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MacGuffin's Curse

Overview

MacGuffin's Curse is a software program developed by Brawsome. 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 primary executable is named macguffin.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files. 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 53% of users of MacGuffin's Curse come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.macguffinscurse.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\MacGuffin
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/58230

Program filesFiles installed by MacGuffin's Curse

Program executable:macguffin.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\MacGuffin\macguffin.exe
MD5:4383a06724fdd2d54426fbe662544196
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • macguffin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\MacGuffin\macguffin.exe'.

How do I remove MacGuffin's Curse?

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Or, you can uninstall MacGuffin's Curse 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 MacGuffin's Curse, 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 MacGuffin's Curse.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 7%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 8 33.33%
Windows XP 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.33%
Windows 7 Professional 13.33%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.67%
Windows 8 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.63%
  United Kingdom 10.53%
  France 5.26%
  Mexico 5.26%
  Poland 5.26%
  Australia 2.63%
  Canada 2.63%
  Spain 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.63%
  PR 2.63%
  Russia 2.63%
  Turkey 2.63%
  South Africa 2.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.53%
GIGABYTE 11.76%
Dell 11.76%
Medion 11.76%
Hewlett-Packard 11.76%
Sony 5.88%
Samsung 5.88%
MSI 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
ASUS 5.88%
Common models
MSI MS-7640 11.76%
Sony SVT13124CXS 5.88%
Samsung 350V5C/351V5C/354... 5.88%
Packard Bell EasyNote TS1... 5.88%
MSI MS-7758 5.88%
MSI MS-7636 5.88%

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