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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

What is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2?  (from Ubisoft)

Defend US soil from a cross-border attack, taking the fight to all-new locations -- from Juarez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas. Command lethal air strikes with jet fighters, gain mobile cover for otherwise impassable situations and replenish armaments on the battlefield using an unmanned artillery MULE. Players can now heal...  Read more

Overview

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 is a program developed by Ubisoft. 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 46 files and is usually about 121.96 MB (127,884,047 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 56% of users of Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ghostrecon.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/13510
Estimated size: 121.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2

  • um.dll - Ubisoft UM (ALL_ALL_GLOBAL)
  • 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
  • SteamTmp.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
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • 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)
  • ghost_recon_advanced_warfighter_2_1.00_to_1.05.exe
  • graw2.exe - Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter® 2
  • graw2_dedicated.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libcurl.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • nxcooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • nxextensions.dll
  • openal32.dll (by Portions (C) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • physxloader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • wxmsw270_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)

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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • graw2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ghost recon advanced warfighter 2\graw2.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • graw2_dedicated.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2\graw2_dedicated.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:8.92 MB
Total CPU:0.0004169355%
Kernel CPU:0.00031635%
User CPU:0.00010058%
CPU cycles/sec:216,352
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
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

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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win Server 2003 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 8 17.86%
Windows XP 2.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.89%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.72%
Windows 7 Professional 15.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.31%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.60%
Windows 8.1 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Germany 9.72%
  United Kingdom 7.64%
  Australia 4.86%
  Canada 4.86%
  France 2.08%
  Netherlands 2.08%
  DK 1.39%
  Spain 1.39%
  Finland 1.39%
  Norway 1.39%
  Chile 0.69%
  Croatia 0.69%
  Ireland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 30.43%
Acer 17.39%
ASUS 15.22%
Hewlett-Packard 15.22%
Dell 10.87%
Toshiba 4.35%
American Megatrends 4.35%
Alienware 2.17%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.29%
ASUS All Series 2.86%
BIOSTAR Group TA970 2.86%
MSI MS-7673 2.86%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 2.86%
MSI MS-7681 2.86%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com

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