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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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3.00 12.50%
2.00 12.50%
1.00 75.00%



The most common release is 1.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 1.02 MB (1,066,794 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 46% of users of Desastersoft come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desastersoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\il-2 sturmovik cliffs of dover\Desastersoft\Wick vs Dundas\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Desastersoft

  • appoverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • appoverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • steamui.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • gameoverlayrenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • gameoverlayrenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • gameoverlayui.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamTmp.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6BC95406-D6D6-41FC-8CD3-2ECDA9039CC0}' (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' 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.
2 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'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to 208-64-200-203.steampowered.com ( port 27019).
  • 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:143.25 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018791828%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00099093%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00088825%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:48,392,584
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:58.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:41.52 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 Desastersoft?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 88%
Win 8 13%
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 87.50%
Windows 8 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 25.00%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.15% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 46.15%
  United States 38.46%
  Finland 7.69%
  Australia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 20.00%
MSI MS-7817 20.00%
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 20.00%
Packard Bell ipower G5800 20.00%


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