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Gratuitous Space Battles

What is Gratuitous Space Battles?  (from Positech Games)

GSB is the ultimate space strategy game from UK indie developer Positech Games. It's a strategy / management / simulation game that does away with all the base building and delays and gets straight to the meat and potatoes of science-fiction games : The big space battles fought by huge spaceships with tons of laser bea...  Read more

Overview

Gratuitous Space Battles is a software program developed by Positech Games. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 GSB.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 4.91 MB (5,145,856 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 65% of users of Gratuitous Space Battles come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: positech.co.uk/gratuitousspacebattles
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\gratuitous space battles
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/41800
Estimated size: 4.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Gratuitous Space Battles

Program executable:GSB.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\gratuitous space battles\GSB.exe
MD5:7a4a22b0a15e756ea2a1ed1187ce6711
Additional files:
  • GSB.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • GSB - Galaxy Generator.exe
  • GSBCollectorsInstaller.exe - Gratuitous Space Battles (Gratuitous Space Battles Setup)
  • GSBGalacticConquest.exe - GSB Galactic Conquest (GSB Galactic Conquest Setup)
  • NomadsInstaller.exe
  • ParasitesInstaller.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • unins002.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5654D2A-274C-48DD-B285-721330E24B9F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
  • GSB.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA05E38D-F0A2-4954-B3DA-54D864C36FEE}' (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 Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe".
  • 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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • GSB.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\gratuitous space battles\GSB.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:194
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Steam.exe
Memory:231.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0002670589%
Kernel CPU:0.00021297%
User CPU:0.00005409%
CPU cycles/sec:59,068,153
Switches/sec:1,030
I/O reads/min:7.28 MB
I/O writes/min:7.94 MB

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  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.
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.66%
Windows 8 18.30%
Windows XP 1.08%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.24%
Windows 7 Professional 13.41%
Windows 8.1 4.97%
Windows 8 Pro 3.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.35%
  United Kingdom 6.98%
  Canada 4.84%
  France 3.61%
  Australia 2.96%
  Germany 2.30%
  Sweden 1.56%
  DK 1.31%
  Finland 1.31%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  Spain 0.90%
  Norway 0.66%
  Czech Republic 0.57%
  Brazil 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 21.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.26%
Dell 16.84%
ASUS 16.42%
Acer 11.02%
Lenovo 4.37%
Toshiba 3.12%
Alienware 3.12%
Samsung 2.91%
MSI 2.29%
Intel 1.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.18%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.14%
Dell XPS 8300 2.79%
Gateway DX4860 2.09%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.09%

About Positech Games

Positech Games is a video game developer and has published a number of game s to PC including the the strategy game of policy shift Democracy and Kombat Kars, Kudos and Starship Tycoon.
Publisher URL: www.positech.co.uk

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