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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,797
United States Rank #1,368
Reach 0.2156%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.89 days
321.13 days >
Average installed length: 168.73 days


GTWY0802 1.74%
GTWY0801 0.02%
GTWY0701 1.34% 2.19% 36.71% 4.96% 0.78% 9.20% 9.88% 19.34% 0.21% 0.05% 10.78% 2.33% 0.47%

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Gateway Games

What is Gateway Games?

Gateway Games is the Gateway computer branded version of the WildTangent game center that is pre-installed with many Gatware PCs. During pre-install it includes several WT games already loaded on to the computer for trial play. If you do not play WildTangent games or do not wish to use the trail versions you may uninstall this software.

About  (from WildTangent)

WildTangent operates a cross-device games service that allows consumers around the world to access games through our convenient WildTangent Games App. Fueled by our digital currency, WildCoins, and a proprietary ad platforms including, BrandBoost, the service delivers the most cost-efficient way to play games. Consumer...  Read more


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 198 files and is usually about 41.39 MB (43,400,994 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Gateway Games
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Gateway Games\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 41.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gateway Games

  • uninstall.exe - WildTangent Uninstaller
  • ConsHk.dll - ConsHk Dynamic Link Library
  • provider.exe - Game Explorer Categories (Installer for Game Explorer Categories)
  • GDF.dll - WildTangent GDF DLL (WildTangent GDF Helper)
  • WTA-3b9c02d4-33ac-408b-a7cc-dfbd1734f712-wextr.exe - WIRE Atom Installer (WIRE installer for ${PRODUCTCODENAME})
  • WTA-d139310e-036d-41c9-b890-11e2d9ea859a-wextr.exe
  • WTA-f5be7002-3e6c-40e8-b6b4-8db7d29855af-wextr.exe
  • GameConsole-wt.exe - Game Console (GameConsole)
  • DRM0302.dll - DRM3 Module (WildTangent DRM Module)
  • GameConsoleService.exe - GameConsole (GameConsoleService)
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller
  • WTHk.dll - WTHk
  • wtap.dll - Wild Games
  • HotSauce.dll - HOTSauce (HOTSauce Dynamic Link Library)
  • Akhra-WT.exe - Akhra: The Treasures
  • alicesmagicalmahjong-WT.exe - Alice's Magical Mahjong
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe - Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
  • Bejeweled2-WT.exe
  • bejeweled3-WT.exe - Bejeweled 3
  • Blackhawk2-WT.exe - Blackhawk Striker 2
  • BlasterBall3-WT.exe - Blasterball 3
  • BoggleSA-WT.exe - Boggle
  • Build-a-lot 2-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 2
  • buildalot2-WT.exe
  • Buildalot3-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 3
  • Buildalot-WT.exe - Build-a-lot
  • Call of Atlantis-WT.exe - Call of Atlantis
  • Chronicles of Albian-WT.exe - Chronicles of Albian
  • Chuzzle Deluxe-WT.exe - Chuzzle Deluxe
  • cradleofrome2-WT.exe - Cradle of Rome 2
  • Diego's Rescue-WT.exe - Diego's Ultimate Rescue
  • Diner Dash-WT.exe - Diner Dash
  • DoraAdventure-WT.exe - Dora's World Adventure
  • DriveGreen1-WT.exe - John Deere Drive Green
  • Faerie Solitaire Oberon-WT.exe - Faerie Solitaire
  • farm-WT.exe - Farm Frenzy
  • Fate-WT.exe - FATE
  • GHScrabble-WT.exe - Scrabble
  • golf-WT.exe - Polar Golfer
  • GovernorofPoker2_PE_WildTangent_v1.5-WT.exe - Governor of Poker 2 Premium Edition
  • Insaniquarium Deluxe-WT.exe - Insaniquarium Deluxe
  • Insaniquarium-WT.exe
  • JewelMatch2-WT.exe - Jewel Match 2
  • jewelmatch3-WT.exe - Jewel Match 3
  • JewelQuestHeritage-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Heritage
  • JewelQuest-WT.exe - Jewel Quest
  • JQSolitaire2-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 2
  • JQSolitaire3-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 3
  • mahjong_artifacts-WT.exe - Mahjongg Artifacts
  • MonopolyPB-WT.exe - Monopoly
  • MyFarmLife-WT.exe - My Farm Life
  • mysteryofmortlakemansion-WT.exe - Mystery of Mortlake Mansion
  • penguins-WT.exe - Penguins!
  • Plants vs. Zombies-WT.exe - Plants vs. Zombies
  • PlantsVsZombies-WT.exe
  • Poker3-WT.exe - Poker Superstars III
  • PolarPool-WT.exe - Polar Pool
  • Polar-WT.exe - Polar Bowler
  • Racing-WT.exe - Final Drive: Nitro
  • RunningSheep-WT.exe - Running Sheep
  • SCRABBLE PLUS-WT.exe - Scrabble Plus

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

13 Scheduled Tasks
  • Fate-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C0DD7897-25B8-4458-A779-CE9F8042A18C}' (runs on registration).
  • JewelMatch3-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{074402C1-3F65-4DD5-998C-6F62A530AE72}' (runs on registration).
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DEDA3DC8-56A0-43BA-B05F-92A9621C5365}' (runs on registration).
  • CradleOfRome2-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B8C04C2D-2388-452D-B479-46C63669199C}' (runs on registration).
  • Chronicles of Albian-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3B046A23-AB8D-4CF9-98DE-3993E0978D3E}' (runs on registration).
  • Insaniquarium Deluxe-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC04A703-802C-4B23-844D-6174042AF8D3}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 7 more
  • GameConsoleService.exe runs as a service named 'GameConsoleService' (GameConsoleService) "GameConsole management services".

How do I remove Gateway Games?

You can uninstall Gateway Games 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 Gateway Games, 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 Gateway Games.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.09%
Windows Vista 16.26%
Windows 10 7.19%
Windows XP 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 70.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.96%
Windows 10 Home 5.86%
Windows 7 Starter 2.13%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.76%
  Canada 8.19%
  Mexico 1.31%
  Brazil 0.65%
  Australia 0.29%
  PR 0.18%
  Argentina 0.15%
  New Zealand 0.12%
  United Kingdom 0.09%
  Taiwan 0.09%
  Philippines 0.07%
  Peru 0.06%
  France 0.06%
  Netherlands 0.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 88.32%
Gateway 11.68%
Common models
Gateway DX4860 8.41%
Gateway NE56R 6.98%
Gateway ZX6971 4.80%
Gateway DX4300 3.39%
Gateway NV57H 3.34%
Gateway NV55S 3.14%

About WildTangent

WildTangent provides branded game services for several PC manufacturers including Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Dell,, Acer and Sony VAIO.
Publisher URL: www.wildtangent.com


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