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Should I remove Heroes of the Storm?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,224
United States Rank #1,094
Reach 0.5627%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.85 days
379.05 days >
Average installed length: 199.16 days

Heroes of the Storm


Heroes of the Storm is a program developed by Blizzard Entertainment. 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 main program executable is heroesswitcher.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 1.1 GB (1,180,821,808 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 53% of users of Heroes of the Storm come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.battle.net/support/en/games/heroes
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Heroes of the Storm
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\Blizzard Uninstaller.exe" --lang=enUS --uid=heroes --displayname="Heroes of the Storm"
Estimated size: 1.1 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Heroes of the Storm

Program executable:heroesswitcher.exe
Name:HeroesSwitcher (Retail)
Path:C:\Program Files\heroes of the storm\support\heroesswitcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Heroes of the Storm.exe - Heroes of the Storm Setup
  • HeroesOfTheStorm.exe - Heroes of the Storm (Retail) (Heroes of the Storm)
  • HeroesOfTheStorm_x64.exe
  • HeroesSwitcher_x64.exe - HeroesSwitcher (Retail) (HeroesSwitcher)
  • BlizzardError.exe - BlizzardError
  • Battle.net.dll - Battle.net (Battle.net Client Library)
  • Battle.net-64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Heroes of the Storm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF6A97FE-17AF-4C03-993A-BD5B5795FFEB}' (runs on registration).
  • BlizzardError.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A577FC53-97B3-4914-8B65-9C9869DE92FC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Heroes of the Storm?

You can uninstall Heroes of the Storm 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 Heroes of the Storm, 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 Heroes of the Storm.

Win 10 66%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 65.90%
Windows 7 33.52%
Windows Vista 0.43%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.57%
Windows 10 Pro 13.51%
Windows 8.1 12.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.24%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.35%
  France 6.21%
  Germany 4.46%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Canada 3.59%
  Italy 2.27%
  Sweden 2.14%
  DK 1.94%
  Brazil 1.75%
  Netherlands 1.75%
  Australia 1.57%
  Spain 1.49%
  Poland 1.25%
  Russia 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.98%
Hewlett-Packard 17.42%
Acer 14.49%
Dell 11.13%
Lenovo 8.64%
MSI 5.01%
Alienware 4.68%
Toshiba 3.52%
Samsung 1.81%
Medion 1.16%
Intel 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.76%
MSI MS-7821 2.82%
MSI MS-7693 2.79%
LENOVO 20378 2.69%
MSI MS-7917 2.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.04%

About Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game developer & publisher that originally concentrated primarily on the creation of game ports for other studios before beginning development of their own program with the development of games like Rock n' Roll Racing & The Lost Vikings.
Publisher URL: us.blizzard.com


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