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2% remove it98% keep it
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Desura: Black Mesa

What is Desura: Black Mesa?

Black Mesa is a video game distributed through Desura, a digital distribution platform for games and provides automated game updates via a client that allows users to create game mods as well as the online interface. Desura does not utilize digital rights management.

About  (from Black Mesa Dev Team)

Black Mesa is the Half-Life 2 total conversion of the original Half-Life game. Utilizing the Source engine and its endless array of possibilities and powers, Black Mesa will throw you into the world that started the Half-Life continuum and introduced Gordon Freeman to the world as a gun-toting, bullet-dodging Ph.D. in ...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 8 files and is usually about 7.07 MB (7,412,244 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desura.com/mods/black-mesa
Help link: www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\desura
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Desura\\desura.exe" desurC://uninstall/mods/4384
Estimated size: 7.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Desura: Black Mesa

  • desura.exe (by Desura) - Desura
  • desura_browserhost.exe (by Desura) - Desura Browser Host
  • desura_service.exe
  • Desura_Uninstaller.exe
  • dumpgen.exe
  • toolhelper.exe
  • utility.exe
  • STUncutUninstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • desura.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{38CFCDB1-37EF-4F46-9304-EA9DE6894C24}' (runs on registration).
  • desura_service.exe runs as a service named 'Desura Install Service' (Desura Install Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • desura.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Desura' and executes as C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe -autostart.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:91.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004890914%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00030867%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00018042%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:49,093,064
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:499.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:67.97 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:5.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0002058825%
Kernel CPU:0.00012637%
User CPU:0.00007951%
CPU cycles/sec:550,174
I/O reads/min:62 Bytes
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes

How do I remove Desura: Black Mesa?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 3%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.41%
Windows 8 35.90%
Windows Vista 5.13%
Windows XP 2.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.90%
Windows 8.1 20.51%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.13%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.93%
  Canada 7.02%
  Australia 5.26%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  BH 1.75%
  France 1.75%
  Greece 1.75%
  Hungary 1.75%
  Ireland 1.75%
  Israel 1.75%
  Norway 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 12.00%
Lenovo 12.00%
Alienware 8.00%
Acer 8.00%
Sony 4.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 580 7.41%
MSI MS-7751 7.41%
Sony VPCF115FM 3.70%
MSI MS-7721 3.70%
MSI MS-7640 3.70%
LENOVO IdeaCentre K330 3.70%


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