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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,387
United States Rank #3,660
Reach 0.1653%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.84 days
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Average installed length: 292.08 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. It is currently available for Microsoft Windows. Xfire's Livestream (formerly known as Mogulus) allows users to broadcast live video streams of their current game to an audience. Xfire features the ability to detect the video game a particular contact 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. For many games, it can also detect which server people are playing on, the level which is running and ping times. Some games may be joined instantly. Xfire logs what games users are playing, how many hours they have played them, and saves other information (such as scores) from game servers. This information can be converted into a PNG image by the server via PHP for every user to use as a signature. Xfire is most notable for its ability to send and receive instant messages from inside a game in fullscreen mode, eliminating the need to minimize the game window. Users can also send in-game messages to other players without joining the game and are also able to see what games their friends are playing.


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. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 23.91 MB (25,073,087 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xfire.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\xfire
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Xfire\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 23.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Xfire

Program executable:xfire.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\xfire\xfire.exe
Additional files:
  • icons.dll - Xfire (Xfire Icons)
  • ua_plugin.dll - Xfire UA Plugin DLL
  • 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_us.dll
  • xfire_lang_zh.dll
  • xfire_lang_zh_tw.dll
  • xfire_toucan_11237.dll - Xfire Toucan DLL
  • xfire_toucan_14596.dll
  • xfire_toucan_14820.dll
  • xfire_toucan_15338.dll
  • xfire_toucan_15781.dll
  • xfire_toucan_17171.dll
  • xfire_toucan_17902.dll
  • xfire_toucan_20135.dll
  • xfire_toucan_21843.dll
  • xfire_toucan_23528.dll
  • xfire_toucan_28888.dll
  • xfire_toucan_35995.dll
  • xfire_toucan_39183.dll
  • xfire_toucan_39541.dll
  • xfire_toucan_42127.dll
  • xfire_toucan_43094.dll
  • xfire_toucan_44225.dll
  • xfire_toucan_44507.dll
  • xfire_toucan_44598.dll
  • xfire_toucan_44840.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45320.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45547.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45682.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45862.dll
  • xfire_toucan_45948.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46105.dll
  • xfire_toucan_46139.dll
  • xfcodec.dll - Xfire Video Codec
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avutil-50.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

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 (remove only), 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) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.33%
Windows 10 14.94%
Windows Vista 8.05%
Windows XP 6.64%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.58%
Windows 7 Professional 8.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.59%
Windows 8.1 4.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.06%
  Germany 7.46%
  United Kingdom 5.23%
  France 3.92%
  Poland 2.87%
  Canada 2.67%
  Italy 2.64%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  Australia 1.82%
  Croatia 1.77%
  Hungary 1.72%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Belgium 1.41%
  Sweden 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.30%
Dell 17.24%
Acer 16.64%
ASUS 10.89%
Toshiba 5.51%
Lenovo 2.93%
Samsung 2.57%
American Megatrends 1.50%
Intel 1.32%
Alienware 0.84%
MSI 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.79%
ASUS All Series 2.52%
Alienware Aurora 1.74%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.58%


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