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Average installed length: 227.47 days

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Assassin's Creed III


Assassin's Creed III is a program developed by Ubisoft. 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 49 files and is usually about 15.28 MB (16,018,168 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 50% of users of Assassin's Creed III come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: assassinscreed.ubi.com/ac3
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Assassin's Creed 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/208480
Estimated size: 15.28 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Assassin's Creed III

  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • AC3MP.exe
  • AC3SP.exe
  • d3d9.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2_loader.dll
  • uplay_r1_loader.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • AssassinsCreed3.exe - Autopatch (Autopatch system)
  • 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 (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dbghelp32.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • uplay_r1.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAF60BAF-9E15-4D4C-9688-0B0CCF9F5942}' (runs on registration).
  • AssassinsCreed3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0F7727B1-F65A-4E2D-809D-9516EABAA47B}' (runs on registration).
  • AC3SP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D0B6517A-4779-4A95-B7E8-F9C20112425C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SteamBigPicture' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -bigpicture.
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\Ben\The real steam\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Assassin's Creed III?

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

Win 8 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 58.25%
Windows 7 41.27%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 10 Home 11.35%
Windows 7 Professional 9.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.09%
  Germany 9.42%
  Canada 4.90%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  France 4.52%
  Netherlands 3.20%
  Brazil 2.45%
  Australia 1.88%
  Norway 1.69%
  DK 1.51%
  Spain 1.32%
  Finland 1.13%
  Sweden 1.13%
  Czech Republic 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.21%
Acer 19.70%
Hewlett-Packard 16.16%
Dell 11.62%
Lenovo 9.60%
Alienware 6.06%
MSI 3.54%
Toshiba 2.02%
Medion 1.01%
Samsung 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.59%
MSI MS-7693 3.40%
MSI MS-7816 2.91%
MSI MS-7821 2.91%
MSI MS-7850 2.91%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.43%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com


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