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Should I remove Half-Life: Source?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,862
United States Rank #3,957
Reach 0.0926%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.11 days
711.18 days >
Average installed length: 373.67 days

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Half-Life: Source

What is Half-Life: Source?  (from Valve)

Winner of over 50 Game of the Year awards, Half-Life set new standards for action games when it was released in 1998. Half-Life: Source is a digitally remastered version of the critically acclaimed and best selling PC game, enhanced via Source technology to include physics simulation, enhanced effects, and more.


Half-Life: Source is a program developed by Valve. 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 main program executable is hl2.exe. The software installer includes 120 files and is usually about 64.69 MB (67,830,447 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 66% of users of Half-Life: Source 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\steamapps\cal35\half-life source
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/280
Estimated size: 64.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life: Source

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\cal35\half-life source\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • Steam.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • 7za.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • AdminServer.dll
  • 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
  • Configurator.EXE (by Fakefactory) - Cinematic Mod Configuration Tool
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d8.dll (by ENB) - ENB Series mod (ENB Series DX8 to DX9 Convertor)
  • d3d9.dll (by vampire masquerade russian community) - ENBSeries
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative ALchemy
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • friendsui.dll
  • GameUI.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 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 '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (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.
  • 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:\Gamerelated\steamXP\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 VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • 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:253.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005398927%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00022864%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031125%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:8,273,659
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:7.3 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16.91 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: Source?

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Or, you can uninstall Half-Life: Source 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: Source, 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: Source.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.44%
Windows 8 40.64%
Windows Vista 1.99%
Windows XP 0.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.08%
Windows 8.1 18.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.08%
Windows 7 Professional 9.85%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.62%
Windows 10 Home 5.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.97%
  United Kingdom 7.38%
  Canada 4.24%
  Germany 2.96%
  France 2.67%
  Australia 2.50%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Brazil 1.05%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  Spain 0.99%
  Norway 0.93%
  Finland 0.64%
  Ireland 0.64%
  Italy 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.19%
Dell 18.37%
ASUS 13.93%
Acer 10.96%
Alienware 6.52%
Toshiba 5.33%
Lenovo 4.44%
MSI 2.81%
Samsung 2.67%
Intel 1.63%
Medion 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.19%
MSI MS-7821 2.94%
Alienware Alienware 17 2.45%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.45%
Dell XPS 8500 2.45%

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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