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Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

What is Steel Storm: Burning Retribution?  (from Kot in Action Creative Artel)

Steel Storm is a top down arcade shooter with old school spirit. The game has score oriented competitive gameplay, and is designed for people who like fast paced action, hordes of smart enemies, destructible worlds and ground shaking explosions. The events take place in an alternative universe where you are a pilot o...  Read more


Steel Storm: Burning Retribution is a program developed by Kot in Action Creative Artel. 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 42 files and is usually about 932.53 MB (977,825,125 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 66% of users of Steel Storm: Burning Retribution come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steel-storm.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\steelstorm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/96200
Estimated size: 932.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Steel Storm: Burning Retribution

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 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
  • SDL.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • steelstorm.exe
  • steelstorm-dedicated.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (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:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015402%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB

How do I remove Steel Storm: Burning Retribution?

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Or, you can uninstall Steel Storm: Burning Retribution 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 Steel Storm: Burning Retribution, 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 Steel Storm: Burning Retribution.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 34%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.85%
Windows 8 34.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.41%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 8.1 8.54%
Windows 8 Pro 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.04%
  France 7.55%
  United Kingdom 5.66%
  Australia 3.77%
  Canada 3.77%
  Spain 1.89%
  Austria 0.94%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Germany 0.94%
  Japan 0.94%
  MA 0.94%
  Malaysia 0.94%
  Poland 0.94%
  Russia 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 15.56%
ASUS 15.56%
Acer 13.33%
Lenovo 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Samsung 6.67%
Toshiba 6.67%
Intel 2.22%
Alienware 2.22%
American Megatrends 2.22%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.77%
MSI MS-7752 4.26%
MSI MS-7693 4.26%
Dell Inspiron 620 4.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite P870 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 2.13%


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