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Should I remove Garry's Mod?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,141
United States Rank #2,262
Reach 0.2127%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.73 days
700.13 days >
Average installed length: 367.87 days

Typically installed together

Garry's Mod

What is Garry's Mod?

Garry's Mod is a sandbox physics game using a modified Source engine. Garry's Mod has been available on Valve's content delivery service, Steam. Garry's Mod used to require the user to own at least one game on Steam based on the Source engine. It is also commonly used for the creation and publishing of videos on YouTube. Garry's Mod was originally a modification for Valve's Half-Life 2, but was later made into a standalone Steam game. Although Garry's Mod is usually considered to be a full game, it has no game objective and players can use the game's set of tools for any purpose. Garry's Mod allows players to manipulate "props" – various objects that players can place in-game. Props can be selected from any installed Source engine game or from a community created collection. The game features two "guns" – Physics Gun and Tool Gun for manipulating objects. Garry's Mod takes advantage of the Source engine's modified version of the Havok Physics Engine, which allows players to build contraptions that follow the laws of physics. Garry's Mod supports multiplayer gameplay on dedicated game servers. Players can build contraptions together and communicate via text or voice.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 176 files and is usually about 30.1 MB (31,564,799 bytes). The installed file GMT Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garrysmod.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\roxes1\garrysmod
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/4000
Estimated size: 30.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Garry's Mod

Program executable:hl2.exe
Signed by:Valve
Additional files:
  • Steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avcodec-52.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-52.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • Awesomium.dll
  • awesomium_process.exe
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassmidi.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSMIDI
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • client.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)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dedicated.dll
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • filesystem_steam.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C595049B-AAB0-4C64-8971-CFB8A1A5FDD3}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CB79BB0-5910-4A22-87A3-844A5CBC7714}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\hl2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • 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

Total CPU:0.0082194318%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00044745%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00777198%
0.015104% average
Memory:135.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
User CPU:0.00009292%
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
Memory:19.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
User CPU:0.00025881%

How do I remove Garry's Mod?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.77%
Windows 8 12.88%
Windows Vista 2.44%
Windows XP 0.87%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.30%
Windows 7 Professional 8.68%
Windows 8.1 3.93%
Windows 8 2.93%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.54%
  United Kingdom 8.53%
  Canada 4.79%
  Australia 3.41%
  Germany 3.10%
  Sweden 1.99%
  France 1.51%
  DK 1.46%
  Norway 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Finland 0.96%
  Brazil 0.76%
  Belgium 0.63%
  New Zealand 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.38%
Dell 16.39%
Acer 13.71%
ASUS 11.49%
Toshiba 5.48%
Alienware 5.31%
Lenovo 3.68%
Samsung 2.04%
Intel 1.05%
MSI 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.24%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
Dell XPS 8300 3.56%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.98%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.29%


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