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Should I remove Team Fortress Classic?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,845
United States Rank #4,531
Reach 0.0739%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.59 days
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Average installed length: 303.71 days

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Team Fortress Classic

What is Team Fortress Classic?

Team Fortress Classic is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation. It is a port of the original Team Fortress modification for Half-Life. Team Fortress Classic revolves around a number of teams competing in a variety of game modes with players selecting one of nine classes to play as. Typically, players have the choice of two equal teams, red and blue, although certain game modes allow for more than two teams with access to different classes. Each game can sustain a maximum of 32 players.

About  (from Valve)

One of the most popular online action games of all time, Team Fortress Classic features over nine character classes -- from Medic to Spy to Demolition Man -- enlisted in a unique style of online team warfare. Each character class possesses unique weapons, items, and abilities, as teams compete online in a variety of ga...  Read more


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 hlds.exe. The software installer includes 77 files and is usually about 12.57 MB (13,183,567 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.steampowered.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\aurora05\team fortress classic
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/20
Estimated size: 12.57 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Team Fortress Classic

Program executable:hlds.exe
Name:HLDS Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\elrodo1\team fortress classic\hlds.exe
Additional files:
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • hl.exe - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • vstdlib.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • steam.exe
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • video.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • Core.dll
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • hw.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • sdl.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • sw.dll
  • swds.dll
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • chromehtml.dll
  • client.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)
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • qfiles.exe
  • SharkV9.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • Unwise32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E8CCBD57-E682-48BE-98A5-8B1BF164ACDD}' (runs on registration).
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B9E38FA-7DA3-426A-B7F1-26A18C16F531}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE8D3954-66E7-48FE-AA3A-341A21A0BCE2}' (runs on registration).
  • hlds.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{424AB74C-911C-4999-BEE9-8A91BA9EA944}' (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 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.
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hl.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Gamerelated\steamXP\Steam.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Niku\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hltv.exe'.
  • Unwise32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • hlds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Half-Life\hlds.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 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).
  • steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • hl.exe connects to (port 17475).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:329.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046639412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00169052%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00297342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,041,238,865
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.22 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.33 MB
105.02 KB 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 Classic?

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Or, you can uninstall Team Fortress Classic 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 Classic, 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 Classic.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.05%
Windows 8 38.19%
Windows Vista 2.03%
Windows XP 1.64%
Windows 8.1 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.30%
Windows 8.1 15.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.62%
Windows 7 Professional 9.57%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.00%
  United Kingdom 6.86%
  Canada 4.79%
  Australia 2.93%
  Germany 2.71%
  France 2.50%
  Sweden 1.21%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Brazil 1.07%
  Norway 0.71%
  Finland 0.71%
  Spain 0.71%
  Italy 0.71%
  New Zealand 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.54%
Dell 17.68%
Acer 11.43%
ASUS 10.00%
Lenovo 5.18%
Toshiba 4.82%
Alienware 4.29%
Samsung 3.93%
MSI 3.04%
Intel 1.61%
Apple 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.03%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.79%
Dell XPS 8300 2.88%
MSI MS-7751 2.56%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.24%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.92%

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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