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Should I remove HP Games?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #92
United States Rank #61
Reach 4.4356%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.69 days
285.81 days >
Average installed length: 150.17 days


VersionDistribution 19.52% 29.77% 9.92% 10.86% 8.52% 0.04% 5.33% 15.01% 1.03%

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HP Games

What is HP Games?

HP Games is preinstalled with most Hewlett-Packard computers. This is an HP branded gaming console around WildTangent. If you do not play WildTangent games or do not wish to use the trail versions you may uninstall this software.

About  (from WildTangent)

Have fun with your PC with HP Games powered by Wild Tangent and play over 750 games. 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,...  Read more


It is bundled and preinstalled with various Hewlett-Packard computers. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 162 files and is usually about 1.46 MB (1,535,336 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Such software is installed by the manufacture when delivering the PC to the end user. Some pre-installed programs are considered bloatware as they are simply limited function trials, while others are required for proper PC operation.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wildtangent.com/?dp=hpdesktop
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP Games
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\HP Games\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 1.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Games

  • uninstall.exe - WildTangent Uninstaller
  • ConsHk.dll - ConsHk Dynamic Link Library
  • launcher.exe - Game Explorer Categories (Installer for Game Explorer Categories)
  • provider.exe
  • GDF.dll - WildTangent GDF DLL (WildTangent GDF Helper)
  • WTA-29ee6f26-8acf-40f5-bcf1-104c715d263d-wextr.exe - WIRE Atom Installer (WIRE installer for ${PRODUCTCODENAME})
  • WTA-697154f0-8ebf-403b-9f36-5558c4b449db-wextr.exe
  • GameConsole-wt.dll - Game Console (GameConsole)
  • GameConsole-wt.exe
  • DRM0302.dll - DRM3 Module (WildTangent DRM Module)
  • GameConsoleService.exe - GameConsole (GameConsoleService)
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller
  • WTHk.dll - WTHk
  • wtap.dll - Wild Games
  • 4 Elements-WT.exe - 4 Elements II
  • AirportMania-WT.exe - Airport Mania
  • alohatripeaks-WT.exe - Aloha TriPeaks
  • Azteca-WT.exe - Azteca
  • bejeweled3-WT.exe - Bejeweled 3
  • BlasterBall3-WIRE.exe - Blasterball 3
  • BlasterBall3-WT.exe
  • bounce-WIRE.exe - Bounce Symphony
  • bounce-WT.exe
  • Buildalot2-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 2
  • Buildalot3-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 3
  • Build-a-lot-WT.exe - Build-a-lot
  • Cake Mania-WIRE.exe - Cake Mania
  • Cake Mania-WT.exe
  • Chuzzle Deluxe-WT.exe - Chuzzle Deluxe
  • Chuzzle-WT.exe
  • cradleofrome2-WT.exe - Cradle of Rome 2
  • Diner Dash-WT.exe - Diner Dash
  • eurotrucks-WT.exe - Big Rig Europe
  • FamilyFeud3-WT.exe - Family Feud 3
  • Farm Frenzy-WIRE.exe - Farm Frenzy
  • Farm Frenzy-WT.exe
  • farmscapes-WT.exe - Farmscapes
  • Fate-WT.exe - FATE
  • Fishdom2-WT.exe - Fishdom (TM) 2
  • Fishdom-WT.exe - Fishdom
  • GHScrabble-WT.exe - Scrabble
  • golf-WT.exe - Polar Golfer
  • Hoyle Card Games-WT.exe - Hoyle Card Games
  • Jewel Quest II-WT.exe - Jewel Quest II
  • jewelmatch3-WT.exe - Jewel Match 3
  • JewelQuest2-WT.exe
  • JewelQuest3-WT.exe - Jewel Quest 3
  • LUXOR HD-WT.exe - Luxor HD
  • luxor_ev_x86-WT.exe - Luxor Evolved
  • MahJong2-WT.exe - Mah Jong Medley
  • mahjongg_artifacts-WT.exe - Mahjongg Artifacts
  • MonopolyPB-WT.exe - Monopoly
  • Moorhuhn-Soccer-WT.exe - Crazy Chicken Soccer
  • MUIStartmenuLink.exe - MUIStartmenuLink
  • pegglenights-WT.exe - Peggle Nights
  • Peggle-WT.exe - Peggle
  • penguins-WT.exe - Penguins!
  • Polar-WT.exe - Polar Bowler
  • Racing-WT.exe - Final Drive Fury
  • RoadsOfRome3-WT.exe - Roads of Rome 3
  • sevenwonders2-WT.exe - 7 Wonders II

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Scheduled Tasks
  • Fate-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C0DD7897-25B8-4458-A779-CE9F8042A18C}' (runs on registration).
  • Farm Frenzy-WIRE.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F61CEAED-0732-4C6F-85E7-E8CCB2E788FD}' (runs on registration).
  • launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0ADACA6A-2DD3-4AD6-9543-E497A07CBF0D}' (runs on registration).
  • golf-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F70C8652-F784-4760-8EEC-56B83645374E}' (runs on registration).
  • WTDownloader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4A99F7BB-C30A-4201-AE40-464C2AF99D2C}' (runs on registration).
  • Penguins-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6BF59B3-8274-4EC7-8894-A602C342B710}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more
  • GameConsoleService.exe runs as a service named 'GameConsoleService' (GameConsoleService) "GameConsole management services".

How do I remove HP Games?

You can uninstall HP 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 HP 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 HP Games.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.89%
Windows 10 25.48%
Windows Vista 2.43%
Windows XP 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.03%
Windows 10 Home 8.49%
Windows 8.1 8.08%
Windows 8 6.14%
Windows 7 Professional 3.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.73%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  France 3.46%
  Canada 3.37%
  Italy 2.04%
  Australia 1.63%
  Germany 1.56%
  Spain 0.90%
  Mexico 0.89%
  Netherlands 0.81%
  Sweden 0.74%
  Brazil 0.73%
  Belgium 0.69%
  India 0.57%

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

comments1 comment

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Brendon D.over a year ago
I deleted it fairly quickly. It wasn't a ton of space that took up my computer but I was certain I was never going to play the games on it, and there are quite a bit of them. I suppose it's fine to keep, won't make a difference to computer speed or anything along those lines, but I didn't bother with the games.