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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,191
United States Rank #5,575
Reach 0.0687%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.35 days
718.37 days >
Average installed length: 377.45 days


What is DEFCON?  (from Introversion Software)

Introversion Software presents its third title, DEFCON, a stunning online multiplayer simulation of global thermonuclear war.
You play the role of a military Commander hidden deep within an Underground bunker. Your mission - to successfully exterminate your enemy's civilian population whilst disabling their ability ...  Read more


DEFCON is a software program developed by Introversion Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 defcon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 58.74 MB (61,588,336 bytes). 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 58% of users of DEFCON come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.introversion.co.uk/defcon
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Defcon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/1520
Estimated size: 58.74 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DEFCON

Program executable:defcon.exe
Name:Introversion Software Defcon
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Defcon\defcon.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avutil-51.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)
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{82F35A11-3F83-4857-B59E-6B1207E67F92}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • 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'.
  • defcon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\defcon\defcon.exe'.

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

How do I remove DEFCON?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.70%
Windows 8 32.02%
Windows Vista 1.14%
Windows XP 1.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.26%
Windows 7 Professional 12.25%
Windows 8.1 12.05%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.33%
Windows 10 Home 3.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.75%
  United Kingdom 11.90%
  Canada 4.69%
  Australia 4.11%
  France 3.44%
  Germany 3.19%
  Netherlands 1.93%
  Finland 1.09%
  Ireland 1.09%
  Russia 0.92%
  Sweden 0.92%
  New Zealand 0.92%
  DK 0.75%
  Belgium 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.97%
ASUS 16.36%
Acer 15.35%
Dell 14.75%
Lenovo 6.26%
Alienware 5.66%
Toshiba 3.43%
Samsung 3.23%
MSI 2.22%
Intel 1.41%
Apple 1.21%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.71%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.37%
MSI MS-7641 2.37%
MSI MS-7673 2.37%

About (from Introversion Software)

Introversion Software is one of the UK's most-respected and successful independent game developers and publishers.
Publisher URL: www.introversion.co.uk


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