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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,821
United States Rank #9,449
Reach 0.0154%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.90 days
500.34 days >
Average installed length: 262.89 days


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What is Hoyle Card Games 2012?  (from Encore Software)

Shuffle the cards and deal yourself in to the greatest card game collection of all time. With over 150 game variations, Hoyle Card Games 2012 is the largest & most comprehensive collection of card games available for your PC & Mac! Choose card game favorites like Poker, Gin Rummy and Hearts or try your hand at Cribbage...  Read more


Hoyle Card Games 2012 is a software program developed by Encore Software. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 Hoyle Card Games.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 837.23 KB (857,321 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 88% of users of Hoyle Card Games 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.encore.com
Help link: support.encore.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hoyle\Hoyle Card Games 2012\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{01709BCA-8553-4B46-8A75-DBCCAC95DD62}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 837.23 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hoyle Card Games 2012

Program executable:Hoyle Card Games.exe
Name:Hoyle Card Games 2012
Path:C:\Program Files\Hoyle\Hoyle Card Games 2012\Hoyle Card Games.exe
Additional files:
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe - Hoyle Card Games 2012
  • Blackjack.exe - Hoyle Casino Games 2012
  • DevIL.dll
  • DevILU.dll
  • DevILUT.dll
  • dlcomp.dll (by Datalode) - Datalode Compression Engine
  • dlcrypt.dll (by Datalode) - Datalode Security Engine
  • dlkrnl.dll - Datalode Agent Kernel
  • dlplay.dll - Datalode Agent Display Engine
  • encore_reg.exe (by DataLode) - RealConnect Agent (RealConnect Agent Application)
  • EQATEC.Analytics.Monitor.Win32_dll10.dll
  • FColladaU.dll
  • freetype6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • Hoyle Casino.exe
  • Hoyle Puzzle Games.exe - Hoyle Board and Puzzle Games 2012
  • Hoyle Slots.exe
  • HoyleDLL.dll
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • KingOfCheapGames_Solitaire.exe
  • libeay32.dll
  • LibJpeg.dll
  • libpng.dll
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • zlib1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{981156E9-9E6D-40F1-8F06-00A697C0673B}' (runs on registration).
  • Hoyle Puzzle Games.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE7F8BFD-4498-4915-8B04-F6F9683273D4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • encore_reg.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named '20090604' and executes as C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Home and Business Lawyer\encore_reg.exe /r "C:\Program Files\Broderbund\Home and Business Lawyer\encore_reg.rpd".

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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 Hoyle Card Games 2012, 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 Hoyle Card Games 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.05%
Windows 10 36.91%
Windows Vista 3.02%
Windows XP 2.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.57%
Windows 8.1 13.18%
Windows 7 Professional 12.16%
Windows 10 Home 8.11%
Windows 8 5.07%
Windows 10 Pro 3.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.53%
  Canada 5.03%
  Australia 4.60%
  United Kingdom 1.53%
  France 0.22%
  New Zealand 0.22%
  Philippines 0.22%
  Poland 0.22%
  PR 0.22%
  Saudi Arabia 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.56%
Dell 31.63%
Acer 22.79%
ASUS 5.12%
Toshiba 1.86%
Samsung 0.93%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 2.65%
Dell XPS 8300 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 660 2.65%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1214 2.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.65%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.65%

About (from Encore Software)

Based in Minneapolis, MN, Encore Software, Inc. a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation and a Top Ten interactive software publisher.
Publisher URL: www.encore.com


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