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Should I remove Prey?

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 #26,523
United States Rank #24,967
Reach 0.0062%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.93 days
529.08 days >
Average installed length: 277.99 days


1.2 1.64%
1.0 98.36%

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Prey is a software program developed by Human Head Studios. The most common release is 1.0, with over 98% 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 primary executable is named prey.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.62 GB (1,737,078,812 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 45% of users of Prey come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.humanhead.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Prey
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 1.62 GB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Prey

Program executable:prey.exe
Additional files:
  • PREYDed.exe - PREY

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • prey.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB14F424-0818-450E-8C1F-BA2AB378340E}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Prey?

You can uninstall Prey 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 Prey, 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 Prey.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.20%
Windows 10 29.51%
Windows XP 6.56%
Windows Vista 5.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.57%
Windows 7 Professional 13.11%
Windows 8.1 9.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.56%
Windows 10 Home 5.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.27%
  Germany 10.14%
  United Kingdom 6.76%
  France 4.73%
  Austria 3.38%
  Canada 3.38%
  South Africa 2.70%
  Australia 2.70%
  Finland 2.03%
  Spain 2.03%
  Slovenia 1.35%
  Norway 1.35%
  Sweden 1.35%
  Romania 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 29.31%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
ASUS 13.79%
Dell 12.07%
Alienware 5.17%
Gateway 3.45%
Lenovo 3.45%
American Megatrends 3.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.27%
Gigabyte GA-870A-USB3 2.27%
NOVATECH LTD PC-X001711 2.27%
powerspec B325 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite NB15-A 1.14%


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