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Should I remove Costume Quest?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,241
United States Rank #8,670
Reach 0.0303%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.43 days
396.24 days >
Average installed length: 208.20 days

Costume Quest


Costume Quest is a program developed by Double Fine Productions. 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 Cq.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 635.32 MB (666,182,202 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 64% of users of Costume Quest come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.costumequestgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Costume Quest
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/115100
Estimated size: 635.32 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Costume Quest

Program executable:Cq.exe
Costume Quest
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Costume Quest\Cq.exe
Additional files:
  • Cq.exe - Cq (Costume Quest)
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA0A08B1-D2F1-46FC-9295-451F4B63D5F3}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
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:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Cq.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Install\DownLoader\Sterm\steamapps\common\Costume Quest\Cq.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025881%
0.015104% average
Memory:57.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0004700060%
Kernel CPU:0.00038533%
User CPU:0.00008468%

How do I remove Costume Quest?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.70%
Windows 8 48.59%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Windows XP 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.65%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.94%
Windows 7 Professional 11.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.65%
Windows 10 Home 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.55%
  United Kingdom 6.36%
  France 4.86%
  Canada 4.30%
  Germany 3.18%
  Australia 2.80%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Spain 1.31%
  Poland 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Ireland 1.12%
  Finland 0.75%
  Russia 0.75%
  Japan 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.81%
Acer 17.35%
ASUS 15.98%
Dell 12.33%
Lenovo 9.59%
Toshiba 6.85%
Alienware 2.74%
Samsung 2.74%
MSI 1.83%
Apple 1.37%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.82%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.45%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.45%
LENOVO 20217 2.45%
MSI MS-7751 2.45%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.84%


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