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Should I remove Microsoft Halo Custom Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,932
United States Rank #10,308
Reach 0.0188%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.67 days
457.86 days >
Average installed length: 240.57 days

Microsoft Halo Custom Edition

What is Microsoft Halo Custom Edition?  (from Halo Maps and UXB Internet)

Simply put, it is a new version of HaloPC that is free for all HaloPC owners. This unsupported version of HaloPC is a stand alone Gearbox Software release and is not supported by Microsoft. It offers custom maps and other features. Along with The Halo Custom Edition Game are also a set of tools, tutorials and source...  Read more


Microsoft Halo Custom Edition is a program developed by Halo Maps and UXB Internet. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is haloce.exe. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 1.31 GB (1,403,509,524 bytes). HEKPlusUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Microsoft Halo Custom Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Mexico and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hce.halomaps.org/?fid=410
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft games\halo custom edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\Uninstal.exe" /runtemp /addremove
Estimated size: 1.31 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Halo Custom Edition

Program executable:haloce.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft games\halo custom edition\haloce.exe
Additional files:
  • d3d9.dll (by Kornner Studios) - OpenSauce - Yelo Module (Halo1_CE)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • HEKPlus.exe (by SteelIXB) - HEKPlus
  • HaloMapIO.dll
  • HEKMapProtector.dll
  • HEKPlusUpdater.exe
  • Interfaces.dll
  • PluginSupport.dll
  • sapp.dll
  • Strings.dll
  • haloceded.exe (by Microsoft) - Halo
  • Uninstal.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Games Setup (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup)
  • halo.exe
  • haloupdate.exe - Halo Update
  • a hobov102.exe - a hobo for HaloPC
  • AxSHDocVw.DLL
  • CheApeDLLG.dll
  • CheApeDLLS.dll
  • CheApeDLLT.dll
  • chktrust.exe - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Microsoft Trust ChkTrust Utility)
  • d3dx9_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D 9 Extensions)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DevTrainerV2.11beta.exe (by .) - DevTrainer
  • dinput8.dll (by Kornner Studios)
  • drvmgt.dll
  • Eula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • EvilAimv1.dll
  • GSArcade.exe
  • guerilla.exe - Guerilla Application (Guerilla MFC Application)
  • HackersTools.dll (by KiWiDOGGiE Productions) - HackersTools (HackersToolkit)
  • Halo CE Trainer 3.exe (by Home) - Halo CE Trainer 4
  • haloCEdev.exe - Project1
  • Halocefov.exe
  • haloThirdFov.exe (by ToCA EDIT) - mbwrFOV
  • HEKPlusPackageTool.exe
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.DLL - #ZipLibrary (ICSharpCode.SharpZipLibrary)
  • Keystone.dll - Microsoft Corporation Keystone (Keystone)
  • kornman00v20_release.exe - Kornman00 Application (MFC Application)
  • ksimeui.dll - Microsoft Corporation Keystone IMEUI (ksimeui)
  • mgspid.dll - Microsoft Corporation MGSPID (MGSPID)
  • MSHTML.DLL - Assembly imported from type library MSHTML
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • ogg.dll (by Xiph.org Foundation) - Ogg Dynamic Link Library
  • OpenSauceDedi.dll
  • OS_guerilla.exe
  • OS_haloceded.exe
  • OS_sapien.exe - Sapien for HaloPC
  • OS_tool.exe
  • PidGen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • SandBar.dll (by Divelements Limited - http://www.divelements.co.uk/) - SandBar (SandBar for Free Software)
  • SandDock.dll (by Divelements Limited - http://www.divelements.co.uk/) - SandDock (SandDock for Free Software)
  • sapien.exe
  • Setupenu.dll - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources
  • SetupHEK.dll
  • SHDocVw.DLL - Assembly imported from type library SHDocVw
  • Skybound.VisualStyles.dll (by Skybound Software (http://www.skybound.ca)) - Skybound VisualStyles
  • Skys The Limit 2.0.exe (by Limited & Skyline) - Sky's The Limit
  • Skys The Limit.exe (by Limited and Skyline) - Skys The Limit
  • STL.dll (by Limited & Skyline)
  • tool.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • haloce.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1ACCD568-B848-4F25-BD89-4BB9404C5E87}' (runs on registration).
  • sapien.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C07BC49F-6D48-4F13-888D-8068D0FB7F91}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • haloceded.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\haloceded.exe'.
  • haloce.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Custom Edition\haloce.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Halo Custom Edition?

You can uninstall Microsoft Halo Custom Edition 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 Microsoft Halo Custom Edition, 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 Microsoft Halo Custom Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.59%
Windows 10 40.54%
Windows Vista 3.24%
Windows XP 1.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.36%
Windows 10 Home 13.01%
Windows 8.1 11.92%
Windows 7 Professional 10.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.53%
  Mexico 3.78%
  Australia 3.39%
  Canada 3.39%
  United Kingdom 3.19%
  Colombia 2.39%
  Italy 1.39%
  France 1.20%
  Germany 1.00%
  MA 0.80%
  Spain 0.80%
  Malaysia 0.80%
  Finland 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.22%
Acer 17.49%
Dell 15.25%
ASUS 13.00%
Toshiba 10.76%
Lenovo 4.48%
Samsung 2.69%
Alienware 2.24%
MSI 1.79%
Intel 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.00%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.00%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.00%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.00%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.00%


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