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Should I remove Planet Explorers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,950
United States Rank #9,230
Reach 0.0276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.71 days
286.31 days >
Average installed length: 150.43 days

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Planet Explorers

Overview

Planet Explorers is a program developed by Pathea 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 software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 483.01 MB (506,473,210 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 60% of users of Planet Explorers come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: planetexplorers.pathea.net
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Planet Explorers
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/237870
Estimated size: 483.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Planet Explorers

  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • steam_api64.dll (by Valve)
  • PE_Client.exe
  • PE_Launcher.exe
  • VEditor.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll - TreeSharp
  • Assembly-UnityScript.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • 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)
  • dxgi.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • LibraryBuild.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Planet Explorers?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.01%
Windows 8 45.22%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.02%
Windows 8.1 24.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.28%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.51%
Windows 10 Home 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.00%
  United Kingdom 5.69%
  Canada 5.29%
  Australia 4.71%
  Germany 3.53%
  France 3.33%
  Sweden 1.76%
  DK 1.57%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Norway 1.18%
  Austria 0.78%
  Switzerland 0.78%
  New Zealand 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.72%
GIGABYTE 14.65%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
Acer 12.63%
Alienware 12.63%
Dell 8.59%
Lenovo 6.06%
MSI 6.06%
Toshiba 2.02%
Medion 1.01%
American Megatrends 1.01%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.05%
LENOVO 20217 2.91%
MSI MS-7821 2.91%
Alienware Alienware 17 2.33%
Alienware Alienware 14 2.33%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.33%

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