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Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

What is Skylanders Spyro's Adventure?

This is an interactive entertainment video game published by Activision Publishing, Inc., a distributor of PC viedo games.

About  (from Activision)

Bring your Skylanders to life! Be frozen in our world. Alive in Theirs. For Generations, the Skylanders have used their magical powers and weapons to protect Skylands. But now, an evil tyrant has frozen them and banished them to Earth. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power and bring them to life to save Skylands...  Read more


Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is a program developed by Activision. 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 4 files and is usually about 6.98 MB (7,321,213 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 32% of users of Skylanders Spyro's Adventure come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and RS.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.activision.com/atvihub/home.do
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Activision\Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM)\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{388DC046-56AD-42F2-AEAD-81B7C47D05AE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.98 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

  • Skylanders.exe - Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Benchmark3D.exe
  • portal.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Skylanders.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A1A196EC-B956-48EC-93A6-1B6588E2F868}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Skylanders.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Activision\Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM)\Skylanders.exe'.

How do I remove Skylanders Spyro's Adventure?

You can uninstall Skylanders Spyro's Adventure 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 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure(TM), 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 Skylanders Spyro's Adventure.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.38%
Windows 10 33.85%
Windows XP 6.15%
Windows Vista 4.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.08%
Windows 10 Home 13.85%
Windows 8.1 9.23%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.94%
  Germany 12.50%
  RS 11.11%
  Netherlands 6.94%
  Poland 6.94%
  France 5.56%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  MK 2.78%
  Romania 2.78%
  Canada 2.78%
  South Africa 1.39%
  Brazil 1.39%
  Belgium 1.39%
  Norway 1.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.41%
Dell 18.37%
Acer 16.33%
Lenovo 8.16%
ASUS 8.16%
Medion 6.12%
Samsung 2.04%
Intel 2.04%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
LENOVO 20182 4.00%
XMG C504 2.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 2.00%
Sony VPCEB1M1E 2.00%

About Activision

Activision is a video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA.
Publisher URL: www.activision.com/corp/index.html


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