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Should I remove Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,528
United States Rank #7,517
Reach 0.0644%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.48 days
309.19 days >
Average installed length: 162.45 days

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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is a software program developed by Sledgehammer Games. 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 s1_sp64_ship.exe. The setup package generally installs about 55 files and is usually about 25.29 MB (26,521,662 bytes). The installed file SteamAPIUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 40% of users of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.callofduty.com/advancedwarfare
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Advanced Warfare
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/209650
Estimated size: 25.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Program executable:s1_sp64_ship.exe
Name:Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare SP
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Advanced Warfare\s1_sp64_ship.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • s1_mp64_ship.exe (by Activision) - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MP)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • bink2w64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • ControllerManager.dll (by Microsoft Xbox Accessories Test Tools Group) - ControllerManager (ControllerManager: Controller Management Layer for Test Tools)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d11.dll - 3Dmigoto (3Dmigoto - d3d11.dll)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ExoUnlocker.exe
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • nvapi64.dll - 3Dmigoto - nvapi.dll
  • nvToolsExt64_1.dll
  • REVOLT64.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API ([email protected])
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll - Steam Game Updater
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • UpdateDLLWrapper.dll
  • vcomp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C/C++ OpenMP Runtime)
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • XGamepad.dll (by Microsoft Xbox Accessories Test Tool Group) - XGamepad (XGamepad Gamepad API)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF23C75C-14EB-43D8-9061-00CB24BD063F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-4238480767-3334258986-3977737001-1001.
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.
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:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?

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Or, you can uninstall Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 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 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, 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 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

Win 8 54%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 54.30%
Windows 7 45.47%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 21.48%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.18%
Windows 7 Professional 11.52%
Windows 10 Home 7.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.15%
  Germany 16.34%
  France 6.91%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Canada 4.20%
  DK 2.43%
  Italy 2.43%
  Norway 2.43%
  Australia 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.05%
  Belgium 1.77%
  Poland 1.21%
  Sweden 1.12%
  Spain 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.26%
Acer 15.87%
Hewlett-Packard 13.17%
Dell 11.08%
Alienware 7.19%
Lenovo 5.99%
MSI 5.69%
Medion 4.79%
Intel 1.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.12%
MSI MS-7821 2.69%
MSI MS-7850 2.42%
MSI MS-7693 2.15%
MSI MS-7816 2.15%
MSI MS-7758 1.88%


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