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StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm

What is StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm?  (from Blizzard Entertainment)

Experience the next evolution of StarCraft II’s global community on Battle.net. Join co-op games with friends, player near-limitless mods in the Arcade, and marshal your forces across ranked and unranked brackets for every level of play.


StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm is a software program developed by Blizzard Entertainment. 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 setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 13.15 MB (13,787,786 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 47% of users of StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: eu.blizzard.com/en-gb
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\StarCraft II\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm

  • StarCraft II Editor.exe - StarCraft II Editor (Retail) (StarCraft II Editor)
  • StarCraft II Public Test.exe - Blizzard Setup (StarCraft II Setup)
  • StarCraft II.exe
  • flt-sc2hots.exe
  • intro.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • StarCraft II.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0A6FB90-463A-490C-AB68-B7AB6628CB85}' (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:\Jeux\StarCraft II\StarCraft II Public Test.exe'.

How do I remove StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm?

You can uninstall StarCraft II Heart of the Swarm 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 Heart of the Swarm, 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 Heart of the Swarm.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win 10 27%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.33%
Windows 10 26.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 46.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro 6.67%
Windows 8 Single Language 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  Iran 15.79%
  Indonesia 10.53%
  Spain 5.26%
  Croatia 5.26%
  MK 5.26%
  Portugal 5.26%
  Romania 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.46%
ASUS 30.77%
Samsung 7.69%
Medion 7.69%
Common models
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 8.33%
MEDIONPC MS-7667 8.33%
HP-Pavilion NY549AA-ABA p... 8.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.33%
Gigabyte GA-MA770-UD3 8.33%

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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