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9% remove it91% keep it
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What is Cogs?  (from Lazy 8 Studios)

Cogs is an award-winning puzzle game for the PC, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android and netbook. Immersed in a steampunk world with stunning visual design, Cogs players build an incredible variety of machines from sliding tiles. With 50 unique levels and three gameplay modes, we've packed in hours of entertaining, addictive fu...  Read more


Cogs is a software program developed by Lazy 8 Studios. 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 primary executable is named cogs.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 136.1 MB (142,708,155 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 66% of users of Cogs come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cogsgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\cogs
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/26500
Estimated size: 136.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cogs

Program executable:cogs.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\cogs\cogs.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4695AF4D-997B-4413-8256-8EF413E8BECC}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • cogs.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\cogs\cogs.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:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Cogs?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.91%
Windows 8 19.52%
Windows Vista 1.54%
Windows XP 1.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.38%
Windows 7 Professional 14.78%
Windows 8.1 5.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.61%
Windows 8 Pro 2.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.60%
  United Kingdom 7.32%
  Canada 4.11%
  France 3.59%
  Australia 2.82%
  Germany 2.44%
  DK 1.41%
  Finland 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Brazil 1.03%
  Norway 0.90%
  Austria 0.64%
  Italy 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.18%
Dell 19.45%
ASUS 13.31%
Acer 10.58%
Samsung 3.07%
Toshiba 2.39%
Lenovo 2.05%
Intel 1.71%
Alienware 1.02%
MSI 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.07%
ASUS All Series 5.98%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 3.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.26%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.72%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.72%


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