2 Startup Files (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.
  • hd-frontend.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'BlueStacks App Player' and executes as C:\Program Files\BlueStacks\HD-Frontend.exe Android hidemode.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0158008696%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00635150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944937%
0.015104% average

How do I remove BlueStacks alpha?

You can uninstall BlueStacks alpha 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 (alpha), 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 alpha.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.97%
Windows 10 17.57%
Windows XP 6.76%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.41%
Windows 10 Home 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.31%
  Germany 10.11%
  Iran 7.87%
  Netherlands 5.62%
  United Kingdom 4.49%
  India 3.37%
  Canada 3.37%
  Singapore 2.25%
  France 2.25%
  Indonesia 2.25%
  South Africa 1.12%
  TN 1.12%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Colombia 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.64%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Dell 16.36%
Lenovo 10.91%
Medion 5.45%
MSI 3.64%
Samsung 3.64%
Toshiba 1.82%
Intel 1.82%
Sony 1.82%
Common models
HP-Pavilion AZ222AV-ABA H... 3.13%
Acer Aspire 6920 3.13%
Micro-Star MS-1688 1.56%
LENOVO 427638U 1.56%
LENOVO 30515YG 1.56%
LENOVO 2842K3U 1.56%

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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