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Should I remove gamelauncher-vgd-live?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #46,184
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gamelauncher-vgd-live

Overview

gamelauncher-vgd-live is a software program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. 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 6 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 91% of users of gamelauncher-vgd-live come from the United States, it is also popular in Ireland and Slovenia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: soe.sony.com
Installation folder: C:\vanguard
Uninstaller: C:\Vanguard\Uninstaller.exe

Program filesFiles installed by gamelauncher-vgd-live

  • LaunchPad.exe - LaunchPad (Sony Online Entertainment LaunchPad)
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • !CheckMinSpec.dll
  • LaunchPad.dll
  • LP_DiagVGO.exe
  • Vanguard.exe - Vanguard Updater and Launcher (VanguardLauncher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E0D219C-BAF3-4F83-BCB8-A50082594BD5}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LaunchPad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon's Prophet\LaunchPad.exe'.
  • Vanguard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\Vanguard\Vanguard.exe'.

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
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  2. When you find the program gamelauncher-vgd-live, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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-vgd-live.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
US RANK
#46,184

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  Ireland 4.55%
  Slovenia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
GIGABYTE 20.00%
Gateway 20.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Common models
HPE-450f 20.00%
Gigabyte H55M-S2 20.00%
GATEWA GT5018E 20.00%
FUJITSU SIEMENS ESPRIMO P... 20.00%
BIOSTAR Group A880GU3 20.00%

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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