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Should I remove HAWKEN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,716
United States Rank #2,953
Reach 0.1771%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.79 days
318.30 days >
Average installed length: 167.24 days



HAWKEN is a software program developed by Adhesive 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 HawkenLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 97 files and is usually about 3.59 MB (3,768,085 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 59% of users of HAWKEN come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playhawken.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Hawken
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/271290
Estimated size: 3.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HAWKEN

Program executable:HawkenLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Hawken\HawkenLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoReporter.exe (by Epic Games) - UnrealEngine3 (AutoReporter)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll
  • APEX_BasicFSCHECKED_x86.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_BasicFSPROFILE_x86.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_BasicIOS_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_BasicIOS_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_BasicIOSCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_BasicIOSPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingGPUCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingGPUPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Common_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Common_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_DestructiblePROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Emitter_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_EmitterCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_EmitterPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_ExampleFSCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_ExampleFSPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_FieldSamplerCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_FieldSamplerPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_IOFX_LegacyPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_NxFluidIOSCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_NxFluidIOSPROFILE_x86.dll
  • APEX_TurbulenceFS_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2470E475-30D5-4C3C-B9F4-AAD5906BCE52}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove HAWKEN?

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

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.52%
Windows 8 42.54%
Windows Vista 0.66%
Windows XP 0.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.26%
Windows 8.1 22.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.98%
Windows 7 Professional 9.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.72%
Windows 8 4.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.77%
  United Kingdom 4.97%
  Canada 4.70%
  France 4.05%
  Australia 3.62%
  Germany 3.01%
  Brazil 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.54%
  Belgium 1.31%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Italy 1.23%
  Spain 0.77%
  Russia 0.66%
  DK 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.34%
ASUS 15.72%
Dell 14.34%
Acer 14.25%
Toshiba 6.39%
Lenovo 6.04%
Alienware 4.92%
Samsung 3.54%
MSI 2.50%
Intel 1.12%
Medion 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.91%
MSI MS-7693 3.51%
MSI MS-7821 3.51%
Dell OptiPlex 380 2.44%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.29%
LENOVO 20217 1.98%


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