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Should I remove SteelSeries Engine?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,128
United States Rank #3,537
Reach 0.2143%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.75 days
287.50 days >
Average installed length: 151.06 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.9.2015.1 0.77%
2.9.2014.1 9.18%
2.8.450.22786 16.24%
2.8.445.23476 7.55%
2.8.427.1242 3.69%
2.8.419.40251 1.30%
2.8.417.28061 7.89%
2.8.171.34768 22.20%
2.8.59.30483 9.95%
2.8.18.29995 3.39%
2.7.3255.29882 0.67%
2.7.3047.30645 5.89%
2.7.3015.39163 0.20%
2.6.2760.35361 4.09%
2.6.2591.39524 1.40%
2.5.2449.32527 0.13%
2.5.2368.34754 0.13%
2.5.2339.34732 0.30%
2.4.1606.30934 0.40%
2.4.1605.30056 0.37%
2.4.1600.33740 0.90%
2.3.1382.22251 0.40%
2.3.1257.41368 0.37%
2.2.927.31327 0.90%
2.1.746.29188 0.57%
2.1.745.30961 0.33%
2.1.744.36699 0.47%
2.1.728.771 0.07%
2.1.588.40015 0.03%
2.0.458.4394 0.03%
1.0 0.20%

SteelSeries Engine

What is SteelSeries Engine?  (from SteelSeries)

SteelSeries Engine brings you a single user interface that will allow you to control your mouse and keyboard from one easy-to-navigate location. From driver updates to quick setting changes, the SteelSeries Engine becomes a users one-stop-shop for your complete desktop peripheral management. The SteelSeries Engine mak...  Read more

Overview

SteelSeries Engine is a program developed by SteelSeries. The most used version is 2.8.171.34768, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is steelseriesengine.exe. The software installer includes 34 files and is usually about 39.44 MB (41,353,311 bytes). SteelSeriesClientDBUpdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 39% of users of SteelSeries Engine come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: steelseries.com/g/steelseries-engine
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steelseries\steelseries engine
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\SteelSeries\SteelSeries Engine\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 39.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SteelSeries Engine

Program executable:steelseriesengine.exe
Name:SteelSeries Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\steelseries\steelseries engine\steelseriesengine.exe
MD5:9f1d1eed4f0f1e0f8b887c3836d5af2b
Additional files:
  • SSEFix.exe - SteelSeries Engine (Fixing Tool HW:1.02 SW:1.15 X2:251 DI:105 KA:110 KI:96 H3D:110 RAW:105 MLG:515 FB:112 WOW:86 GW2:101 MO5:118 MO5B:115 DOTA:101 CSGO:101 Z11:110 Z15:029 GW2K:102 WOT:100 KNV2:114 DR:2.4.3.2)
  • Interop.BSteelLinkLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'BSteelLinkLib'.
  • SteelSeriesClientDBUpdater.exe - SteelSeriesEngineUpdate
  • CustomWPFColorPicker.dll - CustomWPFColorPicker
  • DriverCommunication.dll - DriverCommunication
  • HtmlAgilityPack.dll (by Simon Mourier) - Html Agility Pack (Html Agility Pack - Release)
  • WoWWirelessPlugin.dll - WoWWirelessPlugin
  • DOTA2MousePlugin.dll - DOTA2MousePlugin
  • CSGOMousePlugin.dll - CSGOMousePlugin
  • D3HeadsetPlugin.dll (by Protolog Systems) - D3HeadsetPlugin
  • MLGSenseiPlugin.dll - MLGSenseiPlugin
  • CODMousePlugin.dll - CODMousePlugin
  • GW2MousePlugin.dll - GW2MousePlugin
  • PluginAbstract.dll (by Protolog Systems) - PluginAbstract
  • SSEngineWinGui.dll - SSEngineWinGui
  • D3MousePlugin.dll - D3MousePlugin
  • KKMousePlugin.dll - KKMousePlugin
  • WoWGoldPlugin.dll - WoWGoldPlugin
  • Localization.dll - Localization
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • MousePlugin.dll - MousePlugin
  • SSEngineLib.dll - SSEngineLib
  • VoicePlugin.dll - VoicePlugin
  • SRawPlugin.dll - SRawPlugin
  • SSEWebClnt.dll (by Protolog) - SSEWebClnt
  • ISSPlugin.dll - ISSPlugin
  • DBUtils.dll - DBUtils
  • uninst.exe
  • Utilities.dll - Utilities

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SteelSeriesEngine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF44DC5F-93E2-438A-A4CE-8B497B872C34}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • SteelSeriesEngine.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named SteelSeries Engine.
Startup File (User Run)
  • SteelSeriesEngine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'SteelSeries Engine' and executes as C:\Program Files\SteelSeries\SteelSeries Engine\SteelSeriesEngine.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SteelSeriesEngine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SteelSeries Engine' which loads as C:\Program Files\SteelSeries\SteelSeries Engine\SteelSeriesEngine.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SteelSeriesEngine.exe
Memory:142.34 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000399353%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001019%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002974%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:114
70 average

How do I remove SteelSeries Engine?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 48%
Win 8.1 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.88%
Windows 8 48.12%
Windows XP 0.50%
Windows Vista 0.47%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.12%
Windows 8.1 25.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.79%
Windows 7 Professional 7.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.43%
Windows 10 Home 5.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.34%
  Canada 7.31%
  France 7.05%
  Sweden 5.08%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Germany 3.64%
  DK 2.97%
  Australia 2.38%
  Norway 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.76%
  Finland 1.62%
  Belgium 1.50%
  Spain 1.20%
  Poland 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 46.30%
ASUS 12.06%
Acer 9.19%
GIGABYTE 8.98%
Hewlett-Packard 8.92%
Dell 5.46%
Alienware 3.19%
Lenovo 2.76%
Samsung 1.46%
Toshiba 0.87%
Intel 0.59%
Apple 0.22%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 9.19%
ASUS All Series 6.20%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 5.60%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE60... 5.38%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GS60... 4.48%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 4.11%

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