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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,415
United States Rank #13,210
Reach 0.0161%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 164.82 days
1160.27 days >
Average installed length: 609.63 days

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The Ball


The Ball is a software program developed by Teotl Studios. 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 setup package generally installs about 46 files and is usually about 1.23 GB (1,321,511,818 bytes). The installed file SteamAPIUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 58% of users of The Ball come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: wwww.theballthegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Ball
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/35460
Estimated size: 1.23 GB

Program filesFiles installed by The Ball

  • TheBall.exe - The Ball
  • APEX_BasicIOS.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Particles Module Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Clothing.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Clothing Module Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Destructible.dll - APEX Destructible Module Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Emitter.dll - APEX Emitter Module Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_IOFX.dll - APEX IOFX Module Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Particles.dll
  • APEX_release.dll - APEX Framework Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_RRB.dll - APEX RRB Module Dynamic Link Library
  • cudart.dll
  • dotnetfx35setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup)
  • EasyHook32.dll (by Christoph Husse) - EasyHook32
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleFr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleGr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleIt.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleLa.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleSp.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUk.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUs.dll
  • FxGraphLayout.dll (by OC3 Entertainment) - FxGraphLayout
  • libresample.dll (by Dominic Mazzoni) - libresample
  • nvtt.dll - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCharacter.dll - NxCharacter Dynamic Link Library (NxCharacter Dynamic Link Library(EG))
  • NxCooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library (PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • ogg.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Ogg Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library (PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • physxcudart_20.dll
  • PhysXExtensions.dll - PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll (by Valve) - Steam (Steam Game Updater)
  • UDK.exe
  • UE3ShaderCompileWorker.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • UnSetup.exe (by Epic Games) - UnSetup
  • vcredist_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe
  • vorbis.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Vorbis Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisenc.dll - VorbisEnc Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisfile.dll - VorbisFile Dynamic Link Library
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxmsw28u_aui_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_html_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_richtext_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_xml_vc_custom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TheBall.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\steamapps\common\the ball\Binaries\Win32\TheBall.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0081316006%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00176675%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00636485%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:4.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:18.94 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove The Ball?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.33%
Windows 8 23.35%
Windows XP 0.88%
Windows Vista 0.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.26%
Windows 7 Professional 14.10%
Windows 8.1 9.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.96%
Windows 8 Pro 3.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.76%
  United Kingdom 9.75%
  Canada 3.97%
  Australia 3.61%
  Netherlands 3.25%
  Germany 2.89%
  France 2.53%
  DK 2.17%
  Sweden 1.44%
  Belgium 1.08%
  Finland 1.08%
  Spain 1.08%
  Ireland 1.08%
  Italy 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.35%
Acer 16.35%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
ASUS 13.46%
MSI 5.77%
Alienware 4.81%
Lenovo 2.88%
American Megatrends 2.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.65%
MSI MS-7640 4.84%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.42%
Dell XPS 8300 2.42%
MSI MS-7522 2.42%


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