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Starcraft BroodWar

What is Starcraft BroodWar?  (from Blizzard Entertainment)

StarCraft: Brood War continues the award winning saga of galactic warfare as the Zerg, Protoss and Terrans struggle for their continued survival. With the shattered Zerg hive torn apart by fierce in-fighting, the Protoss seek to reunite with their Dark Templar brethren and begin the rebuilding of their homeworld, Aiur....  Read more


Starcraft BroodWar 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 15 files. The installed file BNUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 and Windows XP. While about 71% of users of Starcraft BroodWar come from the United States, it is also popular in Chile and Peru.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Starcraft\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F65865C5-85EB-4561-B0FC-375B3D8A60D6}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Starcraft BroodWar

  • BNUpdate.exe - Blizzard Update Program (BNUpdate)
  • StarCraft.exe - StarCraft
  • StarEdit.exe - Starcraft (StarEdit)
  • storm.dll - Storm Library
  • EditLocal.dll
  • Local.dll
  • BNGateway Editor.exe (by Quixotic Yawl Studio) - Blizzard Battle.net Gateways Editor
  • brood.dll
  • Brood.exe
  • brood-c.exe
  • InstCC.exe
  • Riched20.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft RichEdit Control, version 2.0 (Rich Text Edit Control, v2.0)
  • scloader2a.exe
  • Smackw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Smacker (Smacker Video Technology)

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 BroodWar?

You can uninstall Starcraft BroodWar 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 BroodWar, 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 BroodWar.

Win 7 33%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Chile 14.29%
  Peru 14.29%

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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