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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,090
United States Rank #12,656
Reach 0.0077%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 46.15 days
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Average installed length: 416.23 days


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What is Hoyle Slots?  (from Encore Software)

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Hoyle Slots 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 Slots.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 719.46 KB (736,728 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 96% of users of Hoyle Slots come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.encore.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hoyle\Hoyle Slots\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FF82A507-7891-4A7E-90D1-79AB5969840E}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 719.46 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hoyle Slots

Program executable:Hoyle Slots.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Hoyle\Hoyle Slots\Hoyle Slots.exe
Additional files:
  • ILUT.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • freetype6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • zlib1.dll
  • DevIL.dll
  • DevILU.dll
  • DevILUT.dll
  • FColladaU.dll
  • Hoyle Slots.exe
  • LibJpeg.dll
  • libpng.dll
  • Blackjack.exe - Hoyle Casino Games 2012
  • CPUCheck.dll
  • d3dx9_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • 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
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe - Hoyle Card Games 2012
  • Hoyle Casino.exe
  • Hoyle Puzzle Games.exe
  • HoyleDLL.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67BE4AE2-13FD-451C-A6AE-B1351894AC2A}' (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 Slots, 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 Slots.

Win 10 50%
Win XP 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.34%
Windows 7 40.94%
Windows Vista 6.04%
Windows XP 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.87%
Windows 8.1 23.49%
Windows 10 Home 16.78%
Windows 7 Professional 9.40%
Windows 10 Pro 5.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.60%
  Australia 2.00%
  Canada 1.60%
  France 0.40%
  Italy 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.22%
Dell 26.27%
Acer 15.25%
Toshiba 5.93%
ASUS 4.24%
Gateway 3.39%
Lenovo 1.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 4.35%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.61%
Acer Aspire XC-603G 1.74%
Acer Aspire XC-603 1.74%
ASUSTeK Q551LNB 1.74%

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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