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2% remove it98% keep it
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Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II


Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II is a program developed by PVKII Team. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 hl2.exe. The software installer includes 85 files and is usually about 47.6 MB (49,912,840 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 59% of users of Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pvkii.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\spil\steam\steamapps\nsplayeransti\pirates, vikings, and knights ii
Uninstaller: "C:\Spil\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17570
Estimated size: 47.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\spil\steam\steamapps\nsplayeransti\pirates, vikings, and knights ii\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • AdminServer.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • client.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)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dx_proxy.dll
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • friendsui.dll - Steam
  • game_shader_dx9.dll
  • game_shader_generic_eshader_2007.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • GameUI.dll
  • haptics.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • lcd_pvk.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • mysql_wrapper.dll
  • parsifal.dll
  • rdmwin32.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • sdl.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL2.dll
  • server.dll
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • shadercompile_dll.dll
  • shadereditor_2007.dll
  • SoundEmitterSystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • srcds.exe
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx6.dll
  • stdshader_dx7.dll
  • stdshader_dx8.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{937A09D9-D007-41CC-89EA-5EF931BF50D0}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\hl2.exe'.
  • 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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II?

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Or, you can uninstall Pirates, Vikings, & Knights 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 Pirates, Vikings, & Knights 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 Pirates, Vikings, & Knights II.

Win 7 (SP1) 85%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? 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 88.89%
Windows 8 6.48%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Windows XP 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.42%
Windows 7 Professional 11.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.35%
Windows 8 2.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.80%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.70%
  DK 5.80%
  Sweden 5.07%
  Canada 4.35%
  United Kingdom 4.35%
  Australia 2.17%
  Finland 2.17%
  Norway 2.17%
  Belgium 1.45%
  Brazil 1.45%
  Germany 1.45%
  Austria 0.72%
  BG 0.72%
  BH 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 21.88%
Hewlett-Packard 21.88%
Acer 18.75%
Toshiba 7.81%
Lenovo 4.69%
Alienware 4.69%
American Megatrends 4.69%
ASUS 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Common models
Dell XPS 8300 4.94%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.47%
MSI MS-7673 2.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.47%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.23%


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