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Scratches: Director's Cut


Scratches: Director's Cut is a software program developed by Nucleosys. 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 scream.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 972.5 MB (1,019,735,528 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 68% of users of Scratches: Director's Cut come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.meridian4.com/games/scratches
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\scratches
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/46460
Estimated size: 972.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Scratches: Director's Cut

Program executable:scream.exe
SCream engine
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\scratches\scream.exe
Additional files:
  • OpenAL32.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
Startup File (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.
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'.
  • scream.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Scratches\scream.exe'.

How do I remove Scratches: Director's Cut?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.66%
Windows 8 31.31%
Windows Vista 2.02%
Windows XP 1.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.24%
Windows 8.1 10.20%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows 8 6.12%
Windows 10 Home 5.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.65%
  Canada 5.15%
  United Kingdom 5.15%
  France 4.41%
  Germany 3.68%
  Norway 1.47%
  Sweden 1.47%
  Australia 0.74%
  Belgium 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.74%
  Czech Republic 0.74%
  Spain 0.74%
  Finland 0.74%
  FO 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.59%
ASUS 18.03%
Acer 13.11%
Dell 9.84%
Alienware 6.56%
Lenovo 4.92%
MSI 4.92%
American Megatrends 4.92%
Medion 1.64%
Intel 1.64%
Apple 1.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.48%
MSI MS-7640 2.99%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.99%
Hewlett-Packard 700-010 2.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 1.49%
TOSHIBA Satellite C75D-B 1.49%


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