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Should I remove Half-Life: Blue Shift?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,414
United States Rank #8,853
Reach 0.0260%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.14 days
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Average installed length: 467.20 days

Half-Life: Blue Shift

What is Half-Life: Blue Shift?  (from Gearbox Software)

Made by Gearbox Software and originally released in 2001 as an add-on to Half-Life, Blue Shift is a return to the Black Mesa Research Facility in which you play as Barney Calhoun, the security guard sidekick who helped Gordon out of so many sticky situations.


Half-Life: Blue Shift is a program developed by Gearbox Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is hl.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 329.57 MB of memory. The software installer includes 55 files and is usually about 19.62 MB (20,577,555 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: Blue Shift come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\deadcheese808\half-life blue shift
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/130
Estimated size: 19.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life: Blue Shift

Program executable:hl.exe
Name:Steam Half-Life Launcher
Half-Life Launcher
Signed by:Valve
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\deadcheese808\half-life blue shift\hl.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steam.exe
  • steamclient.dll
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • sdl.dll
  • Core.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hw.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • Steam2.dll
  • sw.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • uninstall_hl.exe - Uninstall Half-Life
  • Unwise32.exe
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • voice_miles.dll
  • voice_speex.dll
  • vstdlib.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B9E38FA-7DA3-426A-B7F1-26A18C16F531}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBE023F5-9D76-4358-A84B-A82A47A8BF8E}' (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 Startup.
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com v8.0]\hl.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'.
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 cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • steam.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • steam.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • hl.exe connects to (port 17475).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:329.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046639412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00169052%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00297342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,041,238,865
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.22 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.33 MB
105.02 KB average
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
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

How do I remove Half-Life: Blue Shift?

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Or, you can uninstall Half-Life: Blue Shift 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: Blue Shift, 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: Blue Shift.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows 8 9.32%
Windows Vista 6.85%
Windows XP 3.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.19%
Windows 7 Professional 12.64%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.04%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.85%
Windows 8.1 1.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.47%
  Canada 6.19%
  United Kingdom 5.79%
  Germany 5.19%
  Australia 3.79%
  France 2.40%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Finland 1.20%
  Sweden 1.20%
  New Zealand 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  DK 0.80%
  Spain 0.60%
  Poland 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.87%
Dell 23.38%
Acer 9.95%
ASUS 8.46%
Alienware 3.98%
Intel 3.98%
Toshiba 2.99%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Apple 1.00%
Samsung 1.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.71%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.86%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.86%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.14%
MSI MS-7673 2.14%

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox is a video game development company that has developed using a number of existing game engines for various projects, including GoldSrc, RenderWare, Bungie's Halo, Unreal 2 and Unreal 3.
Publisher URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com


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