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Should I remove Sky Go Player?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,189
United States Rank #24,606
Reach 0.0737%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.30 days
598.94 days >
Average installed length: 314.70 days


3.0 62.95%
2.03 28.72%
1.21 8.33%

Sky Go Player

What is Sky Go Player?  (from Sky Italia)

Live TV and a huge library of On Demand content from Sky at no extra cost in line with your Sky TV subscription. Watch online, on iPhone, iPad or selected Android smartphones with the Sky Go app. Download from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.


Sky Go Player is a program developed by Sky Italia. The most used version is 3.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is NDSPCShowServer.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 26.55 MB (27,836,100 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 93% of users of Sky Go Player come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sky Italia\Sky Go Player\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{FEC1DF97-E716-4CD8-A55B-75C373912D35}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.55 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sky Go Player

Program executable:NDSPCShowServer.exe
Name:NDSPCSho Application
Path:C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sky Italia\Sky Go Player\NDSPCShowServer.exe
Additional files:
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll - Sky Go Player (Sky Italia Player Plugin)
  • StatusListenerRepository.dll - StatusListenerRepository Dynamic Link Library
  • DrmSingleton.dll - DrmSingleton Dynamic Link Library
  • PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe (by NDS Technologies) - PC Show power management wrapper
  • ndsLogStore.dll - ndsLogSt Dynamic Link Library
  • f_in_box.dll (by Softanics) - F-IN-BOX DLL Edition
  • NDSPCShowServer.exe - NDSPCSho Application
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • z.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • GstSrcPlugin.dll
  • gsttspplugin.dll
  • libgstapp.dll
  • libgstapp-0.10.dll
  • libgstaudio-0.10.dll
  • libgstaudioconvert.dll
  • libgstaudioresample.dll
  • libgstbase-0.10.dll
  • libgstcontroller-0.10.dll
  • libgstcoreelements.dll
  • libgstdirectsound.dll
  • libgstdshowvideosink.dll
  • libgstinterfaces-0.10.dll
  • libgstreamer-0.10.dll
  • libgstvideo-0.10.dll
  • libgstvolume.dll
  • liborc-0.4-0.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npPlayerPlugin.dll'.
Mozilla Plugin
  • npPlayerPlugin.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'NDS.com/PlayerPlugin' with a plugin key of 'NDS.com/PlayerPlugin'.
Startup File (User Run)
  • PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PCShowServer' and executes as C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sky Italia\Sky Go Player\PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PCShowServer' which loads as "C:\users\user\appdata\Local\Sky Italia\Sky Go Player\PCShowServerPMWrapper.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.6 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003964023%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00013404%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026236%
0.015104% average
Memory:5.8 MB
Total CPU:0.0009099327%
Kernel CPU:0.00073512%
User CPU:0.00017481%
CPU cycles/sec:2,562,373
I/O reads/min:412 Bytes
I/O writes/min:18 Bytes

How do I remove Sky Go Player?

You can uninstall Sky Go Player 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 Sky Go Player, 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 Sky Go Player.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Sky Go Player you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 46%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 48.76%
Windows 10 38.77%
Windows XP 7.09%
Windows Vista 5.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.62%
Windows 10 Home 11.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.57%
Windows 7 Professional 7.88%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.05%
Windows 8.1 5.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.44% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 93.44%
  United States 4.96%
  Germany 0.36%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  Switzerland 0.15%
  RS 0.15%
  Austria 0.15%
  UA 0.07%
  France 0.07%
  Norway 0.07%
  Australia 0.07%
  Kuwait 0.07%
  SM 0.07%
  Spain 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.93%
Acer 24.77%
ASUS 18.75%
Samsung 8.86%
Dell 5.00%
Toshiba 3.41%
American Megatrends 1.59%
Sony 1.59%
Intel 1.36%
Sahara 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 14.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.89%
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.49%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.12%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.20%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.20%


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