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Should I remove Team Fortress 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #291
United States Rank #244
Reach 2.3389%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.73 days
346.04 days >
Average installed length: 181.82 days

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Team Fortress 2

What is Team Fortress 2?

Team Fortress 2 is a team-based first-person shooter (FPS) multiplayer video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is a sequel to the original mod Team Fortress based on the Source engine. Team Fortress 2 is distributed online through the Steam system, while retail distribution was handled by Electronic Arts. Team Fortress 2 is the first of Valve's multiplayer games to provide detailed statistics for individual players.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 hl2.exe. The software installer includes 141 files and is usually about 858.02 MB (899,704,162 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.valvesoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\pepajah\team fortress 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/440
Estimated size: 858.02 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Team Fortress 2

Program executable:hl2.exe
Signed by:Valve
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\kroga313\team fortress 2\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • Steam.exe - Steam
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll
  • GameUI.dll
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • haptics.dll
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • mksheet.exe
  • motionmapper.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • sdl.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • ABS_Resources_Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

7 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D65D5174-F6F6-4F27-A231-681F452734B2}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CB79BB0-5910-4A22-87A3-844A5CBC7714}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
  • Unwise32.exe runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Source SDK Base 2007\hl2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27030).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0082194318%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00044745%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00777198%
0.015104% average
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB

How do I remove Team Fortress 2?

Quickly and completely remove Team Fortress 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 Team Fortress 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 Team Fortress 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 Team Fortress 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
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 58.31%
Windows 8 38.84%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Windows XP 0.90%
Windows 8.1 0.02%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.54%
Windows 8.1 18.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.57%
Windows 7 Professional 7.67%
Windows 8 4.59%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.07%
  United Kingdom 6.26%
  Canada 4.50%
  France 3.50%
  Australia 2.89%
  Germany 2.57%
  Sweden 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.58%
  Brazil 1.50%
  DK 1.31%
  Finland 1.04%
  Norway 0.98%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Italy 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.44%
Dell 15.53%
ASUS 15.14%
Acer 15.10%
Lenovo 6.95%
Toshiba 6.15%
Alienware 3.48%
Samsung 2.51%
MSI 1.95%
Intel 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.87%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.99%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.84%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.11%
LENOVO 20217 2.11%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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