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Should I remove PokerStars.dk?

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 #26,727
Reach 0.0061%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.36 days
618.55 days >
Average installed length: 325.00 days

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PokerStars.dk is a program developed by PokerStars. 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 software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 11.97 MB (12,548,128 bytes). PokerStarsOnlineUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 89% of users of PokerStars.dk come from DK, it is also popular in the United States and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PokerStars.DK
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PokerStars.DK\PokerStarsUninstall.exe" /C:PokerStars.dk
Estimated size: 11.97 MB
Language: French

Program filesFiles installed by PokerStars.dk

  • PokerStarsCommunicate.exe - PokerStarsCommunicate
  • PokerStarsBr.exe - PokerStarsBr (PokerStars Browser)
  • PokerStars.exe - PokerStars (PokerStars GUI)
  • PokerStarsOnlineUpdate.exe - PokerStars Online Theme Update
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe - PokerStars Update
  • Tracer.exe - PokerStars Tracer
  • PokerStarsUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {809132AF-89D2-4d52-AA03-AB4E35BBDC5B}.
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'.

How do I remove PokerStars.dk?

You can uninstall PokerStars.dk 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.dk, 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.dk.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PokerStars.dk you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.33%
Windows 10 38.02%
Windows Vista 1.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.00%
Windows 10 Home 13.33%
Windows 8.1 9.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.50%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

89.17% of installs come from DK
Which countries install it?
  DK 89.17%
  United States 5.83%
  Norway 0.83%
  Australia 0.83%
  Sweden 0.83%
  Netherlands 0.83%
  Germany 0.83%
  IS 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.29%
ASUS 18.39%
Acer 18.39%
Lenovo 13.79%
Dell 4.60%
MSI 3.45%
Sony 2.30%
American Megatrends 2.30%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.78%
Gigabyte H61M-D2H-USB3 1.85%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.85%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.85%


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