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Styx: Master of Shadows


Styx: Master of Shadows is a software program developed by Cyanide Studio. 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 setup package generally installs about 92 files and is usually about 6.95 MB (7,289,678 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of Styx: Master of Shadows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.styx-thegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Styx
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/242640
Estimated size: 6.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Styx: Master of Shadows

  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Clothing_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Clothing_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingGPUCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_Common_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Common_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ApexFrameworkCHECKED_x64.dll
  • ApexFrameworkSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • binkw64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart64_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • cudart64_41_22.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart64_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.9)
  • cudart64_50_35.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 5.0.35 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 5.0.35)
  • d3d9.dll
  • 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)
  • dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup)
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (Microsoft DirectX-Setup)
  • EasyHook64.dll
  • fmod_event_net64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Net Event System)
  • fmod_event_netL64.dll (by Firelight Technologies)
  • fmod_event64.dll - FMOD Event System
  • fmod_eventL64.dll
  • fmodex64.dll - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • fmodexL64.dll
  • fsbanklibex64.dll - FMOD Sound Bank Library Ex
  • FxGraphLayout_x64.dll (by OC3 Entertainment) - FxGraphLayout
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GRB_1_x64.dll - GPU accelerated Rigid Body Dynamic Link Library
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libogg_64.dll
  • libresample_x64.dll (by Dominic Mazzoni) - libresample
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libvorbis_64.dll
  • libvorbisfile_64.dll
  • mcpp.exe
  • nvtt_64.dll - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B1C71E17-4B59-4D01-B9FF-42B195D35341}' (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 '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (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.
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:\Programmer\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Styx: Master of Shadows?

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Or, you can uninstall Styx: Master of Shadows 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 Styx: Master of Shadows, 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 Styx: Master of Shadows.

Win 8 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 50.61%
Windows 7 48.78%
Windows Vista 0.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.54%
Windows 8.1 18.40%
Windows 7 Professional 13.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro 10.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.76%
  United Kingdom 7.25%
  Germany 6.28%
  Canada 5.80%
  France 5.80%
  Sweden 3.38%
  Australia 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.42%
  Norway 2.42%
  New Zealand 1.93%
  Belgium 1.45%
  DK 1.45%
  Russia 1.45%
  Turkey 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
ASUS 15.71%
Acer 12.86%
Alienware 8.57%
Dell 7.14%
Lenovo 5.71%
MSI 4.29%
Intel 2.86%
Medion 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.39%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.68%
Alienware M17xR4 1.79%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.79%
LENOVO 20378 1.79%
MSI MS-7640 1.79%


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