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VersionDistribution 4.35% 95.65%

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Hearts of Iron III Gold

What is Hearts of Iron III Gold?  (from Paradox Interactive)

Hearts of Iron III (HOI 3) is a grand-scale strategy game designed by enthusiasts of World War II history, and focused on the military, political, economic and diplomatic interactions worldwide between 1936 - 1948. Every effort at maximizing both realism and playability has been made, and an excellent balance has been ...  Read more


Hearts of Iron III Gold is a software program developed by Paradox Interactive. The most common release is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named hoi3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 17% of users of Hearts of Iron III Gold come from the United States, it is also popular in Poland and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.heartsofirongame.com
Help link: www.paradoxplaza.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Games\Hearts of Iron III Gold
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{ACBE6747-6FC1-48DB-8E5D-E81EFCB1EC72}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hearts of Iron III Gold

Program executable:hoi3.exe
Path:C:\games\hearts of iron iii gold\hoi3.exe
Additional files:
  • ftm_launcher.exe - launcher
  • hoi3game.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 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).
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'.

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hearts of Iron III Gold, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Gold.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 9%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.22%
Windows 8 26.09%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.70%
Windows 8.1 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows 8 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.39%
  Poland 17.39%
  Sweden 13.04%
  United Kingdom 13.04%
  Finland 8.70%
  Germany 8.70%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Belgium 4.35%
  France 4.35%
  Israel 4.35%
  Turkey 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
ASUS 21.05%
Hewlett-Packard 15.79%
Acer 15.79%
Sahara 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Common models
Phoenix/SiS W760SUN ... 6.67%
Packard Bell EasyNote TE6... 6.67%
MSI MS-7758 6.67%
LENOVO 20132 6.67%
HP-Pavilion WC786AA-UUW p... 6.67%
Dell Inspiron 3542 6.67%

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive is a video game publisher that is known for publishing historical strategy computer games.
Publisher URL: www.paradoxplaza.com


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