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Should I remove Guardians of Middle-earth?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,395
United States Rank #9,959
Reach 0.0268%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 116.56 days
338.42 days >
Average installed length: 177.81 days

Guardians of Middle-earth

What is Guardians of Middle-earth?

Guardians of Middle-earth is a fantasy video game.

About  (from Zombie Studios)

A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth as the most powerful heroes and villains from the greatest fantasy epic of all time.
Guardians of Middle-earth delivers an authentic multiplayer online battle arena (...  Read more

Overview

Guardians of Middle-earth is a program developed by Zombie Studios. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 37 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 59% of users of Guardians of Middle-earth come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.guardiansofmiddleearth.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/111900

Program filesFiles installed by Guardians of Middle-earth

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
Memory:57.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004700060%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038533%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008468%
0.015104% average
GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:19.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
User CPU:0.00025881%

How do I remove Guardians of Middle-earth?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 0%
 
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 62.93%
Windows 8 35.51%
Windows Vista 0.93%
Windows XP 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.57%
Windows 8.1 14.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 12.54%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.24%
  United Kingdom 9.37%
  Canada 4.56%
  France 3.54%
  Brazil 3.04%
  Australia 2.53%
  Germany 2.03%
  Norway 2.03%
  DK 1.77%
  Finland 1.52%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Czech Republic 1.01%
  Belgium 0.76%
  Spain 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.87%
Hewlett-Packard 18.59%
Acer 17.31%
GIGABYTE 14.74%
Dell 13.46%
Alienware 5.77%
Lenovo 3.21%
American Megatrends 1.92%
Intel 1.28%
MSI 1.28%
Sony 1.28%
Toshiba 1.28%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.29%
MSI MS-7821 4.29%
MSI MS-7751 3.57%
Alienware Aurora-R4 2.86%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.14%
Dell XPS 8300 2.14%

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