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Hexcells Plus


Hexcells Plus is a program developed by Matthew Brown. 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 main program executable is Hexcells Plus.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 66.02 MB (69,230,501 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 55% of users of Hexcells Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.matthewbrowngames.com/hexcellsplus.html
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Hexcells Plus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/271900
Estimated size: 66.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hexcells Plus

Program executable:Hexcells Plus.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Hexcells Plus\Hexcells Plus.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • Hexcells Plus.exe
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • 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 Hexcells Plus?

Quickly and completely remove Hexcells Plus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hexcells Plus 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 Hexcells Plus, 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 Hexcells Plus.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.70%
Windows 8 47.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.38%
Windows 8.1 20.27%
Windows 7 Professional 14.86%
Windows 10 Home 13.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.46%
Windows 10 Pro 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.74%
  United Kingdom 14.74%
  France 5.26%
  Germany 4.21%
  Australia 3.16%
  Canada 3.16%
  DK 2.11%
  Switzerland 1.05%
  Czech Republic 1.05%
  Spain 1.05%
  Finland 1.05%
  Hungary 1.05%
  Lebanon 1.05%
  Netherlands 1.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.91%
Lenovo 19.57%
ASUS 13.04%
Dell 10.87%
Hewlett-Packard 8.70%
Medion 4.35%
Sony 2.17%
MSI 2.17%
Intel 2.17%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.62%
Dell Inspiron 660s 3.45%
Gigabyte GA-MA785GT-UD3H 3.45%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 3.45%
LENOVO 20193 3.45%
LENOVO 20378 3.45%


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