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5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,515
United States Rank #11,266
Reach 0.0227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.65 days
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Average installed length: 80.73 days

Ascend: Hand of Kul

What is Ascend: Hand of Kul?  (from Signal Studios)

Ascend is a complete action RPG experience. Play with AND against other gamers as you each journey through your own private yet parallel paths to Ascension. While your experiences are separate, you will still be able to impact each other by sending them a blessing or surprising them with a curse. Pledge your loyalty ...  Read more

Overview

Ascend: Hand of Kul is a software program developed by Signal Studios. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 x360ce.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 75.96 MB (79,645,261 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 53% of users of Ascend: Hand of Kul come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ascendgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Ascend Hand of Kul
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/233630
Estimated size: 75.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ascend: Hand of Kul

Program executable:x360ce.exe
Name:X360 Controller Emulator
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Ascend Hand of Kul\x360ce.exe
MD5:9824cafc8244f505d21f616d1a48469a
Additional files:
  • Game.exe - Ascend: Hand of Kul (Ascend: Hand of Kul Game Executable)
  • 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)
  • d3d9.dll (by TransGaming) - SwiftShader Direct3D 9 Software Renderer
  • 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)
  • dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • iggy_w32.dll
  • Launcher.exe - Ascend: Hand of Kul Launcher
  • Launcher.resources.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libogg.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libtheora.dll
  • libvorbis.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SharpDX.Direct3D9.dll (by Alexandre Mutel) - SharpDX.Direct3D9
  • SharpDX.dll (by Alexandre Mutel) - SharpDX
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • 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
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup)
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Game.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{05A65693-4602-4B6A-B16E-DCEF5F2623D1}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Game.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Ascend Hand of Kul\bin\Game.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

SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:334
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Ascend: Hand of Kul?

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Or, you can uninstall Ascend: Hand of Kul 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 Ascend: Hand of Kul, 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 Ascend: Hand of Kul.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.26%
Windows 8 47.48%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Windows XP 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.62%
Windows 8.1 25.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.84%
Windows 7 Professional 7.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.92%
Windows 8 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.07%
  United Kingdom 6.63%
  Germany 6.39%
  Canada 4.91%
  Brazil 2.95%
  Australia 2.46%
  Netherlands 2.21%
  France 1.97%
  Belgium 1.72%
  Spain 1.47%
  DK 1.23%
  Switzerland 0.98%
  Russia 0.74%
  Sweden 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.21%
Acer 19.47%
ASUS 13.68%
Dell 11.58%
Toshiba 8.95%
GIGABYTE 8.42%
Lenovo 5.79%
Alienware 4.21%
MSI 1.58%
Medion 1.05%
Samsung 1.05%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.86%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.08%
MSI MS-7816 2.08%

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