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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,578
United States Rank #8,927
Reach 0.0451%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.97 days
412.17 days >
Average installed length: 216.57 days

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Free to Play


Free to Play is a software program developed by Valve. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 FTP.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 1.23 GB (1,323,836,528 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 45% of users of Free to Play come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.freetoplaythemovie.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Free to Play
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/245550
Estimated size: 1.23 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Free to Play

Program executable:FTP.exe
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Free to Play\FTP.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • video.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • winh264.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)
  • FTP.exe
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • v8.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BAC091B5-32E8-44CA-B295-83740D71DF74}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Run Steam.
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:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025881%
0.015104% average
Memory:57.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0004700060%
Kernel CPU:0.00038533%
User CPU:0.00008468%
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Free to Play?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
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 59.78%
Windows 8 40.06%
Windows Vista 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.54%
Windows 8.1 17.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.46%
Windows 7 Professional 8.87%
Windows 8 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.81%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  Canada 4.37%
  France 4.23%
  Australia 4.23%
  Germany 3.96%
  Brazil 2.60%
  Finland 2.05%
  Sweden 1.91%
  Norway 1.64%
  DK 1.64%
  Italy 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.50%
  Singapore 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.98%
ASUS 17.47%
Acer 14.76%
Dell 10.54%
Toshiba 6.93%
Alienware 5.42%
Lenovo 4.82%
Samsung 3.92%
MSI 3.61%
Intel 1.81%
Apple 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.18%
MSI MS-7758 2.90%
MSI MS-7751 2.42%
MSI MS-7821 2.42%
Dell XPS 8300 1.93%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.93%

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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