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7% remove it93% keep it
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Global Rank #10,495
United States Rank #7,211
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Vessel is a software program developed by Strange Loop Games. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 Vessel.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 12.71 MB (13,331,935 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 64% of users of Vessel come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.strangeloopgames.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\vessel
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/108500
Estimated size: 12.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vessel

Program executable:Vessel.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\vessel\Vessel.exe
Additional files:
  • Vessel.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (Microsoft DirectX Setup)
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected]))
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5654D2A-274C-48DD-B285-721330E24B9F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe".
  • 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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Vessel.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\vessel\Vessel.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:231.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0002670589%
Kernel CPU:0.00021297%
User CPU:0.00005409%
CPU cycles/sec:59,068,153
I/O reads/min:7.28 MB
I/O writes/min:7.94 MB

How do I remove Vessel?

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Or, you can uninstall Vessel 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 Vessel, 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 Vessel.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 76.67%
Windows 8 21.52%
Windows Vista 1.27%
Windows XP 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.01%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.35%
Windows 8.1 5.81%
Windows 8 Pro 2.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.86%
  United Kingdom 6.76%
  Canada 5.52%
  France 4.55%
  Australia 3.31%
  Germany 2.34%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Brazil 1.24%
  Spain 1.24%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Sweden 0.97%
  DK 0.83%
  Ireland 0.83%
  Norway 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.34%
ASUS 17.30%
Acer 14.88%
Dell 13.84%
Alienware 3.46%
MSI 3.46%
Lenovo 2.77%
Samsung 2.77%
Intel 1.73%
Toshiba 1.38%
Apple 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.41%
ASUS All Series 3.78%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.16%
Gateway DX4860 2.16%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 2.16%
MSI MS-7673 2.16%


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