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1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #1,205
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Average installed length: 210.58 days

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FTL: Faster Than Light


FTL: Faster Than Light is a program developed by Subset Games. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 FTLGame.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 166.88 MB (174,981,587 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 61% of users of FTL: Faster Than Light come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ftlgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\FTL Faster Than Light
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/212680
Estimated size: 166.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FTL: Faster Than Light

Program executable:FTLGame.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\FTL Faster Than Light\FTLGame.exe
Additional files:
  • FTLGame.exe
  • modman.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassmix.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSmix
  • 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)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • FreeType-6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • FTL 1.5.4 +12 Trainer.exe - FTL 1.5.4 - Trainer
  • FTL Faster Than Light V1.5.4 Trainer +17 MrAntiFun.EXE
  • FTL_FasterThanLight+16Tr-LNG_v1.5.4.exe (by LinGon) - FTL: Faster Than Light- rel 6 April 2014 - - Trainer by LinGon (A LinGon Trainer)
  • ftl-gir489.exe
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • goggame.dll
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL2.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • Trainer.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • Zlib.dll - zlib data compression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • FTLGame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E39CB5C3-CA7C-4109-9DFA-F3FD730A44CE}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4695AF4D-997B-4413-8256-8EF413E8BECC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
Startup File (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FTLGame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\FTL Faster Than Light\FTLGame.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove FTL: Faster Than Light?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.99%
Windows 8 42.67%
Windows Vista 1.03%
Windows XP 0.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.11%
Windows 8.1 19.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.94%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.07%
Windows 10 Home 5.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.37%
  United Kingdom 8.69%
  Canada 5.65%
  France 4.83%
  Australia 3.03%
  Germany 2.10%
  Sweden 1.31%
  DK 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Finland 0.99%
  Norway 0.89%
  Ireland 0.67%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Brazil 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.90%
ASUS 18.07%
Dell 13.39%
Acer 12.86%
Lenovo 8.80%
Toshiba 5.34%
Alienware 4.15%
MSI 3.11%
Samsung 2.79%
Intel 0.88%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.52%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.31%
LENOVO 20217 2.87%
MSI MS-7821 2.06%
MSI MS-7693 1.84%


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