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Should I remove Hoopla?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
51% remove it49% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,796
United States Rank #10,443
Reach 0.0136%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.88 days
291.51 days >
Average installed length: 153.17 days


What is Hoopla?

Display advertising. Form the EULA: "To create a more customized online experience for consumers, some of the ads you may receive on the Hoopla.com service are tailored to previous online behaviors/visits on your computer."

About  (from Exent Technologies)

Hoopla is a merely a distributor, and not a publisher, of any Third Party Content. Hoopla does not have administrative, editorial or other control over such Third Party Content. The Site allows users to play games and earn on-line points called “Hoops”. Users earn Hoops strictly by the time they spend accessing the Sit...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 GameLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 37.82 MB (39,657,943 bytes). GUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.
  • Starts automatically
  • Loads into the web browser
  • Installed as part of a co-bundle
Hoopla has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Exent Technologies Ltd
URL: hoopla.com/tos
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\hoopla
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Hoopla\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 37.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hoopla

Program executable:GameLauncher.exe
Name:EXETender™ Client
EXETender Player
Path:C:\Program Files\hoopla\GameLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • X5Ex_Pr152.sys - Exent EXETender® for Vista 64-bit (X5Ex Kernel Mode Driver)
  • X5XSEx_Pr152.sys - Exent EXETender® for Vista 64 bit (X5XSEx Kernel Mode Driver)
  • X6Ex_Pr152.sys - Exent EXETender® for Vista 32-bit (X6Ex Kernel Mode Driver)
  • AppLoader2KEx.dll - Exent® Applications On Demand (Application on Demand Loader for Win2K)
  • wh_Pr152.dll
  • X4Ex_Pr152.sys - Exent EXETender® for Win2K (X4Ex Kernel Mode Driver)
  • X4HSEx_Pr152.sys - X4HSEx Kernel Mode Driver
  • X6XSEx_Pr152.sys - Exent EXETender® for Vista (X6XSEx Kernel Mode Driver)
  • npExentCtl.dll - Exent® AOD Gecko Plugin
  • exs.dll
  • GameInst.dll
  • GameLauncher.exe - EXETender Player
  • GPlayer.exe
  • GPlrLanc.exe
  • GUpdater.dll - Game Update
  • Report.exe - System check utility
  • GUpdater.exe - Free Ride Games (Free Ride Games Update)
  • cmhelper.exe - Exent cmhelper (cmhelper)
  • AX32.dll - Exent®
  • npGameTreatWidget.dll - Exent's browser plugin

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npExentCtl.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npExentCtl.dll'.
2 Mozilla Plugins
  • npGameTreatWidget.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'www.exent.com/GameTreatWidget' with a plugin key of 'www.exent.com/GameTreatWidget'.
  • npExentCtl.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Games-On-Demand' with a plugin key of '@exent.com/npExentCtl,version=' for all users of the PC.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • GPlrLanc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1CE3524-8053-42C9-B219-5C7CB850ED69}' (runs on registration).
  • GPlayer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{74CCAA87-82F6-4BB0-BB9F-4F25BB4586CA}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • GPlayer.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Exetender' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Hoopla\GPlayer.exe" /runonstartup.

How do I remove Hoopla?

You can uninstall Hoopla 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 Hoopla, 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 Hoopla.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Hoopla you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 51%
Keep it 49%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.10%
Windows 10 36.94%
Windows Vista 7.09%
Windows XP 1.87%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.48%
Windows 8.1 16.17%
Windows 8 15.41%
Windows 7 Professional 6.39%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.22%
  Canada 11.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.93%
Dell 20.93%
Acer 17.67%
Toshiba 9.30%
ASUS 5.58%
Samsung 1.86%
Lenovo 0.93%
Sony 0.93%
Gateway 0.93%
Compaq 0.47%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 10.97%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.87%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.58%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.94%


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