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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #7,653
Reach 0.0527%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 180.27 days
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Average installed length: 257.42 days


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Cities XL Platinum

What is Cities XL Platinum?

Cities XL Platinum is an expansion pack for Cities XL 2012 which adds 50 new buildings and new maps.


Cities XL Platinum is a program developed by Focus Home Interactive. 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 citiesxl_platinum.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 312.79 MB (327,979,475 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 48% of users of Cities XL Platinum come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.citiesxl.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\focus home interactive\cities xl 2011
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Focus Home Interactive\Cities XL 2011\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 312.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cities XL Platinum

Program executable:citiesxl_platinum.exe
Name:CitiesXL Game Application
Path:C:\Program Files\focus home interactive\cities xl 2011\citiesxl_platinum.exe
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
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • steamTmp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C595049B-AAB0-4C64-8971-CFB8A1A5FDD3}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEE39E82-DD34-465F-A045-9BF3D3100210}' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • 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:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:133.94 MB
Total CPU:0.0102767425%
Kernel CPU:0.00678770%
User CPU:0.00348904%
CPU cycles/sec:40,148,848
I/O reads/min:2.45 MB
I/O writes/min:420.91 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 Cities XL Platinum?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.62%
Windows 8 41.30%
Windows Vista 0.67%
Windows XP 0.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.72%
Windows 8.1 17.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.75%
Windows 7 Professional 10.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.47%
Windows 10 Home 3.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.38%
  United Kingdom 11.23%
  France 8.33%
  Germany 4.86%
  Canada 4.63%
  Australia 2.31%
  Netherlands 2.31%
  Brazil 2.08%
  DK 1.85%
  Finland 1.62%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Italy 1.16%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Spain 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.77%
Hewlett-Packard 18.23%
ASUS 17.69%
Dell 10.19%
Lenovo 6.97%
Alienware 3.49%
Toshiba 2.95%
MSI 2.68%
Samsung 2.68%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Intel 0.54%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.65%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.16%
Dell XPS 8300 2.37%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 1.98%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.98%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.98%

Publisher URL: www.focus-home.com


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