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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,608
United States Rank #8,783
Reach 0.0177%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.19 days
772.52 days >
Average installed length: 405.90 days


3.30 49.71%
3.29 50.29%

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What is Impulse?

Impulse® is a PC video game distributed through the GameStop App, a free game download and management utility.


Impulse is a software program developed by GameStop. The most common release is 3.29, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named Impulse.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 35.74 MB (37,471,081 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 85% of users of Impulse come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/pc-game-downloads
Help link: www.impulsedriven.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Impulse
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\{EB424B13-2E57-4A45-936F-A4DFB6DB1688}\Impulse_setup.exe" REMOVE=TRUE MODIFY=FALSE
Estimated size: 35.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Impulse

Program executable:Impulse.exe
Name:GameStop App
GameStop App updater
Path:C:\Program Files\Impulse\Impulse.exe
Additional files:
  • GameStopApp.exe - GameStop App
  • Impulse.exe - GameStop App updater
  • Activate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • ImpulseMini.exe - GameStop (Impulse)
  • CleanImpulse.exe - Impulse (Impulse Cleaner)
  • ImpulseSelfRefresh.exe - Impulse Client SelfUpdater
  • Sd.Central.Archive.dll - Archive Library
  • Sd.Common.dll - Impulse Common Library
  • Sd.InstallManager.dll - Install Library
  • Sd.Uninstall.dll - Uninstall Library
  • Sd.Web.dll - Net Library
  • Interop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'ShockwaveFlashObjects'.
  • Interop.IWshRuntimeLibrary.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'IWshRuntimeLibrary'.
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • Sd.dll (by Stardock) - Stardock Common Library
  • sd.central.cvp.server.dll - sd.central.CVP.server
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • MyDock.Util.dll (by Stardock) - MyDockUtil (MyDock Utility Library)
  • Stardock.Central.Security.dll - Security
  • Sd.Irc.dll - Sd.Irc
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • Console.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip Console
  • Sd.UI.dll - Sd.UI
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • AxInterop.ShockwaveFlashObjects.dll
  • DeElevator.dll
  • DeElevator64.dll
  • Sd.Central.Archive.XmlSerializers.dll
  • sd.central.cvp.server.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Sd.Common.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Sd.InstallManager.XmlSerializers.dll
  • Sd.Uninstall.XmlSerializers.dll
  • StardockCentralDSkin.dll

How do I remove Impulse?

Quickly and completely remove Impulse® from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Impulse 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Impulse®, 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 Impulse.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.09%
Windows 10 7.29%
Windows Vista 6.12%
Windows XP 3.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 59.24%
Windows 7 Professional 13.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.47%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.79%
  Canada 3.80%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Australia 1.33%
  Germany 1.33%
  France 0.95%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Finland 0.38%
  Sweden 0.38%
  Mexico 0.38%
  Greece 0.38%
  Singapore 0.19%
  South Africa 0.19%
  Dominican Republic 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.37%
Hewlett-Packard 23.41%
ASUS 12.68%
Acer 9.76%
Intel 4.88%
Toshiba 4.39%
Lenovo 2.44%
Alienware 0.98%
Gateway 0.98%
Samsung 0.98%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.96%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.31%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.65%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.65%
Dell XPS 8300 2.65%

About (from GameStop)

GameStop is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer.
Publisher URL: www.gamestop.com


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