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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,099
United States Rank #16,309
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.57 days
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Average installed length: 272.32 days


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Hoyle Swashbucklin' Slots is a program developed by Encore Software. 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 software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 1.21 MB (1,265,056 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 84% of users of Hoyle Swashbucklin' Slots come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Encore.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Encore\Hoyle\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{CD39C2AA-EC38-421D-A179-9BFBA3571E7F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.21 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Hoyle Swashbucklin' Slots

  • Blackjack.exe - Hoyle Casino Games 2012
  • Hoyle Casino.exe
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe - Hoyle Card Games 2012
  • 24Cents.dll - 24 Cents.
  • Billiards.dll
  • Bombs.dll
  • carom.dll
  • Chameleon.dll
  • Cutthroat.dll
  • EightBall.dll
  • NineBall.dll
  • CPUCheck.dll
  • 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
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • encore_reg.exe (by DataLode) - RealConnect Agent (RealConnect Agent Application)
  • EQATEC.Analytics.Monitor.Win32_dll10.dll
  • EvenMore.exe (by Dynamix) - Even More Contraptions
  • FColladaU.dll
  • freetype6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • Hoyle Puzzle Games.exe
  • Hoyle Slots.exe
  • hoyle_miami_solitaire.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
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • pool.exe (by Dynamix) - Maximum Pool.
  • runique.exe
  • ssleay32.dll
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredistSP1_x86.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • zlib.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • zlib1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Hoyle Card Games.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{976E8974-048B-4D75-A20F-4FE043DCF987}' (runs on registration).
  • runique.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{32CED91D-C075-4AC0-A5C6-D46B71BBBF58}' (runs on registration).
  • Hoyle Puzzle Games.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9AFF916E-A030-4858-A7FC-DFD0972031D8}' (runs on registration).
  • KingOfCheapGames_Solitaire.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{05BD5E08-C10F-45D5-8551-F4FAB7AB78AD}' (runs on registration).
  • Hoyle Casino.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D4B72FA-671B-41BA-8184-D3641BFD8E85}' (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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Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.97%
Windows 10 30.77%
Windows Vista 5.98%
Windows XP 4.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 8.1 12.82%
Windows 7 Professional 10.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Windows 10 Home 9.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.61%
  Canada 7.10%
  Australia 4.37%
  United Kingdom 1.09%
  Austria 0.55%
  China 0.55%
  Germany 0.55%
  DK 0.55%
  Hungary 0.55%
  Iran 0.55%
  MK 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.88%
Dell 26.03%
Acer 21.92%
American Megatrends 5.48%
Samsung 4.11%
Intel 2.74%
Lenovo 2.74%
Gateway 1.37%
ASUS 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.00%
Gateway SX2110 2.00%
Samsung 270E5J 2.00%
Acer Aspire 7739Z 2.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.00%

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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