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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,268
United States Rank #4,357
Reach 0.0958%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.38 days
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Average installed length: 362.32 days

Guild Wars

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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 primary executable is named Gw.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 880.17 MB (922,923,179 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.guildwars.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\guild wars
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Guild Wars\Gw.exe" -uninstall
Estimated size: 880.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Guild Wars

Program executable:Gw.exe
Name:Guild Wars
Guild Wars Game Client
Path:C:\Program Files\guild wars\Gw.exe
Additional files:
  • Gw2.exe - Guild Wars 2 (Guild Wars 2 Game Client)
  • Guild Wars.exe - Guild Wars (Guild Wars Game Client)
  • Gw.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Gw.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B21F87FE-9D0C-42A2-90E5-F469FC4F37B8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Guild Wars?

Quickly and completely remove Guild Wars from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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) 60%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.20%
Windows 10 30.28%
Windows Vista 3.88%
Windows XP 2.59%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.02%
Windows 7 Professional 9.72%
Windows 8.1 8.75%
Windows 10 Home 8.05%
Windows 10 Pro 3.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.17%
  France 8.29%
  Germany 5.97%
  United Kingdom 5.84%
  Canada 4.25%
  Netherlands 2.79%
  Australia 2.02%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Finland 1.29%
  Italy 1.16%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Poland 1.03%
  Spain 0.82%
  Norway 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.32%
Acer 18.94%
Dell 16.38%
ASUS 13.19%
Toshiba 5.64%
Alienware 3.94%
Lenovo 3.83%
Samsung 2.98%
MSI 2.02%
American Megatrends 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.97%
Dell XPS 8300 3.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.39%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.15%
MSI MS-7693 2.15%


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