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What is DreadOut?

DreadOut is an Indonesian survival horror video game.

About  (from Digital Happiness)

DreadOut is a third person supernatural horror game where you play as Linda, a high school student trapped in an old abandoned town. Equipped with her trusty smart-phone, she will battle against terrifying encounters and solve mysterious puzzles which will ultimately determine her fate.
Help her overcome the challen...  Read more


DreadOut is a program developed by Digital Happiness. 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 main program executable is dreadout.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 5.94 MB (6,230,776 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 55% of users of DreadOut come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dreadout.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\DreadOut
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/269790
Estimated size: 5.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DreadOut

Program executable:dreadout.exe
Additional files:
  • dreadout32.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • avutil-51.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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.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)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api64.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C1D84C6-B5B3-48C0-BF9B-9FA5F0EF8787}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3314328317-2445795448-462330557-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove DreadOut?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.54%
Windows 8 36.54%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.15%
Windows 10 Home 9.62%
Windows 10 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.77%
Windows 7 Professional 5.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.07%
  United Kingdom 7.25%
  Brazil 5.80%
  Canada 5.80%
  Finland 2.90%
  Australia 2.90%
  Russia 2.90%
  Japan 2.90%
  Italy 2.90%
  Chile 1.45%
  Thailand 1.45%
  Belgium 1.45%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Mexico 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.59%
Alienware 14.71%
Lenovo 11.76%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
ASUS 8.82%
Dell 8.82%
MSI 8.82%
Toshiba 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Samsung 2.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-A 2.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 2.56%
Alienware M17xR4 2.56%
Alienware M17xR3 2.56%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 2.56%


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