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Growing Pains

Overview

Growing Pains is a software program developed by Smudged Cat Games. 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 GrowingPains.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 260.22 MB (272,855,873 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 56% of users of Growing Pains come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smudgedcat.com/growingpains.htm
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Growing Pains
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/291610
Estimated size: 260.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Growing Pains

Program executable:GrowingPains.exe
Name:GrowingPains
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Growing Pains\GrowingPains.exe
MD5:ec16693fbe04c2e8662fec5dfc60be95
Additional files:
  • GrowingPains.exe - GrowingPains
  • tier0_s.dll (by Valve) - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steamclient.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • steamwrapper.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.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
  • 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)
  • SpriteSheetRuntime.dll - SpriteSheetRuntime
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.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 '{1AD079C6-DDD9-4582-B5A5-EDEFFFF0DF13}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1214616123-3420488899-3838617821-1001.
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.
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 Growing Pains?

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Or, you can uninstall Growing Pains 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 Growing Pains, 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 Growing Pains.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 40%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 40.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  United Kingdom 12.50%
  Australia 6.25%
  Czech Republic 6.25%
  Finland 6.25%
  Netherlands 6.25%
  Sweden 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
ASUS 28.57%
Medion 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
Packard Bell imedia S3810 16.67%
MSI MS-7758 16.67%
mp MS-7848 16.67%
Gigabyte B85M-D3H 16.67%
Dell XPS L521X 16.67%
ASUSTeK CM6850 16.67%

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