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Should I remove The Elder Scrolls Online?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,235
United States Rank #2,444
Reach 0.1764%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.42 days
425.41 days >
Average installed length: 223.52 days


VersionDistribution 0.03% 1.44% 4.40% 2.79% 2.67% 85.27%

Other programs by Zenimax Online Studios

The Elder Scrolls Online


The Elder Scrolls Online is a software program developed by Zenimax Online Studios. The most common release is, with over 98% 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 primary executable is named zosSteamStarter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 277 files and is usually about 63.95 MB (67,057,475 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of The Elder Scrolls Online come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.zenimaxonline.com
Help link: help.elderscrollsonline.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Zenimax Online
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Zenimax Online\uninstall\Uninstall The Elder Scrolls Online.exe"
Estimated size: 63.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Elder Scrolls Online

Program executable:zosSteamStarter.exe
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Zenimax Online\zosSteamStarter.exe
Additional files:
  • zosSteamStarter.exe - zosSteamStarter
  • Bethesda.net_Launcher.exe - ZeniMax Online Studios Launcher
  • Install_ESO.exe - The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Self-Extractor)
  • Uninstall The Elder Scrolls Online.exe - Uninstall
  • MinSpecDetectionInterop.dll - MinSpecDetectionInterop
  • launcher_helper.exe - Launcher Helper
  • GameConsultant.exe - Game Consultant (The Elder Scrolls Online CS Tools)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Bethesda.net_Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD9FB074-CC93-4BB0-BB46-B0237046C9CC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Elder Scrolls Online?

You can uninstall The Elder Scrolls Online 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 The Elder Scrolls Online, 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 The Elder Scrolls Online.

Win 10 65%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.88%
Windows 7 34.57%
Windows Vista 0.52%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 25.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.28%
Windows 8.1 16.91%
Windows 10 Pro 11.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.07%
Windows 7 Professional 5.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.11%
  Germany 6.47%
  United Kingdom 6.00%
  Canada 3.55%
  France 3.50%
  Australia 2.33%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Norway 1.45%
  Sweden 1.26%
  Austria 1.09%
  Italy 1.07%
  DK 1.03%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Finland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.93%
Hewlett-Packard 18.81%
Acer 12.14%
Dell 10.32%
Alienware 9.77%
Lenovo 6.49%
MSI 5.10%
Toshiba 4.13%
Medion 1.76%
Samsung 1.27%
Intel 1.03%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.14%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.26%
MSI MS-7821 2.07%
MSI MS-7693 2.07%
MSI MS-7816 1.97%
Dell XPS 8700 1.97%


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