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Star Swarm Benchmark

Overview

Star Swarm Benchmark is a program developed by Oxide Games. 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 34 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 58% of users of Star Swarm Benchmark come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oxidegames.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Video Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Swarm Benchmark
Uninstaller: "C:\Video Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/267130

Program filesFiles installed by Star Swarm Benchmark

  • SDActivate.exe (by Stardock) - Activate (Product Activation)
  • StarSwarm_D3D.exe
  • StarSwarm_Mantle.exe
  • StarSwarmLauncher.exe
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.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
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D47B546A-7E80-4658-A3C6-1BEE748C25B3}' (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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Star Swarm Benchmark?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 33%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8 4.17%
Windows 8 Enterprise 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.06%
  United Kingdom 12.90%
  South Africa 6.45%
  Canada 6.45%
  France 3.23%
  Australia 3.23%
  Sweden 3.23%
  Germany 3.23%
  DK 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 40.00%
Acer 26.67%
Lenovo 13.33%
Intel 6.67%
Dell 6.67%
Alienware 6.67%
Common models
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 12.50%
MSI MS-7850 6.25%
MSI MS-7522 6.25%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z585 6.25%
LENOVO 20193 6.25%
Gigabyte Z68P-DS3 6.25%

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