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The 39 Steps

Overview

The 39 Steps is a software program developed by The Story Mechanics. 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 39steps.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 45% of users of The 39 Steps come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thestorymechanics.com/digital-adaptations/the-thirty-nine-steps
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The39Steps
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/234940

Program filesFiles installed by The 39 Steps

Program executable:39steps.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The39Steps\39steps.exe
MD5:b3beb00d887eabb7172771a79544356e
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • 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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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)
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • 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 '{1AD079C6-DDD9-4582-B5A5-EDEFFFF0DF13}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1214616123-3420488899-3838617821-1001.
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 The 39 Steps?

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Or, you can uninstall The 39 Steps 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 The 39 Steps, 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 The 39 Steps.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.77%
Windows 8 42.31%
Windows Vista 1.92%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 30.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.31%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.69%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 1.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.00%
  United Kingdom 13.33%
  Australia 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  Belgium 3.33%
  Czech Republic 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  France 3.33%
  South Africa 3.33%
  Switzerland 1.67%
  Finland 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%
  Japan 1.67%
  Norway 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
ASUS 17.65%
Acer 17.65%
Dell 14.71%
Alienware 5.88%
GIGABYTE 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Lenovo 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L870-19... 2.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55Dt-A 2.78%
Sony VPCF13CGX 2.78%
Si P67A-C43 2.78%
Notebook W35xSTQ_37... 2.78%
MSI MS-7850 2.78%

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