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Puzzle Agent

What is Puzzle Agent?  (from Telltale Games)

Created with indie comic artist Graham Annable's unique narrative and visual sensibilities, delivered with the distinctive Telltale storytelling style, Puzzle Agent is sure to challenge, thrill and engage in more ways than you can shake a cryptogram at! When White House inquiries to the Scoggins Eraser Co. are answere...  Read more


Puzzle Agent is a program developed by Telltale Games. 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 Grickle101.exe. The software installer includes 28 files and is usually about 250.75 MB (262,933,556 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 64% of users of Puzzle Agent come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.telltalegames.com/puzzleagent
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\puzzle agent
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/31270
Estimated size: 250.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Puzzle Agent

Program executable:Grickle101.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\puzzle agent\Grickle101.exe
Additional files:
  • Grickle101.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dinput8.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft DirectInput
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • 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
  • 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'.
  • Grickle101.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Puzzle Agent\Grickle101.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

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
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Puzzle Agent?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.57%
Windows 8 31.19%
Windows Vista 0.74%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.16%
Windows 7 Professional 12.44%
Windows 8.1 6.22%
Windows 10 Home 5.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.41%
  United Kingdom 7.93%
  France 6.77%
  Australia 2.90%
  Canada 2.90%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Norway 1.55%
  Germany 1.16%
  Czech Republic 0.97%
  Ireland 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.97%
  DK 0.77%
  Sweden 0.77%
  Belgium 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.69%
Dell 16.82%
ASUS 16.36%
Acer 14.95%
Samsung 4.67%
Lenovo 3.27%
Toshiba 3.27%
MSI 2.80%
Alienware 1.40%
Medion 0.93%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 4.38%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.65%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.92%
Dell XPS 8300 2.19%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.19%

About (from Telltale Games)

Telltale Games is an award-winning independent developer and publisher founded by games industry veterans.
Publisher URL: www.telltalegames.com


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