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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,362
United States Rank #5,130
Reach 0.0689%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.63 days
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Average installed length: 56.28 days

Pixel Piracy


Pixel Piracy is a program developed by Vitali Kirpu. 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 PixelPiracy.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 231.95 MB (243,221,882 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 Pixel Piracy come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.piracysim.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Pixel Piracy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/264140
Estimated size: 231.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Pixel Piracy

Program executable:PixelPiracy.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Pixel Piracy\PixelPiracy.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • PixelPiracy.exe
  • Accessibility.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO Common language infrastructure
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • Boo.Lang.dll - boo - an extensible programming language for the CLI
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • CSteamworks.dll (by Riley Labrecque) - CSteamworks (A C ABI wrapper for Steamworks)
  • 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)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • Mono.Data.Tds.dll
  • mono.dll
  • Mono.Posix.dll
  • Mono.Security.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO CLI
  • Mono.WebBrowser.dll - Mono.WebBrowser
  • mscorlib.dll
  • Pathfinding.ClipperLib.dll - clipper_library
  • Pathfinding.Ionic.Zip.Reduced.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library (Reduced))
  • Pathfinding.JsonFx.dll (by http://jsonfx.net) - JsonFx.NET.Unity (JsonFx for A* Pathfinding Project)
  • Pathfinding.Poly2Tri.dll (by Poly2Tri Contributors) - Poly2Tri
  • 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
  • System.Configuration.dll
  • System.Core.dll
  • System.Data.dll
  • System.dll
  • System.Drawing.dll
  • System.EnterpriseServices.dll
  • System.Security.dll
  • System.Transactions.dll
  • System.Windows.Forms.dll
  • System.Xml.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA13DFE9-BC74-47B2-8E79-40E9BC726EBD}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (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.
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:\Non\games\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • PixelPiracy.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Pixel Piracy\PixelPiracy.exe'.

How do I remove Pixel Piracy?

Quickly and completely remove Pixel Piracy from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Pixel Piracy 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 Pixel Piracy, 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 Pixel Piracy.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.57%
Windows 8 42.09%
Windows Vista 1.09%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.59%
Windows 8.1 27.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.18%
Windows 7 Professional 8.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.09%
Windows 8 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.14%
  United Kingdom 6.07%
  Canada 4.89%
  Australia 4.44%
  France 3.80%
  Germany 2.36%
  DK 1.72%
  Finland 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%
  Norway 1.00%
  Spain 0.91%
  Italy 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.81%
ASUS 20.30%
Acer 12.10%
Dell 11.66%
Alienware 7.13%
Lenovo 6.91%
Toshiba 6.05%
MSI 3.67%
Samsung 3.02%
Intel 0.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.47%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.93%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 2.61%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.61%
MSI MS-7821 2.61%


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