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Should I remove S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl?

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 #7,506
United States Rank #5,521
Reach 0.0646%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.04 days
532.09 days >
Average installed length: 279.57 days

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Overview

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl is a program developed by GSC Game World. 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 52 files and is usually about 2.06 MB (2,163,800 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 60% of users of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gsc-game.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/4500
Estimated size: 2.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • 2009_10_10_Stalker_Complete_2009_v1.4.4_Setup.exe - Stalker Complete 2009 (Stalker Complete 2009 Setup)
  • avutil-51.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)
  • 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)
  • FirewallInstallHelper.dll
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • mfc71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • OGSE Configurator.exe
  • setup-bp.exe (by THQ)
  • Stalker Trainer 1.0005.exe
  • Stalker_Complete_2009_v1.4.4_Setup.exe - Stalker Complete 2009 v1.4.4 (Stalker Complete 2009 v1.4.4 Setup)
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • unins001.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • XR_3DA.exe
  • xrGameSpy.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 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).
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.
2 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'.
Network connections
  • 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

GameOverlayUI.exe
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
Switches/sec:194
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
User CPU:0.00009292%
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
Switches/sec:655
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
I/O writes/min:110.91 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

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  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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl, 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 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 68.39%
Windows 8 28.96%
Windows XP 1.32%
Windows Vista 1.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.15%
Windows 8.1 11.17%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.64%
Windows 10 Home 3.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.61%
  United Kingdom 9.39%
  France 5.12%
  Canada 4.70%
  Germany 2.73%
  Australia 2.65%
  Sweden 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.11%
  Finland 1.02%
  Norway 0.94%
  DK 0.94%
  Spain 0.85%
  Brazil 0.77%
  Belgium 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.90%
Hewlett-Packard 17.66%
Dell 16.47%
GIGABYTE 15.27%
Acer 11.22%
Lenovo 5.73%
Alienware 4.77%
MSI 3.82%
Toshiba 2.63%
Samsung 2.15%
Medion 1.43%
Intel 0.95%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.82%
Dell XPS 8300 3.68%
MSI MS-7751 3.68%
ASUSTeK G750JW 2.57%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.21%
Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3 2.21%

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