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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,096
United States Rank #6,862
Reach 0.0419%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 187.99 days
879.62 days >
Average installed length: 462.17 days

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Shatter is a program developed by Sidhe. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 33 files and is usually about 191.05 MB (200,329,377 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 64% of users of Shatter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sidhe.co.nz
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Shatter
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/20820
Estimated size: 191.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shatter

  • ShatterLauncher.exe - Shatter Launcher (Shatter launcher application.)
  • sh.exe - Shatter
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgd3d9.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg D3D9 Runtime Library
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • Shatter.exe
  • ShatterSettingsEditor.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dx9_39.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8C4BC30-6941-40E3-B200-AECC6F56B8FF}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:8.92 MB
Total CPU:0.0004169355%
Kernel CPU:0.00031635%
User CPU:0.00010058%
CPU cycles/sec:216,352
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Shatter?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.78%
Windows 8 20.03%
Windows Vista 1.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.35%
Windows 7 Professional 13.61%
Windows 8.1 8.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.91%
Windows 8 2.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.10% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.10%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  France 5.64%
  Canada 4.87%
  Germany 3.08%
  Australia 2.05%
  Sweden 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Finland 1.15%
  DK 1.03%
  Brazil 0.90%
  Belgium 0.77%
  Spain 0.77%
  Ireland 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.25%
ASUS 19.94%
Dell 14.87%
Acer 11.71%
Lenovo 4.75%
MSI 3.48%
Alienware 2.85%
Toshiba 2.53%
Intel 2.22%
Samsung 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.22%
ASUS All Series 3.09%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.06%
Gateway DX4860 2.06%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.06%


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