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Serious Sam: The Random Encounter


Serious Sam: The Random Encounter is a software program developed by Vlambeer. 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 sstre.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 85.55 MB (89,708,368 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 Serious Sam: The Random Encounter come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.serioussam.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam The Random Encounter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/201480
Estimated size: 85.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Serious Sam: The Random Encounter

Program executable:sstre.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam The Random Encounter\sstre.exe
Additional files:
  • xinput1_3.dll - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • 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'.
  • sstre.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam The Random Encounter\sstre.exe'.

How do I remove Serious Sam: The Random Encounter?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 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 55.35%
Windows 8 43.40%
Windows XP 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.72%
Windows 8.1 15.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.32%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 8 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.84%
  Canada 6.60%
  United Kingdom 5.58%
  Australia 5.08%
  Germany 5.08%
  Netherlands 3.05%
  France 1.52%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Belgium 1.02%
  Switzerland 1.02%
  Japan 1.02%
  Spain 1.02%
  DK 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.05%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
ASUS 10.71%
Dell 9.52%
Samsung 7.14%
MSI 4.76%
Alienware 4.76%
Intel 3.57%
Lenovo 3.57%
American Megatrends 3.57%
Apple 1.19%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 2.20%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.20%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3P 2.20%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.10%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 1.10%


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