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8BitBoy

Overview

8BitBoy is a software program developed by AwesomeBlade. 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 primary executable is named 8bitboy.exe. The setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 72.45 MB (75,972,421 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of 8BitBoy come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: awesomeblade.com/8BitBoy/index.htm
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\8BitBoy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/296910
Estimated size: 72.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by 8BitBoy

Program executable:8bitboy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\8BitBoy\8bitboy.exe
MD5:23897dade44e9bc5762c5b3431ab6d14
Additional files:
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • ffmpegsumo.dll (by The Chromium Authors) - Chromium
  • dxwebsetup.exe (by Microsoft) - DirectX 9.0 Web setup
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4ABDC55A-D9CB-46F2-A463-2577B8245BD9}' (runs on registration).
  • 8bitboy.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6368FEF-08DD-4063-AC96-EF925A2E5361}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2670030505-518119727-3750952168-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Electronic Arts\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • 8bitboy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\MP3-Xtreme 6\mp3-xtreme.exe'.

How do I remove 8BitBoy?

Quickly and completely remove 8BitBoy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall 8BitBoy 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program 8BitBoy, 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 8BitBoy.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 63%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 63.16%
Windows 7 34.74%
Windows Vista 2.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 21.05%
Windows 10 Pro 17.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.89%
Windows 10 Home 16.84%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.72%
  Canada 7.03%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  Brazil 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Germany 2.34%
  DK 2.34%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Portugal 1.56%
  Poland 1.56%
  Italy 1.56%
  Chile 0.78%
  Singapore 0.78%
  South Africa 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.36%
ASUS 25.00%
Acer 19.64%
Dell 8.93%
Lenovo 7.14%
GIGABYTE 5.36%
MSI 1.79%
Alienware 1.79%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.86%
Alienware ASM100 2.86%
Gateway DX4860 2.86%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.86%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.86%
MSI MS-7821 2.86%

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