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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #17,755
Reach 0.0077%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.60 days
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Average installed length: 226.25 days

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Guild Wars

What is Guild Wars?

Guild Wars is a competitive online role-playing game where players use a 3D avatar to interact with the world around them. The game predominantly features a third person perspective but also has the option of first person. Guild Wars does not have a typical subscription fee.


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 Gw.exe. The software installer includes 1 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,351,052 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.guildwars.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\guild wars
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/29720
Estimated size: 2.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Guild Wars

Program executable:Gw.exe
Name:Guild Wars
Guild Wars Game Client
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\guild wars\Gw.exe
  • Gw.exe - Guild Wars (Guild Wars Game Client)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Gw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B21F87FE-9D0C-42A2-90E5-F469FC4F37B8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Gw.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe'.

How do I remove Guild Wars?

You can uninstall Guild Wars 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 Guild Wars, 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 Guild Wars.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.58%
Windows 10 33.77%
Windows XP 1.32%
Windows Vista 1.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.67%
Windows 10 Home 15.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.33%
Windows 7 Professional 12.67%
Windows 8.1 12.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.00%
  Australia 6.50%
  Canada 4.50%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Germany 3.00%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  Spain 1.50%
  France 1.50%
  Italy 1.50%
  Norway 1.50%
  New Zealand 1.50%
  Austria 0.50%
  Costa Rica 0.50%
  Czech Republic 0.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Acer 19.23%
ASUS 15.38%
Dell 12.82%
Alienware 6.41%
Toshiba 6.41%
Intel 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
American Megatrends 1.28%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.12%
Alienware Alienware 14 2.06%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.06%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.06%
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 2.06%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.06%


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