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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,929
United States Rank #25,757
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VersionDistribution
Full 97.78%

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Desura: The Stanley Parable

What is Desura: The Stanley Parable?

This video game is distributed through the Desura digital platform via the Windows client application.

About  (from Cakebread)

The Stanley Parable is an experimental narrative-driven first person game. It is an exploration of choice, freedom, storytelling and reality, all examined through the lens of what it means to play a video game.

Overview

Desura: The Stanley Parable is a program developed by Cakebread. 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 7 files and is usually about 79.91 MB (83,786,624 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 68% of users of Desura: The Stanley Parable come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.desura.com/mods/the-stanley-parable
Help link: www.desura.com/groups/desura/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\desura
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Desura\\desura.exe" desurC://uninstall/mods/18377
Estimated size: 79.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Desura: The Stanley Parable

  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • desura.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{38CFCDB1-37EF-4F46-9304-EA9DE6894C24}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • 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

desura.exe
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
Switches/sec:191
70 average
I/O reads/min:499.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:67.97 KB
105.02 KB average
desura_service.exe
Memory:5.25 MB
Total CPU:0.0002058825%
Kernel CPU:0.00012637%
User CPU:0.00007951%
CPU cycles/sec:550,174
Switches/sec:17
I/O reads/min:62 Bytes
I/O writes/min:7 Bytes

How do I remove Desura: The Stanley Parable?

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Or, you can uninstall Desura: The Stanley Parable 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: The Stanley Parable, 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: The Stanley Parable.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.56%
Windows 8 20.00%
Windows Vista 2.22%
Windows XP 2.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 8.1 11.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.67%
Windows 8 Pro 4.44%
Windows 8 2.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.33%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  France 3.33%
  Sweden 3.33%
  Israel 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  Norway 1.67%
  Korea 1.67%
  Australia 1.67%
  Philippines 1.67%
  Ireland 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.62%
Lenovo 18.92%
Hewlett-Packard 18.92%
ASUS 10.81%
GIGABYTE 8.11%
Apple 5.41%
Toshiba 5.41%
Acer 5.41%
Samsung 2.70%
Medion 2.70%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 5.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.78%
Gigabyte P35-DS3L 2.78%
Gigabyte GA-790XTA-UD4 2.78%
ECS G41T-M16 2.78%

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