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Should I remove Counter-Strike Source?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,115
Reach 0.0042%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 32.49 days
274.09 days >
Average installed length: 144.01 days


VersionDistribution 37.29% 3.39% 3.39% 5.08% 1.69% 22.03% 18.64% 6.78% 1.69%

Counter-Strike Source


Counter-Strike Source is a software program developed by Strogino CS Portal. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 4.48 MB (4,693,408 bytes). The installed file Css_Updater.exe 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 18% of users of Counter-Strike Source come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Russia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: Bruss.Org.Ru
Help link: Forum.Bruss.Org.Ru
Installation folder: C:\Counter-Strike Source\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{0A88700E-74DF-4CBF-B4F2-2F2147D416DA}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike Source

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Strogino CS Portal\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • Counter-Strike_Source.exe - Counter-Strike Source Launcher
  • Css_Updater.exe
  • UltimateNameChanger.exe (by killer666) - Ultimate Name Changer
  • msvbvm60.dll (by Microsoft) - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)
  • steamclient.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Counter-Strike_Source.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C19BC93C-8322-4995-BF89-D68EAF9D70C8}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\hawxmoor\counter-strike source\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove Counter-Strike Source?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.19%
Windows 8 22.03%
Windows Vista 5.08%
Windows XP 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.12%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.03%
Windows 7 Professional 18.64%
Windows 8.1 8.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.39%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.46% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 18.46%
  United States 13.85%
  Russia 7.69%
  India 7.69%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  Spain 3.08%
  Malaysia 3.08%
  Sweden 3.08%
  DZ 3.08%
  Saudi Arabia 3.08%
  Germany 3.08%
  Poland 3.08%
  South Africa 3.08%
  Portugal 1.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 18.37%
Dell 12.24%
ASUS 12.24%
Toshiba 4.08%
American Megatrends 4.08%
Sony 2.04%
Samsung 2.04%
Compaq 2.04%
Lenovo 2.04%
Packard Bell 2.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.12%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.08%
HP ProBook 6460b 2.04%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2018fr... 2.04%
HP Pavilion m6 Notebook P... 2.04%


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