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Source SDK Base

Overview

Source SDK Base is a software program developed by Valve. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 63 files and is usually about 55.87 MB (58,582,566 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Source SDK Base come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.valvesoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\mws1800\source sdk base
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/215
Estimated size: 55.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Source SDK Base

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\mws1800\source sdk base\hl2.exe
MD5:7c271bbd974c760f516f1c9f9b61e0f2
Additional files:
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • client.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dmserializers.dll
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • friendsui.dll - Steam
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • GameUI.dll
  • haptics.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • parsifal.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • server.dll
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • SoundEmitterSystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx6.dll
  • stdshader_dx7.dll
  • stdshader_dx8.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steam.exe
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • StudioRender.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • 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])
  • unicode.dll
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • unitlib.dll
  • valve_avi.dll
  • vaudio_miles.dll
  • vaudio_speex.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • vguimatsurface.dll
  • vphysics.dll
  • vstdlib.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7A6F2F2-CCC9-48F1-AF3F-54FDCB0EE4BB}' (runs on registration).
  • steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E6D450D-7C08-4DF7-9EAC-AB4C84D93368}' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'W:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Source SDK Base\hl2.exe'.
  • steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.26.35.154 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

steam.exe
Memory:253.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.3797347844%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.17239688%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.20733791%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:320,631,158
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1,169
70 average
I/O reads/min:26.76 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.33 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Source SDK Base?

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Or, you can uninstall Source SDK Base 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 Source SDK Base, 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 Source SDK Base.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 37%
Win 7 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 43.33%
Windows 7 33.33%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 8 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 35.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.00%
Windows Vista Business 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.69%
  Germany 8.97%
  United Kingdom 8.97%
  France 6.41%
  Canada 3.85%
  Australia 2.56%
  Israel 2.56%
  Japan 2.56%
  Slovenia 2.56%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Finland 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.55%
GIGABYTE 18.18%
Acer 15.91%
Dell 11.36%
American Megatrends 11.36%
Intel 4.55%
Toshiba 2.27%
Sony 2.27%
MSI 2.27%
Gateway 2.27%
Common models
GBT NVDAACPI 4.44%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 4.44%
HP HDX16 Notebook PC 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite P105 2.22%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 2.22%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com

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