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Should I remove World of Warships?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,428
United States Rank #3,237
Reach 0.1635%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.14 days
240.17 days >
Average installed length: 126.19 days


VersionDistribution 0.53%

World of Warships


World of Warships is a software program developed by Wargaming.net. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 wowslauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 38.41 MB (40,272,881 bytes). The installed file WargamingGameUpdater.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 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of World of Warships come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: wargaming.net
Help link: support.worldofwarships.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\World_of_Warships\
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\World_of_Warships\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 38.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by World of Warships

Program executable:wowslauncher.exe
Name:World of Warships
World of Warships Launcher
Additional files:
  • WargamingGameUpdater.exe - Wargaming.net Game Updater (World of Warships Game Updater)
  • WorldOfWarships.exe - World of WarShips Beta
  • Tobii.EyeX.Client.dll (by Tobii AB) - Tobii.EyeX.SDK
  • vivoxsdk.dll (by Mercer Road Corp) - Vivox SDK 4.7 (Vivox Communications API)
  • vivoxplatform.dll (by Vivox) - VxPlatform (Vivox Platform)
  • gettext_x86r.dll
  • ilu_x86r.dll
  • librsync.dll
  • ortp.dll
  • resil_x86r.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • voip_r.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6934200-E3C1-41D5-82A2-C230587DEBF2}' (runs on registration).
  • WoWSLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{280CBFC1-E017-4652-906F-5E13BF8506B9}' (runs on registration).
  • WorldOfWarships.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D28B51E-2363-459A-B38E-EC2D251A71E9}' (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 (4)' 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?

You can uninstall World of Warships 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, 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.

Win 10 69%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 69.36%
Windows 7 29.83%
Windows XP 0.40%
Windows Vista 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 31.75%
Windows 10 Pro 18.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.95%
Windows 8.1 7.49%
Windows 7 Professional 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.88%
  Germany 8.15%
  France 4.36%
  United Kingdom 4.21%
  Russia 4.14%
  Canada 2.58%
  Italy 2.58%
  Netherlands 2.28%
  Sweden 1.78%
  Poland 1.58%
  UA 1.46%
  Austria 1.26%
  Czech Republic 1.14%
  DK 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.60%
ASUS 19.43%
Acer 15.13%
Dell 12.02%
Lenovo 7.78%
Toshiba 3.49%
MSI 3.42%
Alienware 3.11%
Samsung 1.99%
Medion 1.68%
Intel 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 19.74%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.90%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.90%
MSI MS-7850 2.56%
MSI MS-7693 2.44%
MSI MS-7821 2.32%

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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