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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,670
United States Rank #4,578
Reach 0.0973%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.10 days
533.88 days >
Average installed length: 280.52 days

Blacklight: Retribution

What is Blacklight: Retribution?

Blacklight: Retribution is a free-to-play first-person shooter video game.

About  (from Zombie Studios)

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.

Overview

Blacklight: Retribution is a program developed by Zombie Studios. 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 main program executable is Blacklight Retribution.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 413.23 MB (433,298,565 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Blacklight: Retribution come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blacklight.perfectworld.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\blacklightretribution
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/209870
Estimated size: 413.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Blacklight: Retribution

Program executable:Blacklight Retribution.exe
Cryptic Game Launcher
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\blacklightretribution\Blacklight Retribution.exe
MD5:5f074a224fc721266b7c7f22a947ca0e
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.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
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • Steam.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • Blacklight Retribution.exe - Cryptic Game Launcher
  • CrypticError.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.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)
  • dinput8.dll (by PowerUp Software) - Pinnacle Game Hook File
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll (by PowerUp Software)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBE023F5-9D76-4358-A84B-A82A47A8BF8E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (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 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 a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.7.41.160 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 208.78.164.14 (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).
  • 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

Steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:655
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average
GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:19.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
User CPU:0.00025881%
SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Blacklight: Retribution?

Quickly and completely remove Blacklight: Retribution from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.85%
Windows 8 44.91%
Windows Vista 0.73%
Windows XP 0.44%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.48%
Windows 8.1 22.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.37%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.20%
Windows 8 6.98%
Windows 7 Professional 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.28%
  United Kingdom 6.43%
  Canada 4.04%
  Germany 3.24%
  Australia 3.06%
  France 2.57%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  Brazil 1.53%
  Finland 1.29%
  Italy 1.16%
  Portugal 0.80%
  Saudi Arabia 0.73%
  Belgium 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.03%
Dell 15.22%
Acer 14.95%
ASUS 13.75%
GIGABYTE 8.14%
Lenovo 6.14%
Toshiba 5.47%
Alienware 5.34%
Samsung 3.60%
MSI 2.80%
Intel 1.74%
Apple 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.20%
MSI MS-7821 4.66%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.10%
MSI MS-7693 2.44%
MSI MS-7721 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.00%

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