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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #9,465
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.04 days
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Average installed length: 310.63 days


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Rise of Nations

What is Rise of Nations?  (from Microsoft)

Rise of Nations is a historical real time strategy game from Big Huge Games’ Brian Reynolds, designer of PC game classics such as Civilization 2 and Alpha Centauri.
Dominate 6,000 years of history from the Ancient Age to the Information Age. Which forces will you deploy to lead your nation to global prominence? Trad...  Read more


Rise of Nations is a software program developed by Microsoft. 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 thrones.exe. The setup package generally installs about 53 files and is usually about 1.75 MB (1,830,238 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 39% of users of Rise of Nations come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games/thronesandpatriots
Help link: www.microsoft.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Games\Rise of Nations
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Rise of Nations\Uninstal.exe" /runtemp /uninstall
Estimated size: 1.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rise of Nations

Program executable:thrones.exe
Name:Rise of Nations
Path:C:\games\rise of nations\thrones.exe
Additional files:
  • pp_unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Win9x Supplemental Unicode eXtension)
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU)
  • dbghelp.dll - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Windows NT Image Helper)
  • dw15.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • EBUEula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • eula.dll
  • Eulaxp1.dll
  • mgspid.dll - Microsoft Corporation MGSPID (MGSPID)
  • mgspidx.dll
  • Setupenu.dll - Microsoft Games Setup (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources)
  • StpENUx.dll
  • Uninstal.exe - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup
  • pidgen.dll - Microsoft PidGen (PidGen)
  • pidgenx.dll
  • splash.exe - Splash Screen

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • splash.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6FDB5E4-F8DA-4A3C-B7A4-5E8F01427094}' (runs on registration).
  • thrones.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E1BFA810-34F9-4173-ADC4-8D55DB77C3AF}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • thrones.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Rise of Nations\thrones.exe'.

How do I remove Rise of Nations?

You can uninstall Rise of Nations 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 Rise of Nations, 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 Rise of Nations.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.02%
Windows 10 28.64%
Windows XP 4.74%
Windows Vista 3.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows 8.1 7.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.17%
  Canada 5.31%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  India 4.23%
  Brazil 3.05%
  Australia 3.05%
  Turkey 2.85%
  France 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Germany 2.07%
  Czech Republic 1.77%
  Indonesia 1.67%
  Italy 1.48%
  Sweden 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.66%
Acer 18.48%
Dell 17.62%
ASUS 13.30%
Samsung 5.70%
Toshiba 5.35%
Lenovo 4.66%
Alienware 1.55%
MSI 1.04%
Intel 0.69%
Sahara 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.26%
ASUS All Series 2.26%
Dell Inspiron 5520 2.26%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.26%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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