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The Cave

What is The Cave?  (from Double Fine Productions)

The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions, the award-winning studio behind Psychonauts and Brütal Legend. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into th...  Read more


The Cave is a program developed by Double Fine Productions. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 Cave.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 1.16 GB (1,241,249,566 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 53% of users of The Cave come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thecavegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\TheCave
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/221810
Estimated size: 1.16 GB

Program filesFiles installed by The Cave

Program executable:Cave.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\TheCave\Cave.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Cave.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • sdl.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL2.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAFF26E2-9FA1-4ACF-B4A7-EA2C003CD31C}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Cave.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\TheCave\Cave.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove The Cave?

Quickly and completely remove The Cave 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 Cave 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 Cave, 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 Cave.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.45%
Windows 8 17.88%
Windows Vista 1.12%
Windows XP 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.79%
Windows 7 Professional 15.73%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 4.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.00%
  France 11.98%
  Germany 8.29%
  United Kingdom 5.07%
  Canada 4.15%
  Australia 2.76%
  Brazil 2.30%
  DK 1.38%
  Spain 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Austria 0.92%
  Belgium 0.92%
  Finland 0.92%
  Poland 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.98%
Dell 16.85%
ASUS 13.48%
Acer 11.24%
Alienware 6.74%
Lenovo 3.37%
MSI 3.37%
Samsung 3.37%
American Megatrends 2.25%
Common models
Alienware Alienware X51 4.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.00%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 2.00%
LENOVO Lenovo IdeaPad Y58... 2.00%
MSI MS-7599 2.00%
MSI MS-7681 2.00%


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