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What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,570
United States Rank #12,706
Reach 0.0387%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.66 days
520.96 days >
Average installed length: 273.72 days

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What is Xfire?

Xfire is a proprietary freeware instant messaging service for gamers that also serves as a game server browser with various other features. Xfire features the ability to detect the video game a particular user is running. By analyzing running processes, Xfire can detect active games and send that information to Xfire clients with the current player as a friend.

Some versions use the OpenCandy software library to bundle potentially unwanted software offers during installation.


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 xfire.exe. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 62 files and is usually about 24.21 MB (25,388,110 bytes).
Xfire has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xfire.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xfire
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xfire\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 24.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xfire

Program executable:xfire.exe
Signed by:Xfire Inc
Path:C:\Program Files\xfire\xfire.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • icons.dll - Xfire (Xfire Icons)
  • xfire_exception.exe - Xfire Exception Handler
  • xfire_lang_1337.dll - Xfire Language DLL
  • xfire_lang_da.dll
  • xfire_lang_de.dll
  • xfire_lang_es.dll
  • xfire_lang_fr.dll
  • xfire_lang_hu.dll
  • xfire_lang_ja.dll
  • xfire_lang_ko.dll
  • xfire_lang_nl.dll
  • xfire_lang_no.dll
  • xfire_lang_pl.dll
  • xfire_lang_pt.dll
  • xfire_lang_ru.dll - Translated by DAW (pyromant) & spot117
  • xfire_lang_sv.dll
  • xfire_lang_tr.dll
  • xfire_lang_us.dll
  • xfire_lang_zh.dll
  • xfire_lang_zh_tw.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45793.dll - Xfire Toucan DLL
  • xfire_toucan_45853.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45862.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45896.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45941.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45948.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46025.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46071.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46105.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46139.dll
  • xfire2_exception.exe
  • xfcodec.dll - Xfire Video Codec
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • TitanStrikeSupportDll.dll
  • uninst.exe
  • xfencoder.exe
  • xfire_lang_it.dll
  • xfire64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Xfire.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0AAA76E6-E13D-4646-BFD3-4A5B3738B8C7}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Xfire.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:54.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0133248329%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00406802%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00925682%
0.015104% average
Memory:8.1 MB
Total CPU:0.0086372144%
Kernel CPU:0.00526688%
User CPU:0.00337034%
CPU cycles/sec:151,282
I/O reads/min:7.82 KB
I/O writes/min:34 Bytes

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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.26%
Windows 10 24.41%
Windows XP 3.15%
Windows Vista 1.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.86%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.65%
Windows 8.1 5.12%
Windows 8 3.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.27%
  Croatia 7.01%
  Germany 6.40%
  France 4.31%
  United Kingdom 4.31%
  Italy 3.94%
  Netherlands 3.81%
  Hungary 3.44%
  Slovenia 2.46%
  Poland 2.34%
  Finland 2.09%
  Australia 1.97%
  Canada 1.97%
  Turkey 1.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.34%
Acer 18.38%
ASUS 18.14%
Dell 12.25%
Lenovo 5.15%
Samsung 3.43%
Toshiba 2.70%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Alienware 0.74%
MSI 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.90%
MSI MS-7751 2.90%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.42%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
MSI MS-7681 2.42%


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