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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,484
United States Rank #3,113
Reach 0.1597%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.72 days
758.88 days >
Average installed length: 398.73 days


VersionDistribution 4.51%

Warcraft III

What is Warcraft III?

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is a real time strategy video game released by Blizzard Entertainment. It is the second sequel to Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, and it is the third game set in the Warcraft Universe. A game of Warcraft III takes place on a map of varying size, such as large plains and fields, with terrain features like rivers, mountains, seas, or cliffs. In Campaign mode, the map is initially covered with the Black Mask, an impenetrable covering.


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 primary executable is named Warcraft III.exe. The setup package generally installs about 68 files and is usually about 1.11 GB (1,190,259,443 bytes). 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.blizzard.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Warcraft III
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment\Warcraft III\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.11 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Warcraft III

Program executable:Warcraft III.exe
Name:Warcraft III
Path:C:\Program Files\warcraft iii\Warcraft III.exe
Additional files:
  • War3ROC_124a_124b_Francais.exe - Blizzard PrePatch Program (PrePatch)
  • War3TFT_125b_English.exe
  • BNUpdate.exe - Blizzard Update Program (BNUpdate)
  • FTKey.exe - Frozen Throne Installer
  • Frozen Throne.exe - Frozen Throne
  • game.dll - Warcraft III
  • war3.exe
  • Warcraft III.exe
  • World Editor.exe - World Editor
  • Storm.dll - Storm Library
  • gproxy.exe (by www.leaguebots.com) - gproxy Application
  • w3lh.dll (by http://w3l.info.tm) - w3lh (Warcraft 3 Game.dll hook for PvPGN)
  • mworker.dll
  • worldedit.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Warcraft III.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BE9A98CA-B5BD-4E4D-9FCC-2DFB4CEF39CE}' (runs on registration).
  • Frozen Throne.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D05393F7-ED4F-4EBE-99CA-CE2E072AAB6D}' (runs on registration).
  • BNUpdate.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E4F9C9EC-0540-4D5C-BAA8-6CE653B6FB2D}' (runs on registration).
  • worldedit.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{58F97EA1-F40B-430B-90B6-97CB84EF3230}' (runs on registration).
  • FTKey.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7FA28FE-24DA-4238-958F-281E21CB7B87}' (runs on registration).
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • war3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Warcraft III\War3.exe'.
  • Warcraft III.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\Warcraft III.exe'.
  • Frozen Throne.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\warcraft\Warcraft III\Frozen Throne.exe'.
  • gproxy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\gproxy.exe'.
  • World Editor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Warcraft III\World Editor.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:175.05 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0115933596%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00692720%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00466616%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Warcraft III?

You can uninstall Warcraft III 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 Warcraft III, 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 Warcraft III.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.81%
Windows 10 36.39%
Windows Vista 3.11%
Windows XP 1.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.07%
Windows 10 Home 11.88%
Windows 8.1 10.04%
Windows 7 Professional 7.84%
Windows 10 Pro 5.07%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  Germany 6.67%
  France 6.32%
  Canada 4.91%
  DK 4.40%
  Sweden 3.57%
  United Kingdom 2.72%
  Australia 2.19%
  Norway 1.69%
  Poland 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Finland 1.13%
  Austria 1.08%
  Belgium 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.38%
ASUS 18.07%
Acer 16.11%
Dell 14.09%
Toshiba 5.17%
Lenovo 4.82%
Alienware 4.28%
MSI 3.39%
Samsung 1.66%
Intel 1.55%
Medion 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.79%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.22%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.09%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.96%

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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