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Borealis

Overview

Borealis is a software program developed by Conrad Nelson. 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 setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 750.09 KB (768,089 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Borealis come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Borealis
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/307170
Estimated size: 750.09 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Borealis

  • Borealis.exe (by Machines in Motion) - Borealis
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • Borealis.vshost.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010 (vshost32.exe)
  • BorealisConfig.exe - BorealisConfig
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • CSteamworks.dll (by Riley Labrecque) - CSteamworks (A C ABI wrapper for Steamworks)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • Steamworks.NET.dll (by Riley Labrecque) - Steamworks.NET
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76362A71-5B73-4E7C-A9E1-309CC8F9ED98}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Borealis.vshost.exe
Memory:18.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001750403%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011011%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006493%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Borealis?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 52%
Win 7 9%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 52.17%
Windows 7 47.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 30.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.39%
Windows 8 Single Language 4.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.35%
Windows 7 Professional 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.16%
  France 5.41%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Colombia 2.70%
  Russia 2.70%
  Argentina 2.70%
  Indonesia 2.70%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Germany 2.70%
  Canada 2.70%
  Czech Republic 2.70%
  Ireland 2.70%
  Poland 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.29%
ASUS 23.53%
Toshiba 5.88%
Medion 5.88%
Intel 5.88%
Acer 5.88%
GIGABYTE 5.88%
Dell 5.88%
Alienware 5.88%
Common models
HP ENVY TS 15 Notebook PC 11.11%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-A 5.56%
Positivo SW6H 5.56%
MSI MS-7760 5.56%
MSI MS-7758 5.56%
MSI MS-7721 5.56%

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