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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?
Global Rank #7,685
United States Rank #5,457
Reach 0.0536%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 33.27 days
981.41 days >
Average installed length: 515.66 days

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What is gamelauncher-ps2-live?

The Sony GameLauncher is required to play the Planetside video game.


gamelauncher-ps2-live is a software program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 111 files and is usually about 43.07 MB (45,159,909 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 66% of users of gamelauncher-ps2-live come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: soe.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\users\bill\downloads
Uninstaller: C:\Users\Public\Sony Online Entertainment\Installed Games\PlanetSide 2\Uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 43.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by gamelauncher-ps2-live

  • APEX_BasicFS_x86.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_BasicIOS_x86.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Common_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LEGACY_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x86.dll
  • APEX_DynamicSystem_x86.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_x86.dll
  • APEX_FieldSampler_x86.dll
  • APEX_ForceField_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_x86.dll
  • APEX_Loader_x86.dll
  • APEX_ParticleIOS_x86.dll
  • ApexFramework_x86.dll
  • APEX_TurbulenceFS_x86.dll
  • LaunchPad.exe - LaunchPad
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • !CheckMinSpec.dll
  • !CheckPrerequisites.dll
  • !if.FileExists.dll
  • !if.Is32Bit.dll
  • !if.Is64Bit.dll
  • Aga.Controls.dll - Aga.Controls
  • APEX_BasicFS_x64.dll
  • APEX_BasicIOS_x64.dll
  • APEX_Common_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LEGACY_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll
  • APEX_DynamicSystem_x64.dll
  • APEX_DynamicSystemPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_x64.dll
  • APEX_FieldSampler_x64.dll
  • APEX_ForceField_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_x64.dll
  • APEX_Loader_x64.dll
  • APEX_ParticleIOS_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ApexParamEditor_x86.dll
  • atimgpud.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • awesomium.dll
  • awesomium_process.exe
  • cg.dll - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • Client.exe
  • CrashUpload.exe
  • CreateDynamics_x86.dll
  • cudart32_32_16.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.2.16 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.2.16)
  • cudart32_42_6.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.6 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.6)
  • cudart64_32_16.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • dolphin-4.0-x64.exe
  • dpvs.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Autoplay Handler
  • iTunes.exe is registered as an AutoPlay event handler named 'iTunesShowSongsOnArrival' with the ProgID of 'iTunes.ShowSongsOnCD' and the action verb 'showsongs.
3 Scheduled Tasks
  • iTunes.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6B9453B4-C9E4-4034-BF1F-9D897F7832CB}' (runs on registration).
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{098A1A94-81B4-4113-B9E4-90A8D01A1A84}' (runs on registration).
  • OctodadDadliestCatch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{80B1641A-36FA-43B6-9224-EEB0113E5ED2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • iTunes.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named iTunes.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • iTunesHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'iTunesHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe".
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LaunchPad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon's Prophet\LaunchPad.exe'.
  • iTunes.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\iTunes\iTunes.exe'.
  • iTunesHelper.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe'.

How do I remove gamelauncher-ps2-live?

You can uninstall gamelauncher-ps2-live 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 gamelauncher-ps2-live, 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 gamelauncher-ps2-live.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 1%
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 87.04%
Windows 10 9.84%
Windows Vista 1.99%
Windows XP 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.25%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.80%
Windows 8 Pro 1.71%
Windows 8.1 1.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.99%
  Canada 5.57%
  United Kingdom 4.53%
  Germany 3.90%
  Australia 3.83%
  Sweden 1.95%
  France 1.46%
  Norway 1.39%
  Finland 0.98%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Netherlands 0.77%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Russia 0.56%
  Spain 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.35%
Dell 18.82%
ASUS 17.38%
Acer 14.70%
Alienware 3.76%
Lenovo 2.69%
Toshiba 2.15%
Intel 1.61%
MSI 1.25%
Samsung 1.25%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.96%
MSI MS-7681 4.06%
Dell XPS 8300 3.48%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 3.19%
MSI MS-7673 2.90%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.03%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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