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5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,666
United States Rank #3,927
Reach 0.1297%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.57 days
901.90 days >
Average installed length: 473.88 days

Spec Ops: The Line

What is Spec Ops: The Line?

Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person shooter video game developed by Yager Development and published by 2K Games. Spec Ops: The Line is a third-person shooter with emphasis on cover and elements of squad-based tactics. Various new weapons and equipment become available as play progresses, some dropped by downed enemies. These include several different rifles, handguns, and machine guns, some with alternate firing modes, like attaching a suppressor or using a telescopic sight; as well as grenade launchers and hand grenades. Single-player squad commands include focusing fire on a particular target and ordering medical attention for an injured squad member.


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 vcredist_x86_2005sp1.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 7.06 MB (7,404,741 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: specopstheline.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\SpecOps_TheLine
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/50300
Estimated size: 7.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Spec Ops: The Line

Program executable:vcredist_x86_2005sp1.exe
Name:Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\SpecOps_TheLine\vcredist_x86_2005sp1.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • 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)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (Microsoft DirectX Setup)
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • oku.exe (by OyunCeviri.com) - Spec Ops - The Line Türkçe Yama (Kurulum Bilgileri)
  • Spec Ops - The Line Türkçe Yama Kaldır.exe (by OyunCeviri.com) - Spec Ops - The Line TR v1.00
  • SpecOpsTheLine.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - Spec Ops: The Line
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:193.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003719708%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00019207%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00017990%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40,073,671
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:692.26 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:904.87 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Spec Ops: The Line?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.47%
Windows 8 36.37%
Windows Vista 0.66%
Windows XP 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.05%
Windows 8.1 14.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.61%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.27%
Windows 10 Home 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.65%
  Germany 9.74%
  United Kingdom 8.58%
  Canada 4.60%
  France 4.47%
  Australia 3.62%
  DK 1.74%
  Sweden 1.61%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Brazil 1.21%
  Finland 1.12%
  Norway 1.03%
  Belgium 0.98%
  Spain 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.20%
Hewlett-Packard 15.34%
Acer 14.18%
Dell 11.73%
Alienware 6.31%
Lenovo 5.80%
MSI 3.48%
Toshiba 3.48%
Intel 2.19%
Samsung 1.80%
Medion 1.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.67%
MSI MS-7821 4.10%
MSI MS-7693 2.99%
MSI MS-7758 2.43%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.24%
Alienware Alienware X51 1.87%


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