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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,309
United States Rank #5,423
Reach 0.1443%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.90 days
469.10 days >
Average installed length: 246.48 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.0000.130 100.00%

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

What is Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition?  (from NAMCO BANDAI Games)

Dark Souls is the new action role-playing game from the developers who brought you Demon’s Souls, FromSoftware. Dark Souls will have many familiar features: A dark fantasy universe, tense dungeon crawling, fearsome enemy encounters and unique online interactions. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor to Demon’s, not a se...  Read more

Overview

Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition is a software program developed by NAMCO BANDAI Games. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 data.exe. The setup package generally installs about 158 files and is usually about 816.84 KB (836,440 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. 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 33% of users of Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.namcobandaigames.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Dark souls\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{4E4D0FA1-F880-4CCB-999A-501000008200}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 816.84 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition

Program executable:data.exe
Name:DARK SOULS PREPARE TO DIE EDITION
DARK SOULS PREPARE TO DIE EDITION executable
Path:C:\new games\dark souls\data.exe
MD5:e79f923ba1f2bc462a121b7b0d7227b0
Additional files:
  • d3d9.dll
  • DINPUT8.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xlive.dll
  • DSCfix.dll (by M0tah) - DSCfix (Dark Souls Connectivity Fix)
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • AppData.exe (by Kalypso Media GmbH) - TRP5 STANDARD AppData (Tropico 5)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • atimgpud.dll
  • audio.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • Awesomium.dll (by Khrona) - Awesomium v1.6.3
  • AwesomiumProcess.exe (by Khrona)
  • bink2w64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • chromehtml.dll
  • CleanUninstall.exe (by Turbine) - Turbine Launcher
  • corestrings.dll (by Turbine, Inc)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • D3D10GraphicsCore.dll (by Turbine) - D3D10GraphicsCore (Turbine --description Engine --description D3D10 --description Graphics --description Core)
  • D3D11GraphicsCore.dll - D3D11GraphicsCore (Turbine --description Engine --description D3D11 --description Graphics --description Core)
  • d3dx9_43.dll
  • Dark Souls Fixed Edition.exe - Dark Souls Fix GUI 2.0.1
  • Dark Souls Prepare to Die Edition 1.0 + 16 Trainer.exe (by www.sicheats.com) - Sicheats.com Game Trainer
  • Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 14 Trainer.exe (by 3DMGAME) - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 14 Trainer ([email protected] Presents - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 14 Trainer)
  • Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 20 Trainer.exe (by 3DMGAME) - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 20 Trainer ([email protected] Presents - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 20 Trainer)
  • Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 22 Trainer.exe - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 22 Trainer ([email protected] Presents - Dark Souls_Prepare To Die Edition v1.0 Plus 22 Trainer)
  • Dark_Souls_Position_Trainer.exe
  • darks.exe
  • DARKSOULS - Kopie.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE (Games for Windows - LIVE Zero Day Piracy Protection Ripple Launcher)
  • DARKSOULS.exe - DARK SOULS PREPARE TO DIE EDITION (DARK SOULS PREPARE TO DIE EDITION Launcher)
  • DARKSOULS_PrepareToListen.exe
  • DARKSOULS_Silence!.exe
  • DarkSoulsII.exe
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dinput8mouse.dll
  • Disrupt_b64.dll
  • dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup)
  • dpvs.dll
  • DSA.EXE
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX para Windows® (Instalación de DirectX: parte de 32 bits)
  • DSFix GUI 2.2.exe - DSFix GUI 2.2
  • dsmfix.dll
  • dsmfixgui.exe - dsmfixgui
  • dsound.dll
  • DSVfix.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe - Depuración del programa de instalación de Microsoft DirectX
  • filesystem_stdio.dll - Steam (FileSystem_Stdio.dll ([email protected]))
  • fmod_event_net.dll - FMOD (FMOD Net Event System)
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Scheduled Tasks
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • DATA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CF08C21-00E4-40DB-B742-62800AC65DF2}' (runs on registration).
  • DARKSOULS.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7AD019EB-78D0-40D0-831A-2B6EFB23E942}' (runs on registration).
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA7E7541-1DDF-4674-8493-BBA6985FFC71}' (runs on registration).
  • watch_dogs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A0985EA6-562D-4846-ABBD-1ADDDFBBD897}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8C4BC30-6941-40E3-B200-AECC6F56B8FF}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more
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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DATA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Files\DarkSouls\DATA.exe'.
  • DARKSOULS.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Files\DarkSouls\DARKSOULS.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • AwesomiumProcess.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Turbine\DDO Unlimited\AwesomiumProcess.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 8 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.44%
Windows 8 28.75%
Windows XP 1.48%
Windows Vista 1.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.92%
Windows 8.1 9.10%
Windows 7 Professional 7.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.34%
Windows 8 Pro 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.73%
  Germany 4.73%
  United Kingdom 4.68%
  France 4.55%
  Brazil 4.41%
  Italy 4.32%
  Canada 4.23%
  Australia 3.86%
  Poland 2.68%
  Sweden 2.18%
  Spain 1.82%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Philippines 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.68%
ASUS 19.60%
Acer 17.57%
GIGABYTE 13.27%
Dell 11.86%
Toshiba 4.75%
Lenovo 3.60%
Samsung 3.16%
Alienware 3.08%
MSI 2.28%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.88%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.85%
MSI MS-7693 3.44%
MSI MS-7758 3.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.04%
MSI MS-7681 2.02%


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