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Should I remove GameRanger?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,101
United States Rank #3,107
Reach 0.3078%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.69 days
433.28 days >
Average installed length: 227.65 days


What is GameRanger?  (from GameRanger Technologies)

GameRanger is a free download for Mac and PC that lets you play over 600 games and demos online with friends and opponents worldwide. GameRanger offers features like profiles, friends lists, instant messaging, in-game voice communication, and competitive ladders/rankings/ratings. Created by Scott Kevill and opened to M...  Read more


GameRanger is a program developed by GameRanger Technologies. 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 gameranger.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.07 MB (3,223,703 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 32% of users of GameRanger come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.GameRanger.com
Help link: www.GameRanger.com/support
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\GameRanger\GameRanger
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\GameRanger\GameRanger\GameRanger.exe /uninstall
Estimated size: 3.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GameRanger

Program executable:gameranger.exe
Additional files:
  • GameRanger2.exe - GameRanger

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GameRanger.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A745DB4F-AA29-4352-B168-DA14DEEF87A0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GameRanger.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\Ponte\Datos de programa\GameRanger\GameRanger\GameRanger.exe'.
Network connections
  • GameRanger.exe connects to connect.gameranger.com ( port 16000).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:64.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008551512%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00050676%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034839%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:11,009,651
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.22 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:719 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GameRanger?

You can uninstall GameRanger 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 GameRanger, 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 GameRanger.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.17%
Windows 10 35.10%
Windows XP 3.18%
Windows Vista 1.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.47%
Windows 8.1 8.37%
Windows 7 Professional 8.35%
Windows 10 Home 7.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.07%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Germany 3.72%
  Romania 3.33%
  France 3.28%
  Canada 2.97%
  Netherlands 2.57%
  Poland 2.55%
  Brazil 2.30%
  Italy 2.21%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Egypt 1.76%
  Australia 1.67%
  MA 1.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.19%
Acer 17.63%
ASUS 16.06%
Dell 14.79%
Lenovo 5.30%
Toshiba 5.02%
Samsung 4.00%
Alienware 1.90%
MSI 1.46%
Intel 1.02%
Medion 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.05%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.88%


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