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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,065
United States Rank #959
Reach 0.6472%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.23 days
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Average installed length: 313.51 days


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Path of Exile

What is Path of Exile?  (from Grinding Gear Games)

Path of Exile is an online Action RPG set in the dark fantasy world of Wraeclast. We're a small independent team of hardcore gamers based in New Zealand and have created Path of Exile as the game that we'd want to play ourselves. It is designed around a strong barter-based online item economy, deep character customisat...  Read more


Path of Exile is a software program developed by Grinding Gear Games. The most common release is, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named ClientIcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 6.57 MB (6,893,568 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 55% of users of Path of Exile come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pathofexile.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\grinding gear games\path of exile\redist
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{03FD7E07-5E08-4AD4-BE25-179BA2E2DF56}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.57 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Path of Exile

Program executable:ClientIcon.exe
Additional files:
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • pathofexile.exe
  • client.exe
  • PathOfExileSteam.exe
  • CrashUpload.exe
  • PackCheck.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • client.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CED36CC7-D040-4B62-B8F7-2927B91FD6D0}' (runs on registration).
  • pathofexile.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AED3A220-F5AE-4762-9B36-C1C5FC57CA58}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PathOfExileSteam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Path of Exile\PathOfExileSteam.exe'.

How do I remove Path of Exile?

You can uninstall Path of Exile 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 Path of Exile, 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 Path of Exile.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.16%
Windows 10 38.43%
Windows Vista 1.47%
Windows XP 0.93%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.28%
Windows 8.1 11.65%
Windows 10 Home 9.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.87%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.10%
  Canada 5.27%
  France 4.55%
  Germany 4.52%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Australia 2.43%
  Sweden 2.09%
  Brazil 1.71%
  DK 1.34%
  Poland 1.26%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Finland 1.21%
  Italy 1.11%
  Belgium 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.99%
ASUS 18.81%
Acer 15.37%
Dell 13.82%
Lenovo 5.17%
Alienware 3.92%
Toshiba 3.83%
MSI 2.83%
Samsung 2.08%
Intel 1.05%
Medion 0.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.71%
MSI MS-7821 2.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
MSI MS-7758 2.27%


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