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Counter-Strike: Source Beta


Counter-Strike: Source Beta is a program developed by Valve. 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 software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 124.39 MB (130,432,524 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 72% of users of Counter-Strike: Source Beta come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/260
Estimated size: 124.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike: Source Beta

  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • libavresample-1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3EA269F-4E98-4921-81A1-14DFFB85A97F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (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
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • 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:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:19.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
User CPU:0.00025881%
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 Counter-Strike: Source Beta?

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Or, you can uninstall Counter-Strike: Source Beta 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 Beta, 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 Beta.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 16%
Keep it 84%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.35%
Windows 8 31.68%
Windows Vista 1.98%
Windows XP 0.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.54%
Windows 8.1 17.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.92%
Windows 8 5.94%
Windows 10 Home 3.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.14%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  France 3.57%
  Australia 2.14%
  Canada 2.14%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Finland 1.43%
  New Zealand 1.43%
  Germany 1.43%
  Norway 0.71%
  Russia 0.71%
  Sweden 0.71%
  Greece 0.71%
  Ireland 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.08%
Dell 18.92%
ASUS 12.16%
Acer 8.11%
Lenovo 8.11%
Alienware 6.76%
Intel 2.70%
Sony 2.70%
Toshiba 2.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.75%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.50%
Alienware M14xR2 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
Sony SVE15112FXS 2.50%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 2.50%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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