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Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

Overview

Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders is a program developed by Raven 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. 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 software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 18.96 MB (19,875,759 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 68% of users of Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.idsoftware.com/games/vintage/heretic
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Heretic Shadow of the Serpent Riders
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/2390
Estimated size: 18.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.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)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
Startup File (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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders?

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Or, you can uninstall Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders 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 Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders, 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 Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.24%
Windows 8 24.84%
Windows Vista 2.61%
Windows XP 1.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.74%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 8.1 6.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.92%
Windows 10 Home 3.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.29%
  United Kingdom 5.37%
  Canada 3.90%
  France 2.93%
  Netherlands 2.93%
  Finland 2.44%
  Australia 2.44%
  Brazil 1.95%
  Russia 1.46%
  DK 1.46%
  Spain 0.98%
  Italy 0.98%
  Belgium 0.49%
  Norway 0.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.52%
Hewlett-Packard 20.25%
GIGABYTE 17.72%
Dell 10.13%
Acer 8.86%
Alienware 6.33%
Samsung 3.80%
American Megatrends 3.80%
Lenovo 2.53%
MSI 2.53%
Toshiba 2.53%
Common models
ASUSTeK G75VW 4.21%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
ASUS All Series 3.16%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.11%
MSI MS-7681 2.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.11%

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