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Desura: Half-Life 2

What is Desura: Half-Life 2?

This distribution of the game is installed using the Desura (Linden Lab) digital distribution application which serves and patches the game, mods and addons.

About  (from Valve)

Pick up the crowbar of research scientist Gordon Freeman, who finds himself on an alien-infested Earth being picked to the bone, its resources depleted, its populace dwindling. Freeman is thrust into the unenviable role of rescuing the world from the wrong he unleashed back at Black Mesa. And a lot of people, people he...  Read more


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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desura.com/games/half-life-2
Help link: www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\Half-Life 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Desura\desura.exe" desurC://uninstall/games/61

Program filesFiles installed by Desura: Half-Life 2

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • d3d8.dll (by ENB) - ENB Series mod (ENB Series DX8 to DX9 Convertor)
  • d3d9.dll (by vampire masquerade russian community) - ENBSeries

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEF1DB47-50B0-41ED-A857-75E55BF03409}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove Desura: Half-Life 2?

Quickly and completely remove Desura: Half-Life 2 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 2 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 2, 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 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Windows 8.1 40.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  United Kingdom 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 25.00%
Dell 25.00%
Alienware 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR61... 25.00%
Gateway DX4860 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 580 25.00%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 25.00%

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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