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Should I remove Hardcore?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,875
United States Rank #7,121
Reach 0.0628%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.54 days
635.33 days >
Average installed length: 333.81 days

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What is Hardcore?  (from Image-Line)

Playing guitar is cool, but the steep learning curve to make your DAW sound like your old amp and stomp-boxes definitely isn't. Welcome then to Hardcore. These great stomp-boxes can be neatly arranged on the Hardcore pedalboard, each with it's own distinctive 'hardware' flavour. But wait, there's more (as they say), ...  Read more


Hardcore is a software program developed by Image-Line. 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 Hardcore.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 7.75 MB (8,127,332 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 43% of users of Hardcore come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.image-line.com/plugins/Effects/Hardcore
Help link: www.image-line.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\image-line\hardcore
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Image-Line\Hardcore\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hardcore

Program executable:Hardcore.exe
Name:vsthost Application
Path:C:\Program Files\image-line\hardcore\Hardcore.exe
Additional files:
  • Hardcore.dll - Hardcore v1.1.1 VST/FL
  • Hardcore.exe - vsthost Application
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Hardcore.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5418F453-CAB5-4780-BBB5-145FDB7BF0B1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Hardcore?

You can uninstall Hardcore 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 Hardcore, 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 Hardcore.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.69%
Windows 10 18.09%
Windows Vista 8.72%
Windows XP 5.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.83%
Windows 7 Professional 8.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.35%
Windows 8.1 4.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.58%
  United Kingdom 4.41%
  Germany 4.00%
  Italy 4.00%
  France 3.93%
  Netherlands 3.19%
  Canada 2.51%
  Brazil 1.76%
  Finland 1.69%
  Australia 1.63%
  Russia 1.56%
  Mexico 1.49%
  Poland 1.49%
  Sweden 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.40%
Dell 20.86%
Acer 16.02%
ASUS 11.31%
Toshiba 9.69%
Lenovo 3.77%
Samsung 2.69%
Intel 0.94%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.49%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.18%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.18%

About Image-Line

Image-Line is best known for its digital audio workstation program FL Studio and audio plugins such as Sytrus.
Publisher URL: www.image-line.com


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