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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,505
United States Rank #6,233
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.95 days
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Average installed length: 169.80 days

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Surgeon Simulator


Surgeon Simulator is a software program developed by Bossa Studios. 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 primary executable is named ss2013.exe. The setup package generally installs about 67 files and is usually about 850.63 MB (891,950,683 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 66% of users of Surgeon Simulator come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.surgeonsim.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Surgeon Simulator 2013
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/233720
Estimated size: 850.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Surgeon Simulator

Program executable:ss2013.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Surgeon Simulator 2013\ss2013.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • ss2013_DirectToRift.exe
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • BalancerSDK.dll (by Atangeo) - Balancer SDK (Balancer SDK [32 bit] (licensed to Brett Bibby, Jean Tan))
  • Boo.Lang.dll - boo - an extensible programming language for the CLI
  • ConvexDecompositionDll.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CruncherPlugin.dll
  • CruncherScripts.dll - Cruncher (Cruncher Plugin)
  • 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
  • HOTween.dll (by Holoville) - HOTween
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • mono.dll
  • Mono.Security.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO CLI
  • mscorlib.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO Common language infrastructure
  • OculusPlugin.dll
  • OculusPlugin_Debug.dll
  • P31RestKit.dll - P31RestKit
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • sixense.dll (by Sixense Entertainment, Inc) - Sixense Core API
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • System.Core.dll
  • System.dll
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • UnityEngine.dll
  • UnityScript.Lang.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll

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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • ss2013.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Surgeon Simulator 2013\ss2013.exe'.

How do I remove Surgeon Simulator?

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

Win 8 66%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 65.52%
Windows 7 33.85%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 29.69%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.38%
Windows 10 Home 16.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.51%
  United Kingdom 9.55%
  Canada 4.83%
  Australia 2.47%
  Germany 2.36%
  DK 1.57%
  France 1.24%
  Norway 1.24%
  Sweden 0.90%
  Brazil 0.79%
  Spain 0.79%
  Netherlands 0.79%
  Belgium 0.67%
  New Zealand 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.02%
Acer 14.04%
Dell 12.87%
ASUS 12.57%
Lenovo 8.77%
Alienware 5.56%
MSI 4.09%
Samsung 2.92%
Toshiba 2.63%
Intel 1.17%
Medion 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.54%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 3.58%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.87%
MSI MS-7693 2.51%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 2.15%
Alienware Alienware 14 1.79%


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