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The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Overview

The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom is a software program developed by The Odd Gentlemen. 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 Winterbottom.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 459.66 MB (481,988,096 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 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.winterbottomgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\WinterBottom
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/40930
Estimated size: 459.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom

Program executable:Winterbottom.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\WinterBottom\Winterbottom.exe
MD5:16eda0957b29c7067a1d3f465b97803c
Additional files:
  • paul.dll (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - SecuROM Activate & Play (SecuROM PA Unlock DLL for Activate & Play)
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll (by Valve) - Steam (Steam Game Updater)
  • UpdateDLLWrapper.dll
  • Winterbottom.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - 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
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • 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
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • 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

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
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'.

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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:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom, 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).
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OS VERSIONS
Win 8 71%
Win 7 (SP1) 29%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 70.97%
Windows 7 29.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 22.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 10 Home 12.90%
Windows 10 Pro 9.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.68%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.28%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Brazil 5.13%
  Canada 5.13%
  Ireland 5.13%
  Netherlands 5.13%
  Australia 2.56%
  Germany 2.56%
  Finland 2.56%
  France 2.56%
  Italy 2.56%
  Mexico 2.56%
  Russia 2.56%
  Sweden 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.17%
Acer 16.67%
GIGABYTE 12.50%
MSI 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 8.33%
ASUS 8.33%
Medion 8.33%
Toshiba 4.17%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 7520 6.90%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 6.90%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 6.90%
Acer Aspire M5400 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L67... 3.45%
MSI MS-7918 3.45%

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