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Should I remove StarCraft?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,648
United States Rank #3,768
Reach 0.0846%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.50 days
722.71 days >
Average installed length: 379.73 days


1.00.0000 0.06%


What is StarCraft?

StarCraft is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard Entertainment's use of three distinct races in StarCraft is widely credited with revolutionizing the real-time strategy genre. All units are unique to their respective races and while rough comparisons can be drawn between certain types of units in the technology tree, every unit performs differently and requires different tactics for a player to succeed.


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 main program executable is starcraft.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 1.21 MB (1,272,015 bytes). bnupdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blizzard.com/support
Help link: eu.blizzard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\starcraft
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment\StarCraft\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.21 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by StarCraft

Program executable:starcraft.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\starcraft\starcraft.exe
Additional files:
  • BW-1161.exe - Blizzard PrePatch Program (PrePatch)
  • SC-1161.exe
  • bnupdate.exe - Blizzard Update Program (BNUpdate)
  • hunscbw.exe - StarCraft
  • StarEdit.exe - Starcraft (StarEdit)
  • storm.dll - Storm Library
  • Chaoslauncher.exe (by MasterOfChaos) - Chaoslauncher for Starcraft:Broodwar
  • ddraw.dll
  • EditLocal.dll
  • Local.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StarCraft.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7EDD88C-9DE0-42E0-ABFB-82BC94BD55D2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • StarCraft.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Starcraft\StarCraft.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:34.41 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0017525939%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00056467%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00118792%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:762,916,072
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:664.49 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.39 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove StarCraft?

You can uninstall StarCraft 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 StarCraft, 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 StarCraft.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.40%
Windows 10 45.03%
Windows Vista 3.83%
Windows XP 1.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.85%
Windows 10 Home 18.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.75%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 8.1 7.83%
Windows 7 Professional 6.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.31%
  Canada 5.02%
  France 3.86%
  Germany 3.26%
  Australia 2.15%
  United Kingdom 1.85%
  Sweden 1.55%
  Italy 1.46%
  Spain 1.20%
  Poland 0.99%
  Norway 0.73%
  Netherlands 0.69%
  DK 0.64%
  Finland 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.19%
ASUS 15.80%
Dell 15.35%
Acer 14.33%
Toshiba 6.32%
Lenovo 4.97%
Alienware 3.16%
MSI 2.37%
Intel 1.81%
Samsung 1.02%
Apple 0.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.90%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.08%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.06%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.03%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.03%

About Blizzard Entertainment

Blizzard Entertainment is a video game developer & publisher that originally concentrated primarily on the creation of game ports for other studios before beginning development of their own program with the development of games like Rock n' Roll Racing & The Lost Vikings.
Publisher URL: us.blizzard.com


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