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Should I remove Half-Life 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,220
United States Rank #904
Reach 0.6619%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.17 days
477.15 days >
Average installed length: 250.70 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.3.0 0.01%
1.0 0.01%

Typically installed together

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Half-Life 2

What is Half-Life 2?

Half-Life 2 the sequel to Half-Life, is a first-person shooter video game and a signature title in the Half-Life series. The game was developed alongside Valve's Steam software. It introduced the Source game engine and, because of Steam, is the first video game to require online product activation. Like its predecessor, Half-Life 2 is a single-player first-person shooter broken into chapters, permanently casting the player as Gordon Freeman. The sequel has nearly the same mechanics as Half-Life, including health-and-weapon systems and periodic physics puzzles. The player also starts without items, slowly building up an arsenal over the course of the game. Despite the game's mainly linear nature, much effort was put into making exploration rewarding and interesting; many optional areas can be missed or avoided. For Half-Life 2, Valve Corporation developed a new game engine called the Source engine, which handles the game's visual, audio, and artificial intelligence elements. The Source engine comes packaged with a heavily modified version of the Havok physics engine that allows for an extra dimension of interactivity in both single-player and online environments.

Overview

The most used version is 1.0.3.0, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is hl2.exe. The software installer includes 182 files and is usually about 6.9 MB (7,236,668 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.half-life2.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\[email protected]\half-life 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/220
Estimated size: 6.9 MB
Language: Czech (Czech Republic)

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life 2

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\pearlzanker\half-life 2\hl2.exe
MD5:099247efdb20293ac72c6f532a239fed
Additional files:
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll - 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
  • Steam.dll
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • video.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE8D3954-66E7-48FE-AA3A-341A21A0BCE2}' (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 '{FEF1DB47-50B0-41ED-A857-75E55BF03409}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life 2\hl2.exe'.
  • 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:\Gamerelated\steamXP\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.7.41.160 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 208.78.164.14 (port 27018).
  • steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.26.35.154 port 27031).
  • steam.exe connects to 208-64-200-203.steampowered.com (208.64.200.203 port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net (212.187.192.162 port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 68.142.91.36 (port 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
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
Switches/sec:655
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average
GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
steamTmp.exe
Memory:253.01 MB
Total CPU:0.0005398927%
Kernel CPU:0.00022864%
User CPU:0.00031125%
CPU cycles/sec:8,273,659
Switches/sec:561
I/O reads/min:7.3 KB
I/O writes/min:16.91 KB

How do I remove Half-Life 2?

Quickly and completely remove Half-Life 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Half-Life 2 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 Half-Life 2, 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 Half-Life 2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.02%
Windows 8 36.02%
Windows Vista 1.81%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.72%
Windows 8.1 15.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.50%
Windows 7 Professional 9.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.52%
Windows 10 Home 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.78%
  United Kingdom 7.53%
  Canada 4.47%
  Germany 4.20%
  France 3.06%
  Australia 3.05%
  Sweden 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Finland 1.07%
  Norway 1.04%
  DK 0.92%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Italy 0.72%
  Belgium 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.00%
ASUS 15.49%
Dell 15.03%
Acer 13.41%
GIGABYTE 11.63%
Lenovo 5.71%
Alienware 4.92%
Toshiba 4.07%
Samsung 2.53%
MSI 2.24%
Intel 1.45%
Apple 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.97%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.71%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.50%
MSI MS-7821 2.38%
MSI MS-7693 2.25%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com

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