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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #4,614
Reach 0.0986%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.38 days
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Average installed length: 269.38 days

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Alan Wake's American Nightmare

What is Alan Wake's American Nightmare?  (from Remedy Entertainment)

After the events of Alan Wake, our eponymous hero finds himself in the middle of a new adventure in Arizona, where his own words again hold the key to defeating his evil twin, the malevolent Mr. Scratch, who spreads darkness where he goes. Now more experienced at dealing with the weird and horrific, Wake is determined ...  Read more


Alan Wake's American Nightmare is a program developed by Remedy Entertainment. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 alan_wakes_american_nightmare.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 30.1 MB (31,562,528 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 55% of users of Alan Wake's American Nightmare come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alanwake.com/american-nightmare
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\alan wakes american nightmare
Uninstaller: "C:\spiele\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/202750
Estimated size: 30.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alan Wake's American Nightmare

Program executable:alan_wakes_american_nightmare.exe
Path:C:\spiele\Steam\steamapps\common\alan wakes american nightmare\alan_wakes_american_nightmare.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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 - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • ai_w32_sf.dll
  • app_w32_sf.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d_w32_sf.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dm_w32_sf.dll
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • loc_w32_sf.dll
  • physics_w32_sf.dll
  • renderer_w32_sf.dll
  • rl_w32_sf.dll
  • sdl.dll
  • snd_w32_sf.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBE023F5-9D76-4358-A84B-A82A47A8BF8E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
  • 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'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • alan_wakes_american_nightmare.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\valve\steam\SteamApps\common\alan wakes american nightmare\alan_wakes_american_nightmare.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • 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:151.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
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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    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
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  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Alan Wake's American Nightmare.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.14%
Windows 8 30.20%
Windows Vista 1.01%
Windows XP 0.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.52%
Windows 7 Professional 13.69%
Windows 8.1 8.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.88%
Windows 8 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.19%
  United Kingdom 7.40%
  Germany 6.03%
  Canada 5.01%
  France 4.89%
  Australia 2.74%
  Brazil 1.85%
  Finland 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.31%
  Sweden 1.19%
  Italy 1.13%
  DK 1.01%
  Poland 0.89%
  Russia 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.51%
ASUS 17.00%
Dell 14.31%
Acer 10.77%
Lenovo 5.89%
Alienware 4.55%
MSI 2.53%
Samsung 2.19%
Intel 1.85%
Toshiba 1.35%
Medion 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.45%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.19%
MSI MS-7751 2.93%
MSI MS-7821 2.93%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.66%


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