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United States Rank #5,247
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 370.24 days

Blacklight: Retribution

What is Blacklight: Retribution?  (from Perfect World Entertainment Inc)

Wage war with advanced weapons and technology in Blacklight: Retribution, a free-to-play, futuristic first-person shooter. Deploy devastating armored exoskeletons and utilize lethal hand-held weapons in vicious competitive modes. SUIT UP, SIGHT ON, FIRE AWAY The Hardsuit is the ultimate weapon.


Blacklight: Retribution is a software program developed by Perfect World Entertainment Inc. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 Blacklight Retribution.exe. The setup package generally installs about 47 files and is usually about 181.77 MB (190,600,773 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 58% of users of Blacklight: Retribution come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\blacklightretribution
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/209870
Estimated size: 181.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blacklight: Retribution

Program executable:Blacklight Retribution.exe
Cryptic Game Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\blacklightretribution\Blacklight Retribution.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall Blacklight Retribution.exe - Blacklight Retribution (Blacklight Retribution Full (zip) Installer)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • CrypticError.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe - Cryptic Game Launcher
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.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)
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • sdl.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8DEEE235-DC3E-4E80-A274-3A4B5A9B885E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9EBB239-670C-46B3-8D0F-153DB4BB4A54}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
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:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\blacklightretribution\Blacklight Retribution.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to unknown.hwng.net ( 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:271.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002302327%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008471%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014553%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:50,998,476
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.19 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:12.46 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 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

How do I remove Blacklight: Retribution?

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Or, you can uninstall Blacklight: Retribution 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 Blacklight: Retribution, 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 Blacklight: Retribution.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.00%
Windows 8 10.84%
Windows Vista 1.58%
Windows XP 0.49%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.37%
Windows 7 Professional 11.06%
Windows 8 3.46%
Windows 8.1 2.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.78%
  Germany 6.59%
  United Kingdom 6.44%
  Canada 4.90%
  Australia 4.06%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  France 1.84%
  Sweden 1.61%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Finland 1.15%
  DK 1.00%
  Italy 0.92%
  Norway 0.84%
  New Zealand 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.82%
Dell 18.73%
Acer 15.09%
ASUS 13.09%
Alienware 5.45%
Toshiba 4.91%
Lenovo 4.00%
MSI 1.64%
Samsung 1.09%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.64%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.41%
Dell XPS 8300 3.10%
Dell XPS 8500 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.17%


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