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Should I remove PokerStars?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,978
United States Rank #2,942
Reach 0.3340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.78 days
701.55 days >
Average installed length: 368.61 days


2.141 0.02%
2.137 0.02%
2.130 0.02%
2.016 0.02%
1.978 0.03%
1.950 0.02%
1.601 0.02%
1.588 0.02%


What is PokerStars?

PokerStars offers downloadable poker clients for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems. PokerStars offers the largest number of poker variations available online: Texas hold 'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo (8 or Better), Stud, Stud Hi/Lo (8 or Better), Razz, Five-card draw, 2-7 Triple Draw & 2-7 Single Draw, Badugi, HORSE, HOSE, Mixed Hold'em, Mixed Omaha Hi/Lo, Triple Stud and 8-Game Mix. PokerStars also offers "Mixed Games," which rotate through several of these games.


The most used version is 2.141, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 main program executable is PokerStars.exe. The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 15.1 MB (15,832,297 bytes). PokerStarsOnlineUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PokerStars
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PokerStars\PokerStarsUninstall.exe" /C:PokerStars
Estimated size: 15.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PokerStars

Program executable:PokerStars.exe
PokerStars GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\PokerStars\PokerStars.exe
Additional files:
  • PokerStarsBr.exe - PokerStarsBr (PokerStars Browser)
  • PokerStars.exe - PokerStars (PokerStars GUI)
  • PokerStarsOnlineUpdate.exe - PokerStars Online Theme Update
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe - PokerStars Update
  • Tracer.exe - PokerStars Tracer
  • PokerStarsCommunicate.exe (by PokerStars.com) - PokerStarsCommunicate
  • PokerStarsUninstall.exe
  • Stub.exe
  • Uninstall.EXE

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {15105F6B-80FF-40d3-B239-AEC9E0E93ACD}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA7B404F-4C11-4FC7-9AA0-F7F8AF2CD1DF}' (runs on registration).
  • Tracer.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D837F15A-6991-4467-AE85-E9D4AF185E2B}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PokerStars\PokerStarsUpdate.exe'.
  • Tracer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\PokerStars.NET\Tracer.exe'.
Network connections
  • PokerStars.exe connects to (port 26002).
  • PokerStars.exe connects to (port 26002).
  • PokerStars.exe connects to (port 26002).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:121.87 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0044245258%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00201695%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00240758%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove PokerStars?

You can uninstall PokerStars 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 PokerStars, 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 PokerStars.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PokerStars you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.55%
Windows 10 28.13%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 5.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.54%
Windows 7 Professional 7.77%
Windows 8.1 7.60%
Windows 10 Home 6.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.62%
  Canada 11.45%
  Brazil 8.67%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Germany 4.27%
  Australia 4.13%
  Portugal 2.92%
  Russia 2.26%
  Norway 1.85%
  Spain 1.62%
  Czech Republic 1.60%
  Argentina 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  UA 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.70%
Acer 19.26%
Dell 18.97%
ASUS 11.12%
Toshiba 7.77%
Samsung 5.02%
Lenovo 4.70%
Intel 1.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.62%
ASUS All Series 2.82%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.43%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.35%


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