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Total Annihilation

What is Total Annihilation?

Total Annihilation is a PC video game distributed through the GameStop App, a free game download and management utility.


Total Annihilation is a software program developed by GameStop. 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 primary executable is named talaunch.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 1.23 GB (1,319,823,108 bytes). The installed file updater.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. Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of Total Annihilation come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gamestop.com/gs/landing/pc-game-downloads
Help link: www.impulsedriven.com
Installation folder: C:\CAVEDOG
Uninstaller: "C:\CAVEDOG\UninstHelper.exe" /autouninstall totalannihilation
Estimated size: 1.23 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Total Annihilation

Program executable:talaunch.exe
Name:Total Annihilation Launcher
Additional files:
  • UninstHelper.exe - GameStop App (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • TAE.EXE (by Cavedog Entertainment) - Total Annihilation Map and Mission Editor, (TAE)
  • TotalA.exe (by Cavedog Entertainment) - Cavedog Entertainment's Total Annihilation (Total Annihilation)
  • aflea.exe - Cavedog Entertainment Unit Installer (Unit Installer)
  • ImpulseReactor.dll (by Stardock) - ImpulseReactor Dynamic Link Library
  • mptaext.dll - Total Annihilation Game Extension
  • setup.exe (by Cavedog) - Cavedog Setup Application
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • tdraw.dll (by Swedish Yankspankers) - New DDraw
  • ReactorActivate.exe (by Stardock) - Activate (Product Activation)
  • audiere.dll (by http://aegisknight.org/) - audiere
  • AFark.EXE
  • ascarab.exe
  • chedge.exe
  • CImlator.exe
  • Necro.EXE
  • online.dll
  • smackw32.dll
  • taphoenix.dll
  • tmusi.dll
  • Total Annihilation.exe
  • tplayx.dll - TA Demo Recorder component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • updater.exe is scheduled as a task named 'updater.exe' (runs daily at 12:00 AM).

How do I remove Total Annihilation?

Quickly and completely remove Total Annihilation from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Total Annihilation 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 Total Annihilation, 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 Total Annihilation.

Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%
Windows 7 (SP1)
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Netherlands 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 33.33%
Acer 33.33%

About (from GameStop)

GameStop is the world's largest multichannel video game retailer.
Publisher URL: www.gamestop.com


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