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Desura: Half-Life

What is Desura: Half-Life?

The Desura distribution of the game is a DRM version that is downloaded and installed through the Desura PC client application.

About  (from Valve)

Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve's d├ębut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies around the world.

Overview

Desura: Half-Life is a program developed by Valve. 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 software installer includes 35 files. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Desura: Half-Life come from the United States, it is also popular in Czech Republic and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desura.com/games/half-life
Help link: www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Half-Life
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe" desurC://uninstall/games/1

Program filesFiles installed by Desura: Half-Life

  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • hl.exe - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • vstdlib.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • tier0.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • chromehtml.dll
  • Core.dll
  • dbg.dll
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • hw.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • sw.dll
  • swds.dll
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • voice_miles.dll
  • voice_speex.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2E03752A-1637-4903-B802-90372B240C9D}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Niku\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hltv.exe'.

How do I remove Desura: Half-Life?

Quickly and completely remove Desura: Half-Life 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: Half-Life 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: Half-Life, 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: Half-Life.

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
 
MOST USED OS
~99%
Windows 7 (SP1)
 
COUNTRY POPULARITY
66.67%
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Czech Republic 16.67%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
GIGABYTE 50.00%
Common models
MSI MS-7758 33.33%
Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 33.33%
ASUS All Series 33.33%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com

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