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Should I remove Half-Life?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,037
United States Rank #2,149
Reach 0.2232%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.47 days
603.93 days >
Average installed length: 317.32 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.00.9 0.22%
1.0 0.03%

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Half-Life

What is Half-Life?

Half-Life is a science fiction first-person shooter developed and published by Valve. The player takes the perspective of scientist Gordon Freeman.

Overview

Half-Life is a program developed by Valve. The most used version is 2.00.9, 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 programs's main executable is hl.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 154.2 MB of memory. The software installer includes 139 files and is usually about 24.31 MB (25,495,032 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Half-Life come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steampowered.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/70
Estimated size: 24.31 MB
Language: Turkish

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life

Program executable:hl.exe
Name:Half-Life Launcher
Half-Life Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\half-life\hl.exe
MD5:eb767e434413779f0c9260a9a2761b2a
Additional files:
  • appoverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • appoverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • steamui.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • 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 (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • gameoverlayrenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • gameoverlayui.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • vstdlib.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6DDE63A-CF35-4CD1-B8DB-E9F0D887C1A2}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (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).
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\CS 1.6\hl.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Niku\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hltv.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 unknown.hwng.net (209.197.29.197 port 27017).
  • hl.exe connects to 72.3.184.153 (port 17475).
  • 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).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

hl.exe
Memory:154.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0053281266%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00377185%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00155627%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:641
70 average
I/O reads/min:220.24 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:23.67 KB
105.02 KB average
steam.exe
Memory:174.29 MB
Total CPU:0.0003688203%
Kernel CPU:0.00017782%
User CPU:0.00019100%
Switches/sec:108
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

How do I remove Half-Life?

Quickly and completely remove Half-Life 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 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, 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.38%
Windows 8 37.59%
Windows Vista 1.88%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.24%
Windows 8.1 16.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.12%
Windows 7 Professional 9.18%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.05%
Windows 10 Home 5.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.67%
  United Kingdom 7.24%
  Canada 5.11%
  Germany 3.34%
  Australia 2.78%
  France 2.54%
  Sweden 1.48%
  Brazil 1.23%
  Norway 0.99%
  DK 0.87%
  Netherlands 0.85%
  Ireland 0.75%
  Finland 0.73%
  Spain 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.54%
Dell 16.89%
ASUS 13.54%
Acer 12.91%
GIGABYTE 10.26%
Lenovo 6.51%
Toshiba 4.96%
Alienware 4.78%
Samsung 2.88%
MSI 1.96%
Intel 1.38%
Apple 0.86%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.62%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.05%
MSI MS-7821 2.46%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.11%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.11%

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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