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Distant Worlds: Universe

Overview

Distant Worlds: Universe is a program developed by Code Force. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 48 files and is usually about 1.52 MB (1,598,100 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 62% of users of Distant Worlds: Universe come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: slitherine.com/games/dwu_pc
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Distant Worlds Universe
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/261470
Estimated size: 1.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Distant Worlds: Universe

  • DistantWorlds.exe - Distant Worlds
  • autorun.exe (by Matrix Publishing) - Distant Worlds Universe (Game Menu)
  • lua5.1.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DW_Steam.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • Interop.WMPLib.DLL - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • lua51.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA13DFE9-BC74-47B2-8E79-40E9BC726EBD}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
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:\Non\games\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Distant Worlds: Universe?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.28%
Windows 8 34.72%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.89%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.72%
Windows 10 Home 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.62%
  United Kingdom 12.12%
  Germany 7.07%
  Australia 5.05%
  France 4.04%
  Canada 3.03%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Belgium 1.01%
  Switzerland 1.01%
  Russia 1.01%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Spain 1.01%
  Italy 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.51%
Alienware 14.63%
Lenovo 12.20%
ASUS 9.76%
Acer 9.76%
GIGABYTE 7.32%
Dell 7.32%
MSI 4.88%
Samsung 4.88%
Toshiba 4.88%
Sony 4.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.69%
Alienware Alienware 17 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite S855D 1.92%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE P50t-A-... 1.92%
Acer Aspire V3-772G 1.92%
Apple Inc. iMac10,1 1.92%

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