84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Happy Cloud Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #1,995
United States Rank #1,398
Reach 0.3319%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.99 days
471.65 days >
Average installed length: 247.81 days


5.97 0.73%
5.88 0.28%
5.79 1.15%
5.78 0.02%
5.59 0.02%
5.24 0.70%
4.93 0.31%
4.54 27.07%
4.30 0.05%
4.28 20.02%
3.72 8.85%
3.59 4.78%
3.41 5.95%
3.40 0.02%
3.36 1.59%
3.18 0.29%
1.386 6.82%
1.374 9.52%
1.368 5.82%
1.342 2.63%
1.338 1.41%
1.308 1.36%
1.307 0.02%
1.303 0.11%
1.293 0.32%
1.291 0.03%
1.275 0.15%

Typically installed together

Happy Cloud Client

What is Happy Cloud Client?  (from Happy Cloud)

The Happy Cloud network lets you play games on demand, much like video on demand for your cable TV--no more waiting for long downloads. Happy Cloud uses cloud-computing technology to deliver streaming games. Instead of streaming the video as YouTube does, Happy Cloud streams the actual game media and resources. Eventua...  Read more


Happy Cloud Client is a software program developed by Happy Cloud. The most common release is 4.54, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 HappyCloudService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 6.91 MB (7,250,504 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 66% of users of Happy Cloud Client come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HappyCloud\Application
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\HappyCloud\Application\uninstaller.exe"
Estimated size: 6.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Happy Cloud Client

Program executable:HappyCloudService.exe
Additional files:
  • HCLOTROLoader.exe
  • HCTeraLoader.exe
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll (by The Happy Cloud) - Happy Cloud Plugin (Happy Cloud Web Plugin)
  • detourfileops.dll - HappyCloudService (DetourFileOps DLL)
  • HappyCloudService.exe
  • hcfwexcp.exe
  • hcgameapi.dll
  • hcuninstaller.exe - Happy Cloud Game Uninstaller
  • uninstaller.exe
  • HCDDOLoader.exe
  • hcwebwindow.exe
  • detourfileops64.dll
  • D3DX9_41.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • d3dx9_x64_41.dll (by Microsoft)
  • HCLOTROLoader_fr.exe
  • managegames.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npHappyCloudPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npHappyCloudPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'thehappycloud.com/HappyCloudPlugin' with a plugin key of 'thehappycloud.com/HappyCloudPlugin'.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • HCDDOLoader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECCB1968-271D-4D2B-AE7F-24E7C6B70A51}' (runs on registration).
  • HCTeraLoader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C17C9A19-B0EE-4A9B-B679-CB93DDCCF6AA}' (runs on registration).
  • HCLOTROLoader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A96F4E5-FC79-4016-8448-EE7D51DCAF10}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Happy Cloud Client?

You can uninstall Happy Cloud Client 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 Happy Cloud Client, 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 Happy Cloud Client.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Happy Cloud Client you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8.1 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.36%
Windows 10 36.52%
Windows Vista 2.20%
Windows XP 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.61%
Windows 8.1 15.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.81%
Windows 7 Professional 7.05%
Windows 10 Home 6.56%
Windows 8 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.45%
  Canada 5.51%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Brazil 2.79%
  Germany 2.53%
  Australia 2.14%
  France 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Italy 0.75%
  DK 0.65%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Mexico 0.58%
  Finland 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.84%
Dell 15.96%
ASUS 15.96%
Acer 14.97%
Toshiba 6.87%
Lenovo 4.41%
Samsung 3.64%
Alienware 3.45%
MSI 1.54%
Intel 0.84%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.55%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

comments3 comments

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Imykezover a year ago
I think this is for Dungeons and Dragons Online DDO
user comment
tomigas24over a year ago
This cloud is used for games normaly its used to download game files in background wile are you playing.
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yolo over a year ago
tried to unistall the happy cloud like you said and when i try and remove it its says that all windows should be closed and then stops even though there are none open can anyone help plz?