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America's Army: Proving Grounds

Overview

America's Army: Proving Grounds is a program developed by U.S. Army. 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 software installer includes 116 files and is usually about 9.35 MB (9,800,704 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of America's Army: Proving Grounds come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: americasarmy.com/aapg
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\America's Army
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/203290
Estimated size: 9.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by America's Army: Proving Grounds

  • AAMissionEdCSharp.dll (by Army Game Studio) - Americas Army (AAMissionEdCSharp)
  • UnrealEdCSharp.dll (by Epic Games) - UnrealEngine3 (UnrealEdCSharp)
  • AAGame.exe
  • AAGameEditor.exe
  • AALauncher32.exe (by America's Army, US Army) - Americas Army Launcher (America's Army Launcher)
  • AAMissionEditor.exe
  • bink2w32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bink2w64.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • AgentInterface.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x86.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Clothing_x64.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x86.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x86.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x86.dll
  • ApexFrameworkSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • ApexFrameworkSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • 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)
  • cudart32_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • cudart32_40_17.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.0.17 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.0.17)
  • cudart64_30_9.dll
  • cudart64_40_17.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)
  • EasyHook32.dll
  • EasyHook64.dll
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • fmodex64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - Firelight Technologies fmod EX (fmodex)
  • fmodexL.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleFr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleGr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleIt.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleLa.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleSp.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUk.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUs.dll
  • FxGraphLayout.dll (by OC3 Entertainment) - FxGraphLayout
  • FxGraphLayout_x64.dll (by OC3 Entertainment)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GRB_1_x64.dll - GPU accelerated Rigid Body Dynamic Link Library
  • GRB_1_x86.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4ABDC55A-D9CB-46F2-A463-2577B8245BD9}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Electronic Arts\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall America's Army: Proving Grounds 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 America's Army: Proving Grounds, 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 America's Army: Proving Grounds.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 73%
Win 7 (SP1) 27%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 72.73%
Windows 7 27.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.45%
Windows 7 Professional 10.91%
Windows 10 Pro 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.27%
Windows 8.1 7.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.73%
  Italy 5.97%
  Canada 4.48%
  Germany 2.99%
  United Kingdom 2.99%
  Mexico 2.99%
  Russia 2.99%
  Sweden 2.99%
  Argentina 1.49%
  Australia 1.49%
  BY 1.49%
  DK 1.49%
  Dominican Republic 1.49%
  Spain 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.59%
GIGABYTE 17.65%
Lenovo 11.76%
MSI 8.82%
Toshiba 8.82%
ASUS 8.82%
Acer 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Samsung 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Dell 2.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50D-C 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-B 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite C50-A-K... 2.38%
Advent QC8003 2.38%
Acer Aspire E5-573G 2.38%

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