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4% remove it96% keep it
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What is Q.U.B.E.?  (from Toxic Games)

Q.U.B.E: Director’s Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums – from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials. This time the mind bending gameplay will...  Read more


Q.U.B.E. is a program developed by Toxic 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 120 files and is usually about 550.18 KB (563,383 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 Q.U.B.E. come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qube-game.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/203730
Estimated size: 550.18 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Q.U.B.E.

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (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.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
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 Q.U.B.E.?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.03%
Windows 8 42.19%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.44%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.66%
Windows 8.1 20.31%
Windows 10 Home 9.38%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.35%
  United Kingdom 6.47%
  Canada 5.29%
  Germany 4.12%
  France 3.53%
  Australia 3.53%
  Netherlands 2.94%
  DK 1.76%
  Brazil 1.18%
  Norway 1.18%
  Russia 1.18%
  Slovakia 1.18%
  Poland 1.18%
  BY 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Acer 22.86%
ASUS 15.71%
Dell 11.43%
Alienware 8.57%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.49%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 2.33%
Alienware M14xR2 2.33%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.33%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775-11... 1.16%


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