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Should I remove Darksiders?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,550
United States Rank #2,827
Reach 0.1817%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.67 days
786.77 days >
Average installed length: 413.39 days


What is Darksiders?

Darksiders is an action-adventure video game developed by Vigil Games and published by THQ. The game takes its inspiration from the apocalypse, with the player taking the role of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Darksiders is a single-player action adventure in which the player takes control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In third-person perspective, the player engages in combat, puzzles and exploration.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 DarksidersPC.exe. The setup package generally installs about 77 files and is usually about 9.77 MB (10,242,841 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.darksiders.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Darksiders
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/50620
Estimated size: 9.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Darksiders

Program executable:DarksidersPC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Darksiders\DarksidersPC.exe
Additional files:
  • DarksidersPC.exe - Darksiders (DarksidersPC)
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • dinput8.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • gameoverlayui.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • video.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • vcredist_x86_sp1_atl_4053.exe (by Microsoft) - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com)
  • brew-dsp8.exe
  • créditos.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados BrasilĀ®) - Créditos da Tradução do jogo: Darksiders (Darksiders: Créditos da Tradução)
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9 release.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • d3dx9_26.dll
  • DarksidersGFW.dll (by THQ) - DarksidersGFW Dynamic Link Library (Darksiders Dynamic Link Library)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • Desinstalar a Tradução.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados BrasilĀ®) - Tradução do jogo: Darksiders (Darksiders Tradução BR 1.00)
  • ditool.exe
  • DSInstaller.exe (by THQ) - DarksidersInstaller (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • dxwebsetup.exe - DirectX 9.0 Web setup
  • ENBInjector.exe (by ENB) - ENBInjector for ENBSeries (ENBInjector for ENBSeries modification)
  • enbseries.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • FXAA_Tool.exe (by FXAA PPI) - FXAA_Tool
  • GLSC.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libx264-138.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012
  • msvcr100.dll
  • notas.exe - Notas da Tradução do jogo: Darksiders (Darksiders: Notas da Tradução)
  • sdl.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • DarksidersPC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{82426E81-C457-49A0-AE43-8819CBFED9A5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DarksidersPC.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\Darksiders\DarksidersPC.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to unknown.hwng.net ( port 27017).
  • 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:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
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 Darksiders?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.21%
Windows 8 26.42%
Windows XP 0.74%
Windows Vista 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.62%
Windows 7 Professional 12.57%
Windows 8.1 9.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.74%
Windows 10 Home 2.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.56%
  Germany 6.60%
  United Kingdom 6.01%
  Canada 5.33%
  France 4.06%
  Australia 2.73%
  Brazil 1.64%
  Italy 1.49%
  Netherlands 1.36%
  DK 1.27%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Spain 0.90%
  Norway 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.94%
ASUS 16.22%
Dell 14.85%
Acer 12.03%
Alienware 4.92%
Lenovo 3.95%
Intel 2.18%
Toshiba 1.94%
MSI 1.86%
Samsung 1.86%
Medion 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.86%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.57%
Dell XPS 8300 2.71%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.57%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.57%
MSI MS-7758 2.43%


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