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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 #10,743
United States Rank #8,072
Reach 0.0375%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.56 days
193.64 days >
Average installed length: 101.74 days


What is Darwinia?  (from Introversion Software)

The world of Darwinia is a virtual themepark, running entirely inside a computer network and populated by a sentient evolving life form called the Darwinians. Unfortunately Darwinia has been overrun by a computer virus which has multiplied out of control. Your task is to destroy the Viral Infection and save the Darwini...  Read more


Darwinia 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 darwinia.exe. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 41.05 MB (43,045,614 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 59% of users of Darwinia come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.introversion.co.uk/darwinia
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Darwinia
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/1500
Estimated size: 41.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Darwinia

Program executable:darwinia.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Darwinia\darwinia.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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)
  • d3dx9_32.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft Common Controller API

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 '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (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 Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
  • 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'.
  • darwinia.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\darwinia\darwinia.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: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: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 Darwinia?

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Or, you can uninstall Darwinia 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 Darwinia, 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 Darwinia.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 66.41%
Windows 8 31.69%
Windows XP 0.95%
Windows Vista 0.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.51%
Windows 8.1 12.14%
Windows 7 Professional 11.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.26%
Windows 8 Pro 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.23%
  United Kingdom 12.31%
  Australia 5.08%
  Canada 4.15%
  France 3.54%
  Germany 2.62%
  Ireland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Belgium 1.08%
  DK 0.92%
  Norway 0.92%
  Finland 0.77%
  New Zealand 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.26%
ASUS 14.17%
Dell 13.78%
Acer 11.81%
Lenovo 7.48%
Alienware 3.94%
Toshiba 3.94%
Samsung 3.54%
MSI 2.36%
Apple 1.18%
Intel 1.18%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.40%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.23%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.49%
MSI MS-7681 3.49%
MSI MS-7751 3.49%
MSI MS-7673 2.91%

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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