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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,332
United States Rank #30,312
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 157.41 days
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Average installed length: 414.67 days

StarCraft II Public Test


StarCraft II Public Test is a 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 main program executable is sc2switcher.exe. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 68.58 MB (71,908,557 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 53% of users of StarCraft II Public Test come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blizzard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\StarCraft II Public Test
Uninstaller: "C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\Agent\Blizzard Uninstaller.exe" --lang=enUS --uid=s2_ptr_enus --displayname="StarCraft II Public Test"
Estimated size: 68.58 MB

Program filesFiles installed by StarCraft II Public Test

Program executable:sc2switcher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\starcraft ii public test\support\sc2switcher.exe
Additional files:
  • StarCraft II Public Test.exe - StarCraft II Public Test Setup
  • StarCraft II Editor.exe - StarCraft II Editor (Retail) (StarCraft II Editor)
  • Agent.exe - Blizzard File Switcher
  • Blizzard Uninstaller.exe - Blizzard Uninstaller
  • BlizzardError.exe - BlizzardError
  • ErrorReporter.exe - Blizzard Error Reporter

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BlizzardError.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3859D51B-D544-4326-9E27-29E715265BF1}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove StarCraft II Public Test?

You can uninstall StarCraft II Public Test 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 Public Test, 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 Public Test.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.29%
Windows 10 37.10%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.74%
Windows 8.1 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 12.90%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 10 Pro 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.09%
  Australia 6.17%
  Canada 6.17%
  Germany 4.94%
  Sweden 3.70%
  Italy 3.70%
  Taiwan 2.47%
  Belgium 2.47%
  France 2.47%
  DK 2.47%
  Chile 1.23%
  Singapore 1.23%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Thailand 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.68%
ASUS 21.05%
Dell 13.16%
Acer 10.53%
Samsung 5.26%
Lenovo 5.26%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Medion 2.63%
Intel 2.63%
Alienware 2.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.09%
MSI MS-7821 4.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-A 2.27%
Samsung R780 2.27%
Samsung 700Z3C/700Z5C 2.27%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.27%

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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