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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,095
United States Rank #2,035
Reach 0.3593%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.36 days
453.07 days >
Average installed length: 238.05 days

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Age of Empires II: HD Edition

What is Age of Empires II: HD Edition?  (from Hidden Path Entertainment)

Age of Empires II has been re-imagined in high definition with new features, trading cards, improved AI, workshop support, multiplayer, Steamworks integration and more! Explore new maps, multiplayer scenarios, and user created campaigns. Or reinvent your game experience with new sounds, visuals, AI, units, and more! R...  Read more


Age of Empires II: HD Edition is a program developed by Hidden Path Entertainment. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is AoK HD.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 14.32 MB (15,018,476 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 47% of users of Age of Empires II: HD Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.AgeofEmpires.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\Age2HD
Uninstaller: "C:\steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/221380
Estimated size: 14.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Age of Empires II: HD Edition

Program executable:AoK HD.exe
Age of Empires II HD
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Age2HD\AoK HD.exe
Additional files:
  • AoK HD.exe (by Microsoft) - age2_x1 (Age of Empires II HD)
  • Launcher.exe
  • language.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe (by Valve) - Steam
  • 39dll.dll
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AoFE_Launcher.exe (by Cysion) - Age of Empires II: Forgotten Empires Setup
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • Archive.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dsound.dll
  • ebueulax.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • language_x1.dll
  • language_x1_p1.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libcurl-ttv.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32-ttv.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • libmp3lame-ttv.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • ssleay32-ttv.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • swresample-ttv-0.dll
  • twitchsdk_32_release.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • zlibwapi.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • AoFE_Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E389284B-9178-4758-9AE5-D34C9DD64701}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Age2HD\Launcher.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:267.81 MB
Total CPU:0.0006968955%
Kernel CPU:0.00044949%
User CPU:0.00024741%
CPU cycles/sec:76,613,797
I/O reads/min:129.48 KB
I/O writes/min:2.88 MB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

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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:
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.99%
Windows 8 45.64%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Windows XP 0.30%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.05%
Windows 8.1 19.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.98%
Windows 7 Professional 8.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.17%
Windows 10 Home 6.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.47%
  United Kingdom 8.28%
  Canada 5.66%
  France 5.11%
  Australia 4.58%
  Germany 4.16%
  Sweden 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Brazil 1.87%
  Norway 1.68%
  DK 1.48%
  Finland 1.38%
  Belgium 1.23%
  New Zealand 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.11%
ASUS 19.21%
Acer 14.14%
Dell 13.53%
Lenovo 6.58%
Toshiba 6.26%
MSI 3.56%
Samsung 3.42%
Alienware 3.20%
Apple 0.61%
Intel 0.61%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.72%
MSI MS-7821 2.65%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.20%


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