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Should I remove altPUG?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,343
United States Rank #17,994
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 44.06 days
306.97 days >
Average installed length: 161.29 days


1.2 100.00%


What is altPUG?  (from altPUG)

altPUG offers premium quality pick-up-games for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on world-class 128-tick servers.


altPUG is a program developed by altPUG. 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 installer includes 21 files and is usually about 2.89 MB (3,034,154 bytes). altpugupdate.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 58% of users of altPUG come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altPUG.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altPUG LLC\altPUG\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{4FC41018-ABBF-47A0-B917-2DA88C04DA7D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by altPUG

  • altpugclient.exe - altPUG Client
  • Ninject.dll (by Ninject Project Contributors) - Ninject: Lightweight dependency injection for .NET (Ninject Core Library)
  • altpugupdate.exe - altPUG.Client.Updater
  • applyupdate.exe
  • altPUG.Client.Base.dll - altPUG.Client.Base
  • Caliburn.Micro.dll (by Blue Spire Consulting) - Caliburn.Micro (Caliburn Micro)
  • Hardcodet.Wpf.TaskbarNotification.dll (by hardcodet.net) - NotifyIcon WPF (NotifyIcon for WPF)
  • FirstFloor.ModernUI.dll (by First Floor Software) - ModernUI
  • OxyPlot.dll (by OxyPlot) - OxyPlot
  • OxyPlot.Wpf.dll (by OxyPlot) - OxyPlot for WPF

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • altpugclient.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9DDCBB10-6175-416A-A20E-7C5A5CC9FCF7}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • altpugclient.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'altPUGClient' and executes as "C:\Program Files\altPUG LLC\altPUG\altpugclient.exe".

How do I remove altPUG?

You can uninstall altPUG 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 altPUG, 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 altPUG.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.05%
Windows 10 30.06%
Windows XP 1.73%
Windows Vista 1.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.58%
Windows 8.1 11.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.30%
Windows 7 Professional 8.14%
Windows 8 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.53%
  Canada 6.39%
  United Kingdom 6.39%
  Sweden 6.39%
  Finland 3.65%
  Norway 3.20%
  Germany 2.74%
  Belgium 1.83%
  DK 1.83%
  France 1.83%
  Spain 1.37%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Poland 0.91%
  Australia 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.50%
Hewlett-Packard 23.75%
ASUS 13.75%
Dell 7.50%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Intel 2.50%
Lenovo 2.50%
Alienware 1.25%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.12%
MSI MS-7821 3.09%
MSI MS-7721 3.09%
Dell XPS 8300 3.09%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.06%
Acer Predator G3610 2.06%


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