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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #10,022
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.70 days
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Average installed length: 212.30 days


2.0 100.00%

Xfire 2.0


Xfire 2.0 is a program developed by Xfire. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 58 files and is usually about 48.76 MB (51,133,389 bytes). xfire_updater_524.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 41% of users of Xfire come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xfire.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Xfire2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xfire2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 48.76 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xfire 2.0

  • xfire_updater_524.exe - Xfire (Xfire Setup)
  • xfire_updater_631.exe
  • xfire_updater_729.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • QtMultimediaKit1.dll - QtMultimediaKit
  • Xfire.exe
  • xfire_xig.dll - Xfire DLL
  • xfire_xig64.dll - Xfire DLL 64-bit DLL
  • xfire2_exception.exe - Xfire Exception Handler
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtDeclarative4.dll (by Digia Plc)
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtOpenGL4.dll
  • QtScript4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtSvg4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • TitanStrikeSupportDll.dll
  • xfencoder.exe
  • xfire64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Xfire.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Xfire'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Xfire.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Xfire.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Xfire.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Xfire' and executes as C:\Program Files\Xfire2\Xfire.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Xfire.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Xfire' which loads as C:\Program Files\Xfire2\Xfire.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Xfire.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xfire2\Xfire.exe'.

How do I remove Xfire?

You can uninstall Xfire 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 Xfire 2.0, 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 Xfire.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.39%
Windows 10 32.07%
Windows XP 2.15%
Windows Vista 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.90%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.71%
Windows 8.1 10.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.75%
Windows 8 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.46%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Germany 3.53%
  Netherlands 3.42%
  Croatia 3.08%
  Brazil 2.51%
  France 2.39%
  Turkey 2.28%
  Canada 2.16%
  Australia 2.05%
  Hungary 1.94%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Finland 1.71%
  Poland 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.70%
Acer 17.08%
ASUS 15.51%
Dell 13.48%
Toshiba 6.97%
Lenovo 4.27%
Samsung 3.82%
MSI 2.92%
Alienware 1.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.78%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.52%
MSI MS-7693 2.52%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.10%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.10%


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