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Global Rank #13,642
United States Rank #8,951
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.94 days
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Average installed length: 402.07 days

Half-Life: Opposing Force

What is Half-Life: Opposing Force?  (from Gearbox Software)

Return to the Black Mesa Research Facility as one of the military specialists assigned to eliminate Gordon Freeman. Experience an entirely new episode of single player action. Meet fierce alien opponents, and experiment with new weaponry. Named 'Game of the Year' by the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.


Half-Life: Opposing Force is a software program developed by Gearbox Software. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 14.61 MB (15,315,283 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 66% of users of Half-Life: Opposing Force come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\deadcheese808\opposing force
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/50
Estimated size: 14.61 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life: Opposing Force

Program executable:hl.exe
Name:Steam Half-Life Launcher
Half-Life Launcher
Signed by:Valve
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\deadcheese808\opposing force\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 - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • steamTmp.exe
  • video.dll
  • avutil-50.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
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • sdl.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • Steam2.dll
  • sw.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • voice_miles.dll
  • voice_speex.dll
  • vstdlib.dll
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

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 '{8DEEE235-DC3E-4E80-A274-3A4B5A9B885E}' (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 Startup Files (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.
  • 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
  • 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'.
  • 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 ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • steam.exe connects to unknown.hwng.net ( port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • hl.exe connects to (port 17475).
  • 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).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

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:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 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

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Or, you can uninstall Half-Life: Opposing Force 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.
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  2. When you find the program Half-Life: Opposing Force, 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: Opposing Force.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.19%
Windows 8 9.80%
Windows Vista 4.20%
Windows XP 2.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.89%
Windows 7 Professional 12.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.81%
Windows 8.1 1.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.13%
  United Kingdom 5.68%
  Canada 5.48%
  Germany 5.27%
  Australia 3.65%
  France 2.23%
  Brazil 1.42%
  Sweden 1.42%
  Finland 1.22%
  New Zealand 1.01%
  DK 1.01%
  Japan 0.61%
  Spain 0.61%
  Netherlands 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.29%
Dell 22.68%
Acer 11.34%
ASUS 8.76%
Toshiba 5.67%
Alienware 3.09%
Intel 2.58%
Apple 1.55%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.67%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.22%
Dell Studio XPS 435T/9000 2.22%
Dell XPS 8300 2.22%
MSI MS-7673 2.22%

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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