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Should I remove Half-Life 2: Lost Coast?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,467
United States Rank #1,814
Reach 0.2937%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.94 days
499.79 days >
Average installed length: 262.60 days

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Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

What is Half-Life 2: Lost Coast?

Half-Life 2: Lost Coast is a small additional level for the first-person shooter video game Half-Life 2. Developed by Valve Software through the Steam content delivery service as a free download to owners of the Microsoft Windows version of Half-Life 2. Lost Coast serves as a technology demonstration, specifically showcasing the high dynamic range rendering implemented in the Source engine. The level was designed with a variety of appropriate environments to emphasize these effects. In addition, Lost Coast was the first video game developed by Valve to allow developers to explain various elements of design as the player progresses through the level.

Overview

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 138 files and is usually about 56.4 MB (59,137,798 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steampowered.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\pearlzanker\half-life 2 lostcoast
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/340
Estimated size: 56.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life 2: Lost Coast

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\pearlzanker\half-life 2 lostcoast\hl2.exe
MD5:e38bc61e1d67fe63c6c1a720496507e3
Additional files:
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • gameoverlayui.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • sdl.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall_hl2.exe
  • uninstall_steam.exe
  • AdminServer.dll
  • Alyx Setup.exe (by Digital Utopia) - Alyx Nude (Setup Launcher)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.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
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • CSIW_Setup_17_Mar_2012.exe (by Anti-Valve Software) - Cracked Steam Installation Wizard (Cracked Steam Setup)
  • 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)
  • d3dx9_27.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D65D5174-F6F6-4F27-A231-681F452734B2}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (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).
  • uninstall_steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9E79EB22-2E1A-417B-A325-85F9C7D50680}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
Service
  • 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'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\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 VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net (212.187.192.162 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 68.142.91.36 (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.26.35.154 port 27031).
  • Steam.exe connects to 65.119.212.110 (port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
Memory:151.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:374
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
gameoverlayui.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
Switches/sec:194
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Half-Life 2: Lost Coast?

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Or, you can uninstall Half-Life 2: Lost Coast 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: Lost Coast, 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: Lost Coast.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.80%
Windows 8 35.68%
Windows Vista 1.94%
Windows XP 1.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.12%
Windows 8.1 15.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.06%
Windows 7 Professional 9.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.50%
Windows 10 Home 4.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.59%
  United Kingdom 7.60%
  Germany 4.92%
  Canada 4.16%
  Australia 3.24%
  France 3.00%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.12%
  Norway 1.01%
  DK 0.90%
  Finland 0.86%
  Brazil 0.69%
  Italy 0.69%
  Belgium 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.70%
Dell 16.68%
ASUS 14.00%
Acer 12.88%
GIGABYTE 12.55%
Lenovo 5.03%
Alienware 4.84%
Toshiba 4.32%
MSI 2.30%
Samsung 2.21%
Intel 1.08%
American Megatrends 0.47%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.52%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
MSI MS-7821 2.54%
MSI MS-7693 2.45%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.36%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.27%

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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