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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,608
United States Rank #11,189
Reach 0.0224%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 64.44 days
409.57 days >
Average installed length: 215.20 days

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Painkiller: Black Edition


Painkiller: Black Edition is a program developed by People Can Fly. 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 49 files and is usually about 167.82 MB (175,967,633 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 57% of users of Painkiller: Black Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.painkillergame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Painkiller Black Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/39530
Estimated size: 167.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Painkiller: Black Edition

  • PainEditor.exe - Painkiller
  • Painkiller.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • ArcadeInstallPAINKILLER14c.EXE
  • ase2mpk.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • 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)
  • D3Dev.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxsetup.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • Engine.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • Painkiller fix version 2.exe
  • 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
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 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 '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Painkiller.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A97A7866-DC1C-4628-BABE-C45EC30D9ED8}' (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 ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

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
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

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Or, you can uninstall Painkiller: Black Edition 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 Painkiller: Black Edition, 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 Painkiller: Black Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.44%
Windows 8 32.38%
Windows Vista 2.54%
Windows XP 0.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.65%
Windows 8.1 13.06%
Windows 7 Professional 11.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.01%
Windows 10 Home 3.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.85%
  France 6.46%
  United Kingdom 6.20%
  Germany 5.17%
  Canada 4.13%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Australia 2.07%
  Belgium 1.29%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Finland 1.03%
  Ireland 1.03%
  Italy 1.03%
  DK 0.78%
  Spain 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.38%
Dell 17.53%
ASUS 12.99%
Acer 7.79%
Lenovo 6.49%
Alienware 5.19%
MSI 3.25%
Samsung 2.60%
Toshiba 2.60%
Intel 1.30%
Medion 1.30%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.88%
Dell XPS 8300 4.41%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.94%
Alienware Aurora 2.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.21%
MSI MS-7681 2.21%


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