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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,930
United States Rank #8,349
Reach 0.0366%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.78 days
642.44 days >
Average installed length: 337.56 days

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Ricochet

Overview

Ricochet 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 primary executable is named hl.exe. The setup package generally installs about 71 files and is usually about 12.45 MB (13,054,588 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 56% of users of Ricochet come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steampowered.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\harrihuta\ricochet
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/60
Estimated size: 12.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ricochet

  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • hl.exe - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • vstdlib.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • Core.dll
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • hw.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • sw.dll
  • swds.dll
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • chromehtml.dll
  • 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)
  • dbg.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • devil.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • id3lib.dll (by http://www.id3lib.org/) - ID3lib Dynamic Link Library
  • ikpFlac.dll
  • ikpMP3.dll (by ambiera) - ikpMP3 Dynamic Link Library
  • irrKlang.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libswscale-2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

5 Scheduled Tasks
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B9E38FA-7DA3-426A-B7F1-26A18C16F531}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CBE023F5-9D76-4358-A84B-A82A47A8BF8E}' (runs on registration).
  • hlds.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{424AB74C-911C-4999-BEE9-8A91BA9EA944}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • 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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Niku\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hltv.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hlds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hlds.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).
  • hl.exe connects to 72.3.184.153 (port 17475).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

hl.exe
Memory:329.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046639412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00169052%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00297342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,041,238,865
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:62,299
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.22 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.33 MB
105.02 KB average
Steam.exe
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
Switches/sec:374
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
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 Ricochet?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.75%
Windows 8 33.98%
Windows Vista 2.52%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.04%
Windows 8.1 12.48%
Windows 7 Professional 10.92%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.85%
Windows 10 Home 5.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.24%
  United Kingdom 5.70%
  Germany 5.24%
  France 5.08%
  Canada 4.31%
  Sweden 3.08%
  Norway 2.16%
  Australia 2.00%
  Brazil 1.69%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  DK 1.54%
  Spain 1.08%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Finland 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.10%
ASUS 15.81%
Acer 14.34%
Dell 13.97%
GIGABYTE 10.66%
Alienware 5.15%
Lenovo 3.31%
Samsung 3.31%
MSI 2.57%
Toshiba 2.57%
Intel 1.10%
Medion 1.10%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.33%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.37%
MSI MS-7693 2.37%
MSI MS-7850 2.37%

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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