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Should I remove Half-Life 2: Episode Two?

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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,279
United States Rank #1,694
Reach 0.3230%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.74 days
611.90 days >
Average installed length: 321.51 days

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Half-Life 2: Episode Two

What is Half-Life 2: Episode Two?

Half-Life 2: Episode Two is a first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation in tandem with Episode One, the first game in the series via Valve's Steam content distribution platform. he episode was released both separately and as a part of a bundled package, The Orange Box. Episode Two gameplay consists of expansive environments, travel and reduced linear play, continuing Valve's policy of orienting each episode around a particular theme or set of technologies. Following the closing events of Episode One, it sees Gordon Freeman and the series' other major characters moving away from City 17 to the surrounding countryside.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 140 files and is usually about 445.1 MB (466,719,980 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.half-life2.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\deadcheese808\half-life 2 episode two
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/420
Estimated size: 445.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life 2: Episode Two

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\zammysage22\half-life 2 episode two\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • gameoverlayui.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • Configurator.EXE (by Fakefactory) - Cinematic Mod Configuration Tool
  • sdl.dll
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AdminServer.dll
  • Alyx Setup.exe (by Digital Utopia) - Alyx Nude (Setup Launcher)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • client.dll
  • commedit.dll
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d8.dll (by ENB) - ENB Series mod (ENB Series DX8 to DX9 Convertor)
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod (ENBSeries)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C595049B-AAB0-4C64-8971-CFB8A1A5FDD3}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (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.
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\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'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).

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
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Half-Life 2: Episode Two?

Quickly and completely remove Half-Life 2: Episode Two 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: Episode Two 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: Episode Two, 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: Episode Two.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.91%
Windows 8 34.61%
Windows Vista 2.25%
Windows XP 1.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.46%
Windows 8.1 14.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.37%
Windows 10 Home 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.64%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Germany 4.79%
  Canada 4.28%
  Australia 3.22%
  France 2.81%
  Sweden 1.56%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Finland 1.04%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Norway 0.94%
  DK 0.89%
  Italy 0.70%
  Spain 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.46%
Dell 16.86%
ASUS 15.07%
Acer 13.24%
Alienware 4.89%
Lenovo 4.81%
Toshiba 3.98%
Samsung 2.32%
MSI 2.14%
Intel 1.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.59%
MSI MS-7751 2.59%
MSI MS-7821 2.33%
Dell XPS 8300 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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