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Should I remove Portal 2 Publishing Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,644
United States Rank #3,183
Reach 0.1306%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.75 days
671.08 days >
Average installed length: 352.60 days

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Portal 2 Publishing Tool

What is Portal 2 Publishing Tool?

The Portal 2 Authoring Tools is designed for creating maps, viewing models and more.

Overview

Portal 2 Publishing Tool is a software program developed by Valve. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 7.52 MB (7,889,795 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 65% of users of Portal 2 Publishing Tool come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: steamcommunity.com/app/644
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\brandonstatz99\portal 2 publishing tool
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/644
Estimated size: 7.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Portal 2 Publishing Tool

  • 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
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.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
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • Steam.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • video.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • steamTmp.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • uninstall.exe
  • ava_us_steam_launcher_installer_20120719.exe
  • 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_s.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • sdl.dll
  • SmartSteam.dll - SmartSteam
  • SmartSteam.exe
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamNew.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C595049B-AAB0-4C64-8971-CFB8A1A5FDD3}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamNew.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5AD5BE3-8A53-416A-85DF-3F13BD2920A5}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
3 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.
  • SteamNew.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
  • SteamNew.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Gamerelated\steamXP\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 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net (212.187.192.162 port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to 68.142.91.36 (port 27017).
  • 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

Steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:655
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
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
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 Portal 2 Publishing Tool?

Quickly and completely remove Portal 2 Publishing Tool 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 Publishing Tool 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 Publishing Tool, 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 Publishing Tool.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.58%
Windows 8 31.52%
Windows Vista 1.52%
Windows XP 0.38%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.28%
Windows 8.1 17.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.66%
Windows 7 Professional 7.61%
Windows 8 4.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.68%
  United Kingdom 7.61%
  Canada 4.37%
  France 3.16%
  Australia 2.70%
  Germany 2.50%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Sweden 1.50%
  DK 1.08%
  Norway 1.04%
  Finland 1.00%
  Brazil 0.92%
  Spain 0.79%
  Italy 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.46%
Dell 17.90%
Acer 15.23%
ASUS 14.87%
GIGABYTE 8.73%
Toshiba 5.79%
Lenovo 5.61%
Alienware 4.10%
Samsung 3.29%
MSI 2.14%
Intel 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.75%
ASUS All Series 4.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.09%
Dell XPS 8500 3.02%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.02%
Dell XPS 8300 2.13%

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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