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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,346
United States Rank #4,224
Reach 0.0824%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.01 days
324.90 days >
Average installed length: 170.71 days

System Shock 2


System Shock 2 is a program developed by Irrational Games. 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 main program executable is Shock2.exe. The software installer includes 49 files and is usually about 531.3 MB (557,109,491 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 67% of users of System Shock 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nightdivestudios.com/games/system-shock-2/?utm_source=steampowered.com&utm_medium=product&utm_campaign=website%20-%20system%20shock%202
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\SS2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/238210
Estimated size: 531.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by System Shock 2

Program executable:Shock2.exe
Name:System Shock 2
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\SS2\Shock2.exe
Additional files:
  • ir41_32.dll (by Intel) - Intel Indeo(R) Video Interactive 32-bit Driver
  • ir50_32.dll (by Intel) - Intel Indeo® video 5.10
  • Shock2.exe (by Looking Glass Studios) - System Shock 2
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • SS2Tool_v5.0.exe (by Systemshock.org) - SS2Tool
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • drvmgt.dll
  • ffmpeg.dll
  • fmsel.dll
  • goggame.dll
  • lgvid.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • 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)
  • D3DX9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • MSVCRT40.DLL - Microsoft® Visual C++ (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Portions (C) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • 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
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (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.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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'.
  • Shock2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\SS2\Shock2.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 System Shock 2?

Quickly and completely remove System Shock 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall System Shock 2 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 System Shock 2, 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 System Shock 2.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.23%
Windows 8 36.13%
Windows Vista 1.21%
Windows XP 0.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.26%
Windows 8.1 15.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.49%
Windows 10 Home 4.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.88%
  United Kingdom 6.69%
  Canada 5.59%
  Australia 3.15%
  Germany 2.32%
  France 2.25%
  Finland 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Spain 0.77%
  Norway 0.77%
  Belgium 0.71%
  Ireland 0.71%
  DK 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.71%
Hewlett-Packard 18.21%
Dell 16.56%
Acer 9.93%
Lenovo 6.46%
Toshiba 4.97%
Alienware 4.80%
Samsung 3.15%
MSI 2.32%
Apple 0.99%
Intel 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.07%
LENOVO 20217 2.23%
Dell XPS 8300 1.96%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.96%
MSI MS-7693 1.96%


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