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What percent of users and experts removed it?
18% remove it82% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,435
United States Rank #1,957
Reach 0.2610%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.70 days
256.51 days >
Average installed length: 134.78 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.9.2-r111395-release 7.11%
1.9.1-r111300-release 0.95%
1.9.0-r111025-release 1.37%
1.8.9-r110080-release 1.27%
1.8.8-r109999-release 0.06%
1.8.6-r109060-release 0.12%
1.8.5-r108883-release 0.28%
1.8.4-r108760-release 0.02%
1.8.3-r108429-release 0.02%
1.8.2-r108101-release 0.06%
1.8.11-r110387-release 6.78%
1.8.10-r110239-release 1.19%
1.7.5.107271.elease 0.18%
1.7.3.107112.elease 0.02%
1.27.7-r126167-release 1.76%
1.27.6-r126155-release 0.06%
1.27.5-r125535-release 4.66%
1.27.3-r125362-release 0.40%
1.27.2-r125244-release 0.16%
1.27.1-r125169-release 0.12%
1.27.0-r125146-release 0.02%
1.26.0-r124601-release 0.40%
1.25.1-r123776-release 1.03%
1.25.0-r123621-release 0.50%
1.24.2-r123476-release 0.69%
1.24.0-r123203-release 0.93%
1.23.2-r122830-release 1.53%
1.23.1-r122721-release 0.63%
1.23.0-r122690-release 0.08%
1.22.1-r122396-release 0.77%
1.22.0-r122375-release 0.08%
1.21.1-r122110-release 0.99%
1.21.0-r121815-release 1.53%
1.20.1-r121449-release 1.39%
1.19.0-r120634-release 2.83%
1.18.2-r120419-release 0.83%
1.18.1-r120223-release 1.15%
1.18.0-r120084-release 0.48%
1.17.6-r119262-release 1.86%
1.17.5-r119091-release 0.40%
1.17.4-r119014-release 0.08%
1.16.8-r118433-release 1.31%
1.16.6-r118369-release 0.06%
1.16.5-r118261-release 0.69%
1.16.4-r118179-release 0.50%
1.16.3-r117977-trunk 1.61%
1.15.8-r117715-release 0.48%
1.15.7-r117553-release 0.48%
1.15.6-r117528-release 0.10%
1.15.3-r117396-release 0.02%
1.14.1-r116718-release 5.89%
65 versions

PlaysTV

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Overview

PlaysTV is a program developed by Plays.tv. The most used version is 1.9.2-r111395-release, with over 84% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 playstv.exe. The software installer includes 233 files and is usually about 29.67 MB (31,109,861 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of PlaysTV come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\playstv
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PlaysTV\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 29.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PlaysTV

Program executable:playstv.exe
Name:PlaysTV
Plays.tv Video Recorder by Raptr
Path:C:\Program Files\playstv\playstv.exe
MD5:917ca65753804a43584a8bbf3f8f3fdf
Additional files:
  • amd_ags.dll
  • amf-component-vce-windesktop32.dll
  • amf-component-vce-windesktop64.dll
  • amf-core-windesktop32.dll
  • amf-core-windesktop64.dll
  • easyhook32.dll
  • easyhook64.dll
  • exchndl.dll
  • f2p_ping.exe - PlaysTV (Plays.tv Video Recorder by Raptr)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libvlc.dll (by VideoLAN) - VLC media player (VLC media player 2.1.2)
  • libvlccore.dll (by VideoLAN)
  • ltc_host.dll (by Raptr) - Raptr In-Game Overlay (Host Module)
  • ltc_host_ex.dll
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • playstv_launcher.exe
  • icudt53.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin53.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc53.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • plays_service.exe (by Copyright (c) 2017 Plays.tv) - Plays.tv Video Recorder
  • plays_ep64.exe (by Raptr) - Elevation Proxy
  • Qt5Core.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • libEGL.dll
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • MSVCR100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010
  • msvcrt.dll - Windows NT CRT DLL
  • python26.dll (by ActiveState Software Inc) - ActivePython (Python Core)
  • python35.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python
  • pythoncom26.dll - PyWin32
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • pywintypes26.dll
  • ltc_fpsi32-111387.dll - FPS Info
  • ltc_fpsi32-113248.dll
  • ltc_fpsi32-114887.dll
  • ltc_fpsi32-114978.dll
  • ltc_fpsi32-115416.dll
  • ltc_fpsi64-111387.dll
  • ltc_fpsi64-113248.dll
  • ltc_fpsi64-114978.dll
  • ltc_fpsi64-115416.dll
  • ltc_game32-111387.dll - Game Module
  • ltc_game64-111387.dll
  • ltc_help32-111387.dll - Help Module
  • ltc_help64-111387.dll
  • pythoncom35.dll
  • pywintypes35.dll
  • Qt5Multimedia.dll
  • Qt5MultimediaWidgets.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • playstv_launcher.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PlaysTV.
Service
  • plays_service.exe runs as a service named 'Plays.tv Update Service (PlaysService)' (PlaysService) "Automatically installs new updates to Plays.tv client".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • playstv_launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PlaysTV' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Raptr Inc\PlaysTV\playstv_launcher.exe" --startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • playstv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Raptr Inc\PlaysTV\playstv.exe'.

How do I remove PlaysTV?

Quickly and completely remove PlaysTV from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall PlaysTV 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program PlaysTV, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 PlaysTV.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 81%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 18%
Keep it 82%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.38%
Windows 7 18.53%
Windows XP 0.06%
Windows Vista 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 46.98%
Windows 10 Pro 24.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.33%
Windows 7 Professional 4.19%
Windows 8.1 2.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.70%
  Germany 7.39%
  Italy 5.70%
  United Kingdom 4.16%
  France 3.71%
  Canada 2.35%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Australia 1.16%
  Spain 1.13%
  Brazil 1.12%
  Sweden 0.98%
  Russia 0.85%
  DK 0.69%
  Poland 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.50%
Acer 14.39%
Dell 9.96%
Lenovo 9.37%
GIGABYTE 7.82%
ASUS 7.82%
Toshiba 4.61%
Samsung 2.88%
Intel 0.81%
Medion 0.77%
Alienware 0.66%
MSI 0.41%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP HP Notebook 3.63%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.57%
MSI MS-7693 3.31%

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