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Should I remove Pinball Arcade?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,758
United States Rank #7,503
Reach 0.0438%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.67 days
344.19 days >
Average installed length: 180.85 days

Pinball Arcade

Overview

Pinball Arcade is a program developed by FarSight Studios. 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 PBAConfig.exe. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 629.69 MB (660,279,853 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 56% of users of Pinball Arcade come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pinballarcade.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PinballArcade
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/238260
Estimated size: 629.69 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pinball Arcade

Program executable:PBAConfig.exe
Name:PBAConfig
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PinballArcade\PBAConfig.exe
MD5:9977dd8277f75dd101d9b5797871b428
Additional files:
  • PBAConfig.exe - PBAConfig
  • PinballArcade.exe
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.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)
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • sdl.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • TPA - v1.22.7 to v1.23.7.exe - Visual Patch Runtime (Patch Application)
  • TPA - v1.23.7 to v1.24.8.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 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).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • PinballArcade.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{45BEC8AB-6E3D-4FE6-9A50-16BBF1B7A02A}' (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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • PinballArcade.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\PinballArcade\PinballArcade.exe'.
  • PBAConfig.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\PinballArcade\PBAConfig.exe'.
  • steamTmp.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).
  • 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: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
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 Pinball Arcade?

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Or, you can uninstall Pinball Arcade 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 Pinball Arcade, 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 Pinball Arcade.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 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 57.17%
Windows 8 40.07%
Windows Vista 1.63%
Windows XP 0.98%
Windows Server 2003 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.16%
Windows 8.1 18.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.93%
Windows 7 Professional 9.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.28%
  United Kingdom 7.59%
  Germany 5.89%
  France 5.37%
  Canada 4.32%
  Australia 2.23%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  Finland 1.31%
  Sweden 1.31%
  DK 1.18%
  Spain 0.92%
  Norway 0.92%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Brazil 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 19.87%
Hewlett-Packard 18.54%
Acer 17.22%
ASUS 10.60%
GIGABYTE 10.26%
Toshiba 6.95%
Lenovo 4.30%
Samsung 3.97%
Alienware 3.64%
MSI 2.98%
Medion 0.99%
Gateway 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.94%
MSI MS-7821 3.65%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.13%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.60%
Dell XPS 8300 2.08%

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