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Should I remove Microsoft Halo Trial?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,850
United States Rank #10,950
Reach 0.0244%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.33 days
540.82 days >
Average installed length: 284.16 days

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Microsoft Halo Trial


Microsoft Halo Trial is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 primary executable is named halo.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 255.98 MB (268,419,161 bytes). The installed file haloupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 53% of users of Microsoft Halo Trial come from the United States, it is also popular in Colombia and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Trial
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Trial\UNINSTAL.EXE" /runtemp /addremove
Estimated size: 255.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Halo Trial

Program executable:halo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft games\halo trial\halo.exe
Additional files:
  • ksimeui.dll - Microsoft Corporation Keystone IMEUI (ksimeui)
  • Keystone.dll - Microsoft Corporation Keystone (Keystone)
  • Eula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • SETUPENU.DLL - Microsoft Games Setup (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources)
  • UNINSTAL.EXE - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup
  • Strings.dll - Halo Strings
  • halo_2.exe - Halo
  • haloce.exe
  • haloupdate.exe - Halo Update

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • halo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Halo Trial\halo.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 Trial?

You can uninstall Microsoft Halo Trial 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 Trial, 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 Trial.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.58%
Windows 10 26.20%
Windows Vista 5.82%
Windows XP 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.28%
Windows 7 Professional 8.61%
Windows 8.1 6.72%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.07%
  Colombia 6.83%
  Mexico 4.61%
  Canada 4.27%
  Australia 3.07%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Ecuador 1.71%
  Peru 1.54%
  Venezuela 1.54%
  Argentina 1.37%
  Brazil 1.37%
  France 1.37%
  India 1.37%
  Chile 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.44%
Acer 20.98%
Dell 20.66%
ASUS 8.85%
Lenovo 5.25%
Toshiba 4.26%
Samsung 2.30%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.76%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 4.76%
ASUS All Series 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.98%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.79%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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