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Should I remove Daylight?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,679
United States Rank #16,724
Reach 0.0105%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 47.03 days
259.49 days >
Average installed length: 136.34 days



Daylight is a program developed by Zombie Studios. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is DaylightLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 4.34 MB (4,555,291 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 55% of users of Daylight come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playdaylight.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Daylight
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/230840
Estimated size: 4.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Daylight

Program executable:DaylightLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Daylight\DaylightLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • DaylightLauncher.exe
  • Daylight.exe
  • vcredist_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.60610
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.60610
  • APEX_Clothing_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_ClothingGPU_x64.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll
  • APEX_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Loader_x64.dll
  • APEX_Particles_x64.dll
  • APEX_TurbulenceFS_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x86.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GFSDK_NVDOF_LIB.win64.dll
  • GFSDK_SSAO.win64.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libogg.dll
  • libogg_64.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libvorbis.dll
  • libvorbis_64.dll
  • libvorbisfile.dll
  • libvorbisfile_64.dll
  • LightFX.dll - LightFX for 32 bits (LightFX Dynamic Link Library for 32 bits)
  • LightFXConfigurator32.dll (by Alienware) - LightFX Configurator Dynamic Link Library for 32 bits
  • LightFXConfigurator64.dll (by Alienware) - LightFX for 64 bits (LightFX Configurator Dynamic Link Library for 64 bits)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steam_api64.dll - Steam Client API ([email protected])
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DCCFE24B-9C7D-418F-A593-24A7F8E3E601}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steamm\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Daylight?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.46%
Windows 8 42.86%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.21%
Windows 8.1 21.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.01%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.24%
Windows 7 Professional 11.56%
Windows 10 Home 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.79%
  Germany 9.57%
  United Kingdom 7.98%
  Canada 4.79%
  France 3.19%
  Norway 3.19%
  Sweden 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.66%
  Finland 1.60%
  Russia 1.60%
  DK 1.60%
  Austria 1.06%
  Spain 1.06%
  Hungary 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
ASUS 16.67%
MSI 14.58%
Hewlett-Packard 10.42%
Lenovo 6.25%
Dell 4.17%
Alienware 4.17%
Samsung 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
Medion 2.08%
Apple 2.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 24.21%
MSI MS-7821 9.47%
MSI MS-7816 5.26%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 4.21%
MSI MS-7693 3.16%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE60... 2.11%


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