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What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,044
United States Rank #15,410
Reach 0.1927%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.19 days
64.66 days >
Average installed length: 33.97 days


VersionDistribution 1.13% 38.50% 6.32% 0.29% 31.71% 22.04%

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Packard Bell Games

What is Packard Bell Games?

Packard Bell Games is a branded version of the WildTangent Games Manager program that is pre-installed on most Packard Bell PCs. It also comes bundled with various games to try. In order to fully utilize the WT games, the user must subscribe to Wild Tanget and/or purchase the installed games. Depending on the subscription purchased for "Wild Coins", playing the preinstalled games cost up to $100 per year to subscribe. WildCoins allows users to rent or buy these games. If you do not play WildTangent games or do not wish to use the trail versions you may uninstall this software.

About  (from WildTangent)

Choose a monthly plan to get your WildCoins automatically deposited into your account. Use your WildCoins to rent and buy games or to purchase in-game items. WildCoins are a payment system you can use to play WildTangent. They work like quarters in an arcade. Just like you would use coins or tokens to start and continu...  Read more


It is typically pre-installed with most new Acer computers. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 183 files and is usually about 28.21 MB (29,582,898 bytes).

This program is pre-installed on the PC

Pre-installed software such as this is usually included by default on the manufacturer's PC. Many OEM (original equipment manufacture) software that is included with a new PC is useful and in many cases required for the PC to function properly as in the case of various software drivers. However, some pre-installed software is optional and can be safely removed.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.wildgames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Packard Bell Games
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Packard Bell Games\Uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 28.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Packard Bell Games

  • uninstall.exe - WildTangent Uninstaller
  • ConsHk.dll - ConsHk Dynamic Link Library
  • provider.exe - Game Explorer Categories (Installer for Game Explorer Categories)
  • GDF.dll - WildTangent GDF DLL (WildTangent GDF Helper)
  • WTA-17a71c6f-ac69-42a0-a2f4-45073d1ed659-wextr.exe - WIRE Atom Installer (WIRE installer for ${PRODUCTCODENAME})
  • WTA-17ddf46c-d878-4476-a7db-c4e1bd0f518e-wextr.exe
  • WTA-a877c7e7-e7d2-4cf4-a417-348e6c693756-wextr.exe
  • GameConsole-wt.dll - Game Console (GameConsole)
  • GameConsole-wt.exe
  • DRM0302.dll - DRM3 Module (WildTangent DRM Module)
  • GameConsoleService.exe - GameConsole (GameConsoleService)
  • uninstaller.exe - Uninstaller
  • WTHk.dll - WTHk
  • wtap.dll - Wild Games
  • Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile-WT.exe - Agatha Christie - Death on the Nile
  • Akhra-WT.exe - Akhra: The Treasures
  • alicesmagicalmahjong-WT.exe - Alice's Magical Mahjong
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe - Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
  • Bejeweled2-WT.exe
  • bejeweled3-WT.exe - Bejeweled 3
  • Blackhawk2-WT.exe - Blackhawk Striker 2
  • BlasterBall3-WT.exe - Blasterball 3
  • Build-a-lot 2-WT.exe - Build-a-lot 2
  • buildalot2-WT.exe
  • CC_Kart2-WT.exe - Crazy Chicken Kart 2
  • Chuzzle Deluxe-WT.exe - Chuzzle Deluxe
  • Diego's Rescue-WT.exe - Diego's Ultimate Rescue
  • DriveGreen1-WT.exe - John Deere Drive Green
  • EscapeRosecliffIsland-WT.exe - Escape Rosecliff Island
  • Faerie Solitaire Oberon-WT.exe - Faerie Solitaire
  • farm-WT.exe - Farm Frenzy
  • Fate-WT.exe - FATE
  • golf-WT.exe - Polar Golfer
  • Insaniquarium Deluxe-WT.exe - Insaniquarium Deluxe
  • Insaniquarium-WT.exe
  • Jewel Quest Solitaire-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire
  • jewelmatch3-WT.exe - Jewel Match 3
  • JewelQuestHeritage-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Heritage
  • JewelQuest-WT.exe - Jewel Quest
  • JojosFashionShow-WT.exe - JoJo's Fashion Show
  • JQSolitaire2-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 2
  • JQSolitaire3-WT.exe - Jewel Quest Solitaire 3
  • mahjong_artifacts-WT.exe - Mahjongg Artifacts
  • MyFarmLife-WT.exe - My Farm Life
  • Mystery P.I. - The London Caper-WT.exe - Mystery P.I. - The London Caper
  • mysteryofmortlakemansion-WT.exe - Mystery of Mortlake Mansion
  • Peggle-WT.exe - Peggle
  • penguins-WT.exe - Penguins!
  • Plants vs. Zombies-WT.exe - Plants vs. Zombies
  • plantsvszombies-WT.exe - Plants vs. Zombies - Game of the Year
  • PolarPool-WT.exe - Polar Pool
  • Polar-WT.exe - Polar Bowler
  • Racing-WT.exe - Final Drive: Nitro
  • RunningSheep-WT.exe - Running Sheep
  • SG6-WT.exe - Super Granny 6
  • Slingo Deluxe-WT.exe - Slingo Deluxe
  • Tales of Lagoona-WT.exe - Tales of Lagoona
  • Torchlight.exe - LaunchTorchlight
  • Torchlight2-WT.exe - Torchlight
  • torchlight-WT.exe
  • tw3_vista-WT.exe - Tradewinds Legends

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

11 Scheduled Tasks
  • Fate-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C0DD7897-25B8-4458-A779-CE9F8042A18C}' (runs on registration).
  • JewelMatch3-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{074402C1-3F65-4DD5-998C-6F62A530AE72}' (runs on registration).
  • Bejeweled 2 Deluxe-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DEDA3DC8-56A0-43BA-B05F-92A9621C5365}' (runs on registration).
  • buildalot2-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD1BA7F9-022B-4DEE-9718-810C06EF1520}' (runs on registration).
  • DriveGreen1-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2F05B800-B27E-40DA-9346-99CB3D355E1E}' (runs on registration).
  • Insaniquarium Deluxe-WT.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AC04A703-802C-4B23-844D-6174042AF8D3}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 5 more
  • GameConsoleService.exe runs as a service named 'GameConsoleService' (GameConsoleService) "GameConsole management services".

How do I remove Packard Bell Games?

You can uninstall Packard Bell Games 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 Packard Bell Games, 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 Packard Bell Games.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.63%
Windows 10 12.13%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 80.25%
Windows 10 Home 10.51%
Windows 7 Starter 4.46%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.86% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 19.86%
  France 18.54%
  United Kingdom 13.05%
  Italy 9.28%
  Netherlands 5.23%
  Spain 4.76%
  United States 4.45%
  Sweden 4.23%
  Belgium 3.55%
  DK 2.63%
  Norway 2.42%
  Finland 1.37%
  Turkey 1.24%
  Russia 1.16%

About WildTangent

WildTangent provides branded game services for several PC manufacturers including Toshiba, Gateway, Samsung, HP, Dell,, Acer and Sony VAIO.
Publisher URL: www.wildtangent.com


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