77,019,263 programs installed

Should I remove Sonic Adventure 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,653
United States Rank #8,531
Reach 0.0260%

Other programs by SEGA

Sonic Adventure 2

Overview

Sonic Adventure 2 is a program developed by SEGA. 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 59 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 72% of users of Sonic Adventure 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sonicthehedgehog.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Sonic Adventure 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/213610

Program filesFiles installed by Sonic Adventure 2

  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • SA2ModManager.exe - SA2ModManager
  • Launcher.exe
  • sonic2app.exe
  • 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
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • 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)
  • dinput8.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • msvcr100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 10 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013
  • SA2ModLoader.dll
  • sonic2app_tnc.exe
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamMetricsSDK.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_1.dll
  • XInputTest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F96BEB71-177D-4572-BA6C-0AC94B3A69B7}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programmer\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Sonic Adventure 2\Launcher.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Sonic Adventure 2?

Quickly and completely remove Sonic Adventure™ 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sonic Adventure 2 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 Sonic Adventure™ 2, 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 Sonic Adventure 2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.21%
Windows 8 45.83%
Windows Vista 0.64%
Windows XP 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.30%
Windows 8.1 27.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.68%
Windows 7 Professional 7.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.12%
Windows 8 6.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.79%
  United Kingdom 9.32%
  Canada 3.73%
  France 2.80%
  Australia 2.33%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Germany 1.17%
  Sweden 0.93%
  Belgium 0.70%
  Spain 0.70%
  Finland 0.47%
  Norway 0.47%
  United Arab Emirates 0.23%
  Brazil 0.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.64%
ASUS 16.92%
Dell 13.33%
Acer 9.23%
GIGABYTE 8.21%
Alienware 6.67%
Lenovo 6.15%
Samsung 4.62%
Toshiba 4.62%
MSI 4.10%
American Megatrends 0.51%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.95%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.63%
ASUSTeK Q500A 1.97%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.97%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.97%

About SEGA

Sega is a video game software developer and an arcade software and hardware development company and the Consumer R&D Division focuses on development of game software for consoles, handhelds and mobiles.
Publisher URL: www.sega.com

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.