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Asteroids

Overview

Asteroids is a program developed by Jani Hartikainen. 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 programs's main executable is opera.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 299.44 MB of memory. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 949.63 KB (972,416 bytes). checkupdate.js is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Asteroids come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Schäff\Lokale Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\Asteroids
Uninstaller: wscript "C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\Schäff\Lokale Einstellungen\Anwendungsdaten\Asteroids\uninstall.vbs"
Estimated size: 949.63 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Asteroids

Program executable:opera.exe
Name:Opera Internet Browser
Signed by:Opera Software ASA
Path:C:\Program Files\opera\opera.exe
MD5:2abd166ec31be154d8cbeec5d7f5714c
Opera is a web browser and Internet suite developed by Opera Software. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying web sites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, chatting on IRC, downloading...
Additional files:
  • Asteroids.exe (by Opera Software) - Opera Internet Browser
  • asteroids_objects.js
  • checkupdate.js
  • OUniAnsi.dll
  • uninstall.vbs

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Asteroids.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2F71F25-35DE-4F54-9C4A-739477B0E744}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Asteroids.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Opera\opera.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

opera.exe
Memory:299.44 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0771384953%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04483589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.03230261%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:77,316,408
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:335
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.55 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.25 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Asteroids?

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

PC BRAND OF CHOICE
100%
Intel
 
OS VERSIONS
Win XP 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 66.67%
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Germany 16.67%
  Italy 16.67%

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