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Penumbra: Black Plague

What is Penumbra: Black Plague?  (from Frictional Games)

Played from a first person perspective and powered by a 3D engine utilising cutting edge technology, Penumbra is a true advancement to the adventure genre. The unique physics system allows for true environmental interaction: The player can open drawers, pull levers, pick up objects and manipulate those objects in 3D sp...  Read more

Overview

Penumbra: Black Plague is a program developed by Frictional 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 main program executable is oalinst.exe. The software installer includes 33 files and is usually about 1.18 MB (1,241,044 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 68% of users of Penumbra: Black Plague come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.penumbrablackplague.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\penumbra black plague
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/22120
Estimated size: 1.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Penumbra: Black Plague

Program executable:oalinst.exe
Name:OpenAL Installer
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\penumbra black plague\oalinst.exe
MD5:75ca10b6d41ed18fc653461e63d247cf
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.7.41.160 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 208.78.164.14 (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:21.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015402%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Steam.exe
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
Switches/sec:374
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB

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  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 Penumbra: Black Plague, 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 Penumbra: Black Plague.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.59%
Windows 8 32.30%
Windows Vista 1.95%
Windows XP 1.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.96%
Windows 8.1 16.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.37%
Windows 7 Professional 10.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.49%
Windows 10 Home 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.61%
  United Kingdom 8.24%
  Germany 5.68%
  Canada 3.98%
  France 1.99%
  Finland 1.70%
  Australia 1.42%
  DK 0.85%
  Ireland 0.85%
  Italy 0.85%
  Norway 0.85%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Belgium 0.57%
  Spain 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.32%
ASUS 15.04%
Dell 13.53%
Acer 12.78%
GIGABYTE 11.28%
Alienware 9.77%
Lenovo 4.51%
MSI 3.01%
Intel 2.26%
Toshiba 1.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.17%
MSI MS-7673 2.38%
Alienware M17xR4 1.59%

Publisher URL: www.frictionalgames.com

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