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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #9,941
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Subnautica is a program developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment. 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 51 files and is usually about 6.07 MB (6,369,067 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 67% of users of Subnautica come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: unknownworlds.com/subnautica
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Subnautica
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/264710
Estimated size: 6.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Subnautica

  • Subnautica.exe
  • Subnautica_DirectToRift.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)
  • fmod.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Sound System)
  • fmodstudio.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Studio Runtime
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • msvcp120.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SimplifyMesh.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api64.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • SteamworksManaged.dll (by Ludosity AB) - Steamworks for Unity (ManagedSteam)
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • Subnautica32.exe
  • SubnauticaMonitor.exe - Subnautica Monitor
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • UnityUWE.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF23C75C-14EB-43D8-9061-00CB24BD063F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3420527040-1261894735-2970360055-1001.
Startup File (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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Subnautica?

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

Win 8 69%
Win 7 1%
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 8 68.58%
Windows 7 31.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 27.80%
Windows 8.1 18.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.97%
Windows 10 Pro 13.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.12%
Windows 7 Professional 6.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  United Kingdom 6.67%
  Canada 4.44%
  Germany 3.21%
  France 2.72%
  Australia 2.22%
  Norway 1.73%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Austria 0.99%
  DK 0.99%
  Russia 0.99%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Italy 0.74%
  New Zealand 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.87%
Hewlett-Packard 20.65%
ASUS 18.71%
Acer 11.61%
Alienware 5.81%
Lenovo 5.16%
MSI 4.52%
Intel 1.29%
Toshiba 1.29%
Apple 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.12%
Dell Inspiron 560 10.47%
Dell XPS 8700 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.33%
MSI MS-7917 2.33%


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