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Should I remove PokerStars.net?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,108
United States Rank #2,590
Reach 0.1308%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.03 days
708.74 days >
Average installed length: 372.39 days


2.138 0.04%
2.129 0.04%
2.065 0.08%
1.916 0.04%
1.811 0.04%
1.779 0.04%

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What is PokerStars.net?

PokerStars offers a downloadable poker client for both Windows and Macintosh operating systems, offering the same features to users of each client.


PokerStars.net is a software program developed by PokerStars. The most common release is 2.138, 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 primary executable is named PokerStars.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 10.75 MB (11,268,527 bytes). The installed file PokerStarsOnlineUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 74% of users of PokerStars.net come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PokerStars.NET
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\PokerStars.NET\PokerStarsUninstall.exe" /C:PokerStars.net
Estimated size: 10.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PokerStars.net

Program executable:PokerStars.exe
PokerStars GUI
Path:C:\Program Files\PokerStars.NET\PokerStars.exe
Additional files:
  • PokerStarsCommunicate.exe - PokerStarsCommunicate
  • PokerStarsInstallPM.exe - PokerStars Installer
  • 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
  • Stub.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • PokerStarsUpdate.exe is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {15105F6B-80FF-40d3-B239-AEC9E0E93ACD}.
3 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).
  • PokerStars.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9372A36-5B5A-4453-B7C6-11094BF87589}' (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).

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.net?

You can uninstall PokerStars.net 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.net, 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.net.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by PokerStars.net you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.44%
Windows 10 21.53%
Windows Vista 10.43%
Windows XP 6.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.68%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.93%
Windows 8.1 7.49%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.44%
Windows 10 Home 6.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.70%
  Germany 6.82%
  Canada 6.02%
  Brazil 2.15%
  Russia 0.99%
  Argentina 0.81%
  Mexico 0.64%
  United Kingdom 0.56%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Czech Republic 0.54%
  Australia 0.48%
  Romania 0.46%
  Colombia 0.38%
  Taiwan 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.21%
Dell 23.48%
Acer 15.91%
Toshiba 10.25%
ASUS 7.15%
Lenovo 3.22%
Samsung 2.92%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Intel 1.01%
Gateway 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.35%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.61%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.74%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.02%


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