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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,225
United States Rank #15,636
Reach 0.0091%



Screencheat is a program developed by Samurai Punk. 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 main program executable is screencheat.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 422.2 MB (442,709,043 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Screencheat come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: community.surpriseattackgames.com/screencheat
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Screencheat
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/301970
Estimated size: 422.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Screencheat

Program executable:screencheat.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Screencheat\screencheat.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll
  • 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
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • 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
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • 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

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CDAE89DA-20B6-412F-9B2C-DFFE59F35589}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-4238480767-3334258986-3977737001-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Screencheat?

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

Win 8 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 59.69%
Windows 7 38.76%
Windows Vista 1.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.75%
Windows 8.1 18.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.72%
Windows 10 Pro 7.81%
Windows 7 Professional 7.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.10%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  Australia 4.52%
  Canada 4.52%
  Germany 3.39%
  Finland 2.26%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Italy 1.69%
  Belgium 1.13%
  Japan 1.13%
  Brazil 0.56%
  Thailand 0.56%
  Norway 0.56%
  Sweden 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.81%
ASUS 19.05%
Acer 19.05%
Dell 15.87%
Lenovo 14.29%
Alienware 1.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.84%
LENOVO 20378 3.92%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.94%
Dell XPS 8300 1.96%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.96%
MSI MS-7751 1.96%


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