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Average installed length: 136.78 days


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World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha


World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha is a program developed by Wargaming.net. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 3.41 MB (3,576,225 bytes). WargamingGameUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wargaming.net
Installation folder: C:\Temp\WOWS TESTER\WOWS TEST GAME\WoWS_PublicTest\
Uninstaller: "C:\Temp\WOWS TESTER\WOWS TEST GAME\WoWS_PublicTest\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha

  • WorldOfWarships.exe - World of WarShips Beta
  • WoWsLauncher.exe - World of Warships (World of Warships Launcher)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • gettext_x86r.dll
  • ilu_x86r.dll
  • resil_x86r.dll
  • Tobii.EyeX.Client.dll (by Tobii AB) - Tobii.EyeX.SDK
  • ortp.dll
  • vivoxplatform.dll (by Vivox) - VxPlatform (Vivox Platform)
  • vivoxsdk.dll (by Mercer Road Corp) - Vivox SDK 4.7 (Vivox Communications API)
  • api-ms-win-core-console-l1-1-0.dll (by Microsoft) - ApiSet Stub DLL
  • api-ms-win-core-datetime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-debug-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-errorhandling-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-file-l2-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-handle-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-interlocked-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-libraryloader-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-localization-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-memory-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-namedpipe-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processenvironment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-processthreads-l1-1-1.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-profile-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-rtlsupport-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-synch-l1-2-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-sysinfo-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-timezone-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-core-util-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-conio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-environment-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-filesystem-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-locale-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-multibyte-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-private-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-process-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-stdio-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-time-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-utility-l1-1-0.dll
  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll
  • librsync.dll
  • voip_r.dll
  • WargamingGameUpdater.exe - Wargaming.net Game Updater (World of Warships Game Updater)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Plugin)
  • DeltaMAX.dll (by Indigo Rose) - DeltaMAX DLL
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WoWsLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{280CBFC1-E017-4652-906F-5E13BF8506B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WargamingGameUpdater.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named World of Warships_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-663139350-3850902710-1953729784-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • WargamingGameUpdater.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'World of Warships' and executes as "C:\Games\World_of_Warships\WargamingGameUpdater.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WoWsLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\World_of_Warships\WoWSLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha?

You can uninstall World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha 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 World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha, 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 World Of Warships PublicTest version Alpha.

Win 10 79%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.82%
Windows 7 21.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 36.90%
Windows 10 Pro 32.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.33%
Windows 8.1 5.95%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.54%
  Germany 6.14%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Russia 3.51%
  Netherlands 3.51%
  Canada 3.51%
  Taiwan 1.75%
  Finland 1.75%
  France 0.88%
  Australia 0.88%
  Austria 0.88%
  Czech Republic 0.88%
  Slovakia 0.88%
  Poland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.42%
ASUS 15.79%
Hewlett-Packard 13.16%
Acer 7.89%
Alienware 7.89%
Sony 7.89%
Toshiba 7.89%
Lenovo 5.26%
American Megatrends 2.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.79%
MSI MS-7850 5.17%
MSI MS-7845 3.45%
Alienware Alienware 18 3.45%
Sony SVE1511RFXB 3.45%
ZOOSTORM 7200-0040A 1.72%

About (from Wargaming.net)

Wargaming.net becomes your personal portal to explore World of Tanks, World of Warplanes and World of Warships, all united under a single gaming service.
Publisher URL: na.wargaming.net


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