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8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,643
United States Rank #6,805
Reach 0.0630%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.39 days
513.04 days >
Average installed length: 269.56 days

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The Showdown Effect

What is The Showdown Effect?  (from Arrowhead Game Studios AB)

The Showdown Effect is a 2.5D multiplayer action game inspired by 80’s and 90’s action movies. Champions from throughout time fight to death for fun, for glory and for awesome. The Showdown Effect recreates the outrageous combat found in classic action movies and then takes it one step further. Use weaponry pulled stra...  Read more

Overview

The Showdown Effect is a program developed by Arrowhead Game Studios AB. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 78 files and is usually about 432.14 MB (453,132,184 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 49% of users of The Showdown Effect come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.theshowdowneffect.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Showdown
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/204080
Estimated size: 432.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Showdown Effect

  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • cg.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Cg Runtime (Cg Core Runtime Library)
  • cgGL.dll (by NVIDIA) - Cg GL Runtime Library
  • cudart.dll
  • glut32.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libcgc.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libcurld.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libpad.dll (by Sony Computer Entertainment) - libpad for Windows
  • libpadfilter.dll (by Sony Computer Entertainment) - libpadfilter for Windows
  • libx264-124.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • PhysX3_x86.dll - PhysX (PhysX3 32bit Dynamic Link Library)
  • PhysX3CharacterKinematic_x86.dll
  • PhysX3Common_x86.dll - PhysX3Common 32bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysX3Cooking_x86.dll - PhysX3Cooking 32bit Dynamic Link Library
  • showdown.exe
  • twitchsdk_32_release.dll
  • video.dll
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avdevice-53.dll
  • avfilter-2.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart32_32_16.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.2.16 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.2.16)
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • D3DX9_40.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • D3DX9_43.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • dinput8.dll
  • job_animation_player_win32_release.dll
  • job_vfc_oobb_win32_release.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • showdown.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Showdown\binaries\showdown.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 (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:194
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB 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
SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove The Showdown Effect?

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Or, you can uninstall The Showdown Effect 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 Showdown Effect, 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 Showdown Effect.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.76%
Windows 8 31.12%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Windows XP 0.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.95%
Windows 8.1 9.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.66%
Windows 8 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.12%
  United Kingdom 7.93%
  France 6.65%
  Canada 3.42%
  Germany 3.33%
  Australia 3.23%
  DK 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.35%
  Sweden 2.15%
  Brazil 1.66%
  Norway 1.66%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Finland 1.37%
  Poland 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.58%
Acer 17.26%
ASUS 17.04%
GIGABYTE 14.60%
Dell 13.94%
Lenovo 5.97%
MSI 2.88%
Alienware 2.65%
Samsung 2.43%
Toshiba 2.43%
Medion 0.88%
Apple 0.66%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.22%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%
MSI MS-7752 2.75%
Dell XPS 8300 2.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.06%

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