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Should I remove Hearts of Iron III?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,108
United States Rank #9,698
Reach 0.0267%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.39 days
778.41 days >
Average installed length: 409.00 days

Hearts of Iron III


Hearts of Iron III is a program developed by Paradox Development Studio. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is hoi3game.exe. The software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 32.43 MB (34,006,939 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Hearts of Iron III come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.paradoxplaza.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Hearts of Iron 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/25890
Estimated size: 32.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hearts of Iron III

Program executable:hoi3game.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Hearts of Iron 3\hoi3game.exe
Additional files:
  • ftm_launcher.exe - launcher
  • hoi3.exe
  • hoi3_tfh.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Black ICE by Panzeroo.exe
  • BlackICE MkVII030.exe (by Panzeroo) - Black ICE (Black ICE Setup)
  • BlackICEv5_01r2491.exe (by Panzeroo)
  • BlackICEv6_21r2945.exe
  • BlackICEXP.exe
  • ggcoins.dll
  • hoi3_1.4.exe - HoI3 Patcher
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • lua51.dll (by Lua.org)
  • MkVIIr1046 hotfix.exe
  • MkVIIr1806.exe
  • MkVIIr1904_4_2_c_hotfix.exe
  • MkVIIv4_03_3r2702.exe
  • PdxConnect.dll
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • tbbmalloc.dll (by Intel) - Scalable Allocator library
  • tbbmalloc_proxy.dll
  • tfh_setup.exe - Hearts of Iron III - Their Finest Hour (Hearts of Iron III - Their Finest Hour Setup)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • hoi3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB57AC0B-68A5-4620-82AF-C79C2400BF80}' (runs on registration).
  • ftm_launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAC33974-5F1F-49D7-8D14-17A6A756E24F}' (runs on registration).
  • hoi3game.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3340370C-BB32-421E-A566-333182D57BAF}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ftm_launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Hearts of Iron 3\hoi3.exe'.
  • hoi3game.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hearts of iron 3\hoi3game.exe'.

How do I remove Hearts of Iron III?

You can uninstall Hearts of Iron 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 Hearts of Iron 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 Hearts of Iron III.

Win 10 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.50%
Windows 7 41.75%
Windows Vista 0.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.48%
Windows 8.1 19.20%
Windows 10 Home 17.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.32%
Windows 10 Pro 8.37%
Windows 7 Professional 6.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.66%
  Germany 6.21%
  United Kingdom 6.21%
  Canada 5.33%
  France 4.59%
  Australia 1.78%
  Norway 1.78%
  Finland 1.63%
  Sweden 1.63%
  Italy 1.48%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Belgium 1.04%
  DK 1.04%
  Austria 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.71%
Acer 14.95%
ASUS 13.88%
Dell 12.81%
Lenovo 9.61%
Alienware 6.05%
MSI 3.91%
Toshiba 3.56%
Medion 2.14%
Intel 1.42%
Samsung 1.07%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.87%
LENOVO 20378 2.97%
Alienware Aurora-R4 1.98%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 1.98%
MSI MS-7821 1.98%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.49%


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