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2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,288
United States Rank #1,933
Reach 0.3213%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.45 days
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Average installed length: 270.43 days

XCOM: Enemy Unknown

What is XCOM: Enemy Unknown?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game set in the near future during an alien invasion of Earth, the game puts the player in control of an elite multinational paramilitary organization called XCOM and tasked with defending the Earth.

About  (from Firaxis Games)

Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching...  Read more

Overview

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 main program executable is xcom-TSquare.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 110.89 MB (116,273,509 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xcom.com/enemyunknown
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/200510
Estimated size: 110.89 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Program executable:xcom-TSquare.exe
Name:XCOM Enemy Unknown Trainer
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom-Enemy-Unknown\xcom-TSquare.exe
MD5:d2f31468254d9cf2de0bc65b72ddd89f
Additional files:
  • XComEW.exe - XCOM: Enemy Within
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • 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)
  • decompress.exe
  • dxgi.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • ResourceHacker-55-3-6.exe - Resource Hacker (Resource Hacker Setup)
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamQuery.dll
  • video.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xce-Rochinistas.exe
  • XCOM EW ToolBoks 1_6_0.exe - XCOM EW ToolBoks
  • XCOM EW ToolBoks 1_6_1.exe
  • XCOM EW ToolBoks 1_6_4.exe
  • XCOM ToolBoks 1.3.1.exe - XCOM ToolBoks
  • XCOM ToolBoks 1_5_2.exe
  • XCOMLauncher.exe - XCOM Launcher
  • XCOMLauncher.resources.dll
  • xcom-Rochinistas.exe (by CheatHappens) - XCOM Enemy Unknown Trainer
  • xcom-TSquare.exe (by CheatHappens)

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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.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).
  • Steam.exe connects to 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).

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

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Or, you can uninstall XCOM: Enemy Unknown 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 XCOM: Enemy Unknown, 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 XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#2,288

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.85%
Windows 8 44.11%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.02%
Windows 8.1 19.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.49%
Windows 7 Professional 8.98%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.91%
Windows 10 Home 6.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.23%
  United Kingdom 9.19%
  Canada 5.80%
  Germany 4.64%
  France 3.99%
  Australia 3.05%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Finland 1.27%
  DK 1.25%
  Norway 1.02%
  Italy 0.94%
  Brazil 0.92%
  Spain 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.58%
Hewlett-Packard 18.49%
Acer 13.52%
Dell 11.75%
GIGABYTE 11.39%
Lenovo 7.87%
Alienware 5.88%
Toshiba 4.61%
MSI 3.21%
Samsung 2.31%
Intel 1.63%
Medion 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.85%
MSI MS-7821 2.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.78%
LENOVO 20217 2.33%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.80%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com

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