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Should I remove Notification Center?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,140
United States Rank #8,135
Reach 0.0976%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.07 days
532.94 days >
Average installed length: 280.02 days


VersionDistribution 58.26% 29.83% 11.80% 0.05% 0.05%

Notification Center

What is Notification Center?  (from BlueStack Systems)

BlueStacks App Player lets you run apps from your phone fast and fullscreen on Windows and Mac. BlueStacks helps PC manufacturers to ride the Android momentum by enabling Android Apps to be run on x86 based ultrabooks, tablets, netbooks, notebooks, hybrid and all-in-one devices with a Windows operating system. The sea...  Read more


Notification Center is a program developed by BlueStack Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 40 files and is usually about 7.46 MB (7,827,456 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 25% of users of Notification Center come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Taiwan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bluestacks.com
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\bluestacks\locales
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FDAD2767-11CA-4D38-9CC4-48770CE3CC7B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Notification Center

  • hd-unzip.exe (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip for Windows (Info-ZIP's UnZip for Win32 console)
  • adbwinapi.dll (by Google, inc) - Android SDK (Android ADB API)
  • hd-adb.exe
  • hd-blockdevice.exe - BlueStacks (BlueStacks Block Device Helper Process)
  • hd-glcheck.exe - BlueStacks GLCheck Utility
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe - BlueStacks Log Rotator Service
  • hd-network.exe - BlueStacks Network Helper Process
  • hd-png2ico.exe
  • hd-runapp.exe - BlueStacks App Runner
  • hd-runtimeuninstaller.exe - BlueStacks Runtime Uninstaller
  • hd-sharedfolder.exe - BlueStacks Shared Folder Helper Process
  • hd-zip.exe
  • json.dll (by CodeTitans)
  • naudio.dll (by Mark Heath) - NAudio

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hd-adb.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{414B58D5-075E-4F20-A788-93CF9F140FAC}' (runs on registration).
  • hd-logrotatorservice.exe runs as a service named 'BlueStacks Log Rotator Service' (BstHdLogRotatorSvc).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0158008696%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00635150%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00944937%
0.015104% average
Memory:4.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0129379550%
Kernel CPU:0.01122439%
User CPU:0.00171357%
CPU cycles/sec:1,832,240
I/O reads/min:4.3 MB
I/O writes/min:4.38 MB
Memory:11.65 MB
Total CPU:0.0009171097%
Kernel CPU:0.00070870%
User CPU:0.00020841%
CPU cycles/sec:129,731
I/O reads/min:483 Bytes

How do I remove Notification Center?

You can uninstall Notification Center 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 Notification Center, 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 Notification Center.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.25%
Windows 10 14.60%
Windows XP 4.94%
Windows Vista 3.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.25%
Windows 7 Professional 9.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.75%
Windows 8 Pro 3.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.64%
  Germany 21.01%
  Taiwan 4.61%
  Italy 4.42%
  India 3.68%
  Spain 3.24%
  United Kingdom 2.50%
  Canada 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  France 1.57%
  MA 1.52%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Austria 1.37%
  Thailand 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Acer 22.24%
Dell 17.67%
ASUS 10.26%
Medion 4.66%
Samsung 4.05%
Lenovo 3.71%
Toshiba 3.45%
Intel 1.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.22%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.59%
Dell Inspiron N5010 3.13%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.71%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.51%

About (from BlueStack Systems, Inc.)

Bluestacks is a Silicon Valley-based software company that produces BlueStacks App Player and BlueStacks Cloud Connect.
Publisher URL: www.bluestacks.com


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