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Should I remove StarCraft II?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #865
United States Rank #741
Reach 0.7913%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.42 days
514.00 days >
Average installed length: 270.07 days


VersionDistribution 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 3.65% 3.28% 3.41% 3.30% 0.57% 1.00% 0.15% 4.05% 2.01% 1.45% 2.87% 0.42% 0.29% 0.15% 0.37% 2.03% 0.91% 0.30% 0.15% 0.01% 0.47% 0.05% 0.23% 0.04% 0.16% 0.06% 0.04% 0.14% 0.01% 0.08% 0.01% 0.26% 0.08% 0.10% 0.05%
1.04 0.01%
1.00.0000 0.01% 0.04% 0.31% 0.12% 0.12% 3.09% 0.67%
1.0 0.01%

StarCraft II

What is StarCraft II?

StarCraft II is a military science fiction real-time strategy video game developed and released by Blizzard Entertainment for Microsoft Windows. It is split into three installments: the base game with the subtitle Wings of Liberty, and two upcoming expansion packs, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void.

About  (from Blizzard Entertainment)

In the distant future, in the darkest regions of space, the ghosts of the past whisper your name. You are Jim Raynor, a marshal-turned-rebel on a vigilante crusade to bring down the Dominion and its nefarious leader, Arcturus Mengsk. Haunted by betrayal and remorse, some believe you may have given up the fight. But you...  Read more


The most used version is, with over 6% 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 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 ii.exe. The software installer includes 110 files and is usually about 1.03 MB (1,081,774 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blizzard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Games\StarCraft II\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment\StarCraft II (2)\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.03 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by StarCraft II

Program executable:starcraft ii.exe
Name:Blizzard Setup
StarCraft II Setup
Path:C:\Program Files\starcraft ii\starcraft ii.exe
Additional files:
  • StarCraft II Editor.exe - StarCraft II Editor (Retail) (StarCraft II Editor)
  • sc2-x.x.x.x- - Blizzard Downloader
  • StarCraft II Public Test.exe - Blizzard Launcher
  • StarCraft-II-Setup-enUS.exe - Blizzard Setup (StarCraft II Setup)
  • SC2Editor.exe
  • SC2.exe - StarCraft II (Retail) (StarCraft II)
  • SC2Switcher.exe
  • BlizzardDownloader.exe
  • ErrorReporter.exe - StarCraft II (StarCraft II Error Reporter)
  • Battle.net.dll - Battle.net (Battle.net Client Library)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • StarCraft II.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6708DC1-81D1-45C9-8C32-8D9D661156DD}' (runs on registration).
  • StarCraft II Public Test.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ACEB7173-2228-4663-9CEE-7C23038663D2}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • StarCraft II.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\StarCraft II\StarCraft II.exe'.
  • StarCraft II Public Test.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Games\StarCraft II\StarCraft II.exe'.

How do I remove StarCraft II?

You can uninstall StarCraft II 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 II, 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 II.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.54%
Windows 10 41.66%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Windows XP 0.79%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.20%
Windows 10 Home 13.59%
Windows 8.1 10.15%
Windows 7 Professional 8.39%
Windows 10 Pro 6.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.21%
  Canada 5.31%
  Germany 4.97%
  France 4.97%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  Australia 2.16%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Italy 1.59%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  DK 1.42%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Spain 1.03%
  Poland 0.95%
  Belgium 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.24%
ASUS 18.67%
Dell 14.76%
Acer 13.51%
Lenovo 6.42%
Alienware 4.45%
Toshiba 3.65%
MSI 3.47%
Samsung 2.65%
Intel 1.23%
Medion 0.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
MSI MS-7821 2.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.15%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.07%

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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