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Should I remove The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #407
United States Rank #323
Reach 1.8289%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.83 days
555.51 days >
Average installed length: 291.88 days

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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

What is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim?

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment in The Elder Scrolls action role-playing video game series, following The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Skyrim's main story revolves around the player character's efforts to defeat Alduin, a Dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world.

About  (from Bethesda Softworks)

The next chapter in the highly anticipated Elder Scrolls saga arrives from the makers of the 2006 and 2008 Games of the Year, Bethesda Game Studios. Skyrim reimagines and revolutionizes the open-world fantasy epic, bringing to life a complete virtual world open for you to explore any way you choose. Skyrim reimagines ...  Read more

Overview

During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named SkyrimLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 251 files and is usually about 71.19 MB (74,650,577 bytes). The installed file OBMMUpdater.exe 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.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.elderscrolls.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\games\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/72850
Estimated size: 71.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Program executable:SkyrimLauncher.exe
Name:Skyrim Launcher
Path:C:\games\steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe
MD5:148e4438043405574f139f55a89c4299
Additional files:
  • CreationKit.exe - Bethesda Softworks: Creation Kit (Creation Kit)
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe - Skyrim Launcher
  • Archive.exe - TES Archiver (Archive creation tool.)
  • skyrim.exe - TESV: Skyrim (Skyrim)
  • TESV.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • skse_loader.exe - SKSE (A component of the Skyrim Script Extender)
  • skse_steam_loader.dll
  • enbseries.dll (by ENB)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • streaming_client.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • skse_1_9_32.dll
  • video.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • skse_1_8_151.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • dinput8.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SBW.exe
  • ScriptDragon.dll (by Alexander Blade) - ScriptDragon (ScriptDragon engine for TES V: Skyrim)
  • skse_1_5_26.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • RCRNCustomizer.exe (by Flying Castle Entertainment) - RCRN Customizer
  • TES5Edit.exe - xEdit from ElminsterAU
  • TesModManager.exe (by Monpetitbeurre) - TesModManager
  • Uninstall-RCRN.exe
  • attk.exe - ATTK (arrow to the knee) (ATTK Skyrim Power Loader (32/64))
  • d3d9_adapter.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • EasySteam.dll
  • ENB Customizer v2.exe - ENB Customizer v2
  • Game.API.dll - Skyrim.API
  • Game.Hook.dll
  • Game.Script.dll
  • GenerateFNISforUsers.exe (by fore) - Fore's New Idles for Skyrim - FNIS (GenerateFNISforUsers)
  • HiAlgoBoost.dll
  • Lidgren.Network.dll (by Microsoft) - Lidgren.Network

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

10 Scheduled Tasks
  • TESV.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SKYRIM Pati'.
  • 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 '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F417F9A5-55CC-43D5-8371-967045101EAD}' (runs on registration).
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_skse_loader_mirykSnommoc1~AMAETSmaetSD'.
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 4 more
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FakeFullscreen.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Fake Fullscreen.
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
Service
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • FakeFullscreen.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'FFFS' which loads as C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Skyrim\FakeFullscreen.exe.
  • 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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\STEAM\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe'.
  • CreationKit.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\CreationKit.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:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.7.41.160 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 208.78.164.14 (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:19.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025881%
0.015104% average
Steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
User CPU:0.00009292%
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
Switches/sec:655
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB

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  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:
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 56%
0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.43%
Windows 8 39.84%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Windows XP 0.46%
Windows 8.1 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.09%
Windows 8.1 18.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.87%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.91%
Windows 10 Home 5.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.85%
  United Kingdom 7.44%
  Germany 5.62%
  Canada 4.52%
  France 4.47%
  Australia 2.93%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  DK 1.31%
  Norway 1.25%
  Finland 1.19%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Belgium 0.89%
  Italy 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.36%
ASUS 17.60%
Dell 12.89%
Acer 12.71%
GIGABYTE 11.66%
Lenovo 6.64%
Alienware 5.82%
Toshiba 4.22%
MSI 3.26%
Samsung 2.26%
Intel 1.57%
Medion 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.41%
MSI MS-7821 2.79%
MSI MS-7693 2.26%
LENOVO 20217 2.25%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.12%

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworksis a video game publisher that produces of a broad portfolio of games in simulation, , role-playing, racing, and sports and its franchises are distributed worldwide.
Publisher URL: bethsoft.com

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