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Should I remove Guitar Hero III?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,700
United States Rank #10,727
Reach 0.0447%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.25 days
390.95 days >
Average installed length: 205.41 days


1.31 7.95%
1.3 13.62%
1.00.0000 78.43%

Guitar Hero III

What is Guitar Hero III?

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a music video game, the third main installment in the Guitar Hero series, and the fourth title overall. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock retains the basic gameplay from previous games in the Guitar Hero series, where the player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate the playing of lead, bass, and rhythm guitar parts in rock songs by playing in time to scrolling notes on-screen. The game, in addition to existing single-player Career modes, includes a new Co-Op Career mode and competitive challenges that pit the player against in-game characters and other players.

About  (from Aspyr Media)

Fire up the fretboard, crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero III drops you into the spotlight of the largest and most legendary rock concert ever. The star-studded soundtrack includes more than 70 songs including master tracks such as Even Flow, Welcome to the Jungle and One. The franchi...  Read more

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.aspyr.com
Help link: support.aspyr.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{0CE1A6C0-F3F7-49E6-8F9D-2431F9827441}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Guitar Hero III

Program executable:GH3.exe
Name:Guitar Hero III
Path:C:\Program Files\Aspyr\Guitar Hero III\GH3.exe
Additional files:
  • $RB2Y2JY.exe - Guitar Hero III
  • gh3.exe
  • GH3_2.exe
  • AWL.dll - AWL
  • AWLAutorun.exe - AWLAutorun
  • AWLMediaCenter.exe - AWLMediaCenter
  • xinput1_3.dll (by ToCA EDIT) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • dinput8.dll
  • hatred.exe
  • IntelLaptopGaming.dll
  • mac3r.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GH3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC82BE15-53AA-4915-8E01-8CD428DA6761}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GH3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Guitar Hero III KPS\GH3.exe'.

How do I remove Guitar Hero III?

You can uninstall Guitar Hero III 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 Guitar Hero III, 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 Guitar Hero III.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.02%
Windows 10 35.87%
Windows XP 3.06%
Windows Vista 2.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 29.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.16%
Windows 7 Professional 7.60%
Windows 10 Home 7.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.45%
Windows 10 Pro 4.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.16%
  Brazil 12.75%
  Turkey 3.83%
  United Kingdom 2.59%
  Colombia 2.49%
  Argentina 2.38%
  Canada 2.18%
  Indonesia 1.97%
  France 1.87%
  Mexico 1.87%
  Netherlands 1.87%
  Poland 1.66%
  Hungary 1.66%
  Ecuador 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.92%
Hewlett-Packard 19.71%
ASUS 17.86%
Dell 13.35%
Lenovo 5.54%
Samsung 4.52%
Toshiba 3.90%
Intel 1.44%
MSI 1.23%
Alienware 1.23%
Apple 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.53%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.93%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.09%
MSI MS-7758 2.09%
MSI MS-7788 2.09%
Acer Aspire V3-571 1.67%


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