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4% remove it96% keep it
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Cold War


Cold War is a program developed by Mindware Studios. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 coldwar.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 1008.36 MB (1,057,346,032 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 74% of users of Cold War come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\Cold War
Uninstaller: "C:\steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/260650
Estimated size: 1008.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cold War

Program executable:coldwar.exe
Name:Cold War
Cold War Launcher
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\Cold War\coldwar.exe
Additional files:
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Portions (c) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.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
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • 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 '{9586B24F-1675-4B7E-9B94-1C80B14A54D9}' (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'.

How do I remove Cold War?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 7%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows 8 42.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 8.1 21.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 7.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.07%
  Netherlands 7.41%
  United Kingdom 7.41%
  France 3.70%
  Turkey 3.70%
  Italy 3.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 22.22%
Acer 22.22%
Toshiba 11.11%
Sony 11.11%
Medion 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
ASUS 11.11%
Common models
Sony VPCF13CGX 9.09%
Samsung 355V4C/356V4C/344... 9.09%
MSI MS-7693 9.09%
Medion Akoya P6815 9.09%
LENOVO Lenovo G580 9.09%


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