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7% remove it93% keep it
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AirBuccaneers is a software program developed by LudoCraft. 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 42 files and is usually about 1.1 GB (1,176,279,484 bytes). The installed file AutoUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 54% of users of AirBuccaneers come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.airbuccaneers.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\0-Steam\steamapps\common\AirBuccaneers
Uninstaller: "C:\0-Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/223630
Estimated size: 1.1 GB

Program filesFiles installed by AirBuccaneers

  • abu.exe
  • ABUServerLauncher.exe (by Microsoft) - ABUServerLauncher
  • ABUAdvancedServerLauncher.exe - ABUAdvancedServerLauncher
  • AbuLauncher.exe - AbuLauncher
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • AutoUpdater.dll - AutoUpdater
  • 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
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SevenZipSharp.dll (by Markovtsev Vadim) - SevenZipSharp
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]4))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • UpdaterDeps.dll - UpdaterDeps
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • abu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AirBuccaneers\abu.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove AirBuccaneers?

Quickly and completely remove AirBuccaneers from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AirBuccaneers 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 AirBuccaneers, 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 AirBuccaneers.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.27%
Windows 8 30.12%
Windows XP 2.41%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.95%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 8.1 9.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.32%
Windows 8 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.17% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.17%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  France 5.21%
  Canada 4.17%
  Germany 3.13%
  Netherlands 3.13%
  Japan 2.08%
  Sweden 2.08%
  Australia 1.04%
  BA 1.04%
  Belgium 1.04%
  Brazil 1.04%
  Switzerland 1.04%
  Czech Republic 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.28%
ASUS 19.15%
Hewlett-Packard 14.89%
Dell 8.51%
Intel 8.51%
Lenovo 4.26%
American Megatrends 4.26%
Common models
MSI MS-7758 5.77%
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 5.77%
Gateway DX4860 3.85%
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.85%
ASUS All Series 3.85%


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