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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,314
United States Rank #2,987
Reach 0.1985%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.26 days
700.32 days >
Average installed length: 367.97 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
Alan Wake 0.04%
1.05.16.5341 0.04%
1.00.0000 0.04%
1.00 0.07%

Alan Wake

Overview

Alan Wake is a software program developed by Remedy Entertainment. The most common release is alan wake, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 AlanWake.exe. The setup package generally installs about 84 files and is usually about 18.74 MB (19,646,077 bytes). 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 52% of users of Alan Wake come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alanwake.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Alan Wake
Uninstaller: "C:\spiele\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/108710
Estimated size: 18.74 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Alan Wake

Program executable:AlanWake.exe
Path:C:\spiele\Steam\steamapps\common\Alan Wake\AlanWake.exe
MD5:528879d4278651f46667c24d00bbd9fa
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • video.dll
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator

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'.
  • AlanWake.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\alan wake\AlanWake.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 (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
Memory:150.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024978529%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116950%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,644,115
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1,059
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:163.79 KB
105.02 KB average
GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
Switches/sec:194
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
steamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Alan Wake?

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

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,314

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.43%
Windows 8 33.09%
Windows Vista 0.93%
Windows XP 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.53%
Windows 7 Professional 12.47%
Windows 8.1 10.57%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.87%
Windows 8 Pro 2.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.29%
  Germany 7.40%
  United Kingdom 7.07%
  France 5.43%
  Canada 4.70%
  Australia 2.67%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Finland 1.79%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Netherlands 1.33%
  Poland 1.18%
  Italy 1.15%
  DK 0.97%
  Spain 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 18.00%
ASUS 17.51%
Hewlett-Packard 16.52%
Dell 14.20%
Acer 12.14%
Lenovo 5.95%
Alienware 4.87%
MSI 3.14%
Intel 2.15%
Medion 1.90%
Toshiba 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.35%
MSI MS-7821 3.21%
MSI MS-7751 3.07%
MSI MS-7681 2.23%
Dell XPS 8500 2.09%

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