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Midnight Club II

What is Midnight Club II?  (from Rockstar Games)

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Overview

Midnight Club II is a program developed by Rockstar Games. 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 38 files and is usually about 1.5 GB (1,607,301,848 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 62% of users of Midnight Club II come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rockstargames.com/midnightclub2
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Midnight Club 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/12160
Estimated size: 1.5 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Midnight Club II

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • mc2.exe
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • testapp.exe
  • video.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • 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 '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • steamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:194
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Steam.exe
Memory:231.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0002670589%
Kernel CPU:0.00021297%
User CPU:0.00005409%
CPU cycles/sec:59,068,153
Switches/sec:1,030
I/O reads/min:7.28 MB
I/O writes/min:7.94 MB
steamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Midnight Club II?

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Or, you can uninstall Midnight Club II 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 Midnight Club II, 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 Midnight Club II.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win 7 4%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.27%
Windows 8 13.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.82%
Windows 7 Professional 13.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.73%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 3.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.92%
Windows 10 Pro 1.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.32%
  United Kingdom 10.14%
  Canada 5.80%
  France 4.35%
  Australia 2.90%
  Germany 2.90%
  Italy 2.90%
  DK 1.45%
  Spain 1.45%
  Finland 1.45%
  India 1.45%
  New Zealand 1.45%
  Sweden 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.25%
Dell 18.75%
Acer 18.75%
GIGABYTE 9.38%
Toshiba 3.13%
Sony 3.13%
Samsung 3.13%
MSI 3.13%
Alienware 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
ASUS 3.13%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 5.26%
VelocityMicro VelocityMic... 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.63%
Dell Studio 1557 2.63%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.63%
BIOSTAR Group TA880GB+ 2.63%

About Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is a video game developer/publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive and is mostly known for Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead, series and the use of open world, free roaming settings in their games.
Publisher URL: www.rockstargames.com

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