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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,772
United States Rank #4,565
Reach 0.0945%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.51 days
280.69 days >
Average installed length: 147.48 days

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Cry of Fear


Cry of Fear is a program developed by Team Psykskallar. 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 72 files and is usually about 4.45 MB (4,666,163 bytes). SteamAPIUpdater.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Cry of Fear come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cry-of-fear.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Cry of Fear
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/223710
Estimated size: 4.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cry of Fear

  • CoFLaunchApp.exe - Cry of Fear Launch App
  • cof.exe (by Valve) - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • Core.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)
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • devil.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • hw.dll
  • id3lib.dll (by http://www.id3lib.org/) - ID3lib Dynamic Link Library
  • ikpFlac.dll
  • ikpMP3.dll (by ambiera) - ikpMP3 Dynamic Link Library
  • irrKlang.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • opengl32.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • SierraPt.dll - SierraUp Dynamic Link Library (SierraUp DLL)
  • sierraupres.dll
  • sierraupres_ati.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]4))
  • steam_api_c.dll - Steam Client API ([email protected])
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll - Steam Game Updater
  • survey1109.dll
  • swds.dll
  • SYMSRV.DLL - Symbol Server

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • CoFLaunchApp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Cry of Fear\CoFLaunchApp.exe'.
  • cof.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Cry of Fear\cof.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Half-Life 11\hltv.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.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: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%
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 Cry of Fear?

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Or, you can uninstall Cry of Fear 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 Cry of Fear, 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 Cry of Fear.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.81%
Windows 8 44.54%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Windows XP 0.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.02%
Windows 8.1 21.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.83%
Windows 7 Professional 8.30%
Windows 8 5.96%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.96%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  Canada 4.84%
  Germany 4.78%
  Australia 2.91%
  France 2.60%
  Sweden 2.24%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Italy 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Norway 1.03%
  Finland 1.03%
  DK 0.85%
  Belgium 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.90%
Acer 16.49%
ASUS 15.85%
Dell 12.76%
Toshiba 5.03%
Alienware 4.77%
Lenovo 4.51%
Samsung 3.22%
Medion 1.42%
MSI 1.29%
Intel 1.16%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.74%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.16%
MSI MS-7721 3.16%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.91%
Alienware Alienware 17 2.43%


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