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Should I remove Portal 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #723
United States Rank #565
Reach 1.0941%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.24 days
420.00 days >
Average installed length: 220.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.0.1 0.02%
1.24 0.01%
1.01 0.01%
1.0.0.0 0.01%
1.0 0.03%

Typically installed together

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Portal 2

What is Portal 2?

Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. The retail versions of the game are distributed by Electronic Arts, while digital distribution of the Windows and OS X versions is handled by Valve's content delivery service, Steam. Portal 2 mainly comprises a series of puzzles that must be solved by teleporting the player's character and simple objects using the "portal gun", a device that can create inter-spatial portals between two flat planes. The game's modified physics engine allows momentum to be retained through these portals, which must be used creatively to negotiate the game's challenges. Portal 2 is a first-person perspective puzzle game. Players take the role of Chell in the single-player campaign, as one of two robots—Atlas and P-Body—in the cooperative campaign, or as a simplistic humanoid icon in community-developed puzzles.

Overview

The most used version is 2.0.0.1, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 portal2.exe. The software installer includes 149 files and is usually about 4.61 MB (4,838,462 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thinkwithportals.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\portal 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/620
Estimated size: 4.61 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Portal 2

Program executable:portal2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal 2\portal2.exe
MD5:5728c0571c07a995ee512a82d515db54
Additional files:
  • steam_api64.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - Steam (vstdlib_ s.dll)
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • studiorender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • Uninstal.exe
  • adminserver.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • engine.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • filesystemopendialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • localize.dll
  • materialsystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • serverbrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • soundemittersystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • unitlib.dll
  • valve_avi.dll
  • vaudio_miles.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • vguimatsurface.dll
  • vphysics.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • SteamTmp.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (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).
  • portal2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2533617-C719-489D-910A-510F8B568781}' (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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • portal2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Julian\steam\steamapps\common\portal 2\portal2.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).
  • steam.exe connects to unknown.hwng.net (209.197.29.197 port 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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

How do I remove Portal 2?

Quickly and completely remove Portal 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Portal 2 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 Portal 2, 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 Portal 2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.73%
Windows 8 37.65%
Windows Vista 1.07%
Windows XP 0.51%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.34%
Windows 8.1 16.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.34%
Windows 7 Professional 9.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.80%
Windows 10 Home 4.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.09% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.09%
  United Kingdom 7.04%
  Canada 4.81%
  Germany 4.14%
  France 3.83%
  Australia 2.83%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Brazil 1.43%
  Norway 1.22%
  DK 1.19%
  Finland 0.96%
  Italy 0.78%
  Spain 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.25%
ASUS 16.50%
Dell 14.83%
Acer 14.04%
GIGABYTE 11.01%
Lenovo 6.51%
Toshiba 4.66%
Alienware 4.10%
Samsung 2.64%
MSI 2.62%
Intel 0.84%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.72%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.15%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.57%
MSI MS-7821 2.50%
LENOVO 20217 1.97%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com

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