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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,883
United States Rank #21,980
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 2.26 days
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Average installed length: 35.05 days

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Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server


Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server 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. 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 left4dead.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 41.56 MB (43,582,880 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 50% of users of Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.l4d.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/510
Estimated size: 41.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server

Program executable:left4dead.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe
Additional files:
  • srcds.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • ihdl.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • rdmwin32.dll
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • TrackerNET.dll
  • TrackerUI.dll
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • uninstall.exe
  • vaudio_speex.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB902E28-48BC-4F76-A032-BEFAD3399D00}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' 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
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • left4dead.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server?

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Or, you can uninstall Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server 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 Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server, 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 Left 4 Dead Dedicated Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.21%
Windows 8 18.09%
Windows Vista 10.64%
Windows XP 1.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.34%
Windows 7 Professional 12.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.45%
Windows 8.1 4.26%
Windows 10 Home 3.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.43%
  Germany 4.35%
  Australia 3.48%
  Canada 3.48%
  France 3.48%
  Taiwan 3.48%
  Brazil 2.61%
  DK 2.61%
  United Kingdom 2.61%
  Netherlands 2.61%
  Hong Kong 1.74%
  Mexico 1.74%
  Malaysia 1.74%
  Peru 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 35.29%
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 13.73%
ASUS 7.84%
MSI 5.88%
Alienware 3.92%
Gateway 1.96%
American Megatrends 1.96%
Common models
Dell Dell DM061 2.90%
MSI MS-7798 2.90%
Sony VPCF13QFX 1.45%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 1.45%

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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