84,285,534 programs installed

Should I remove ARK: Survival Evolved?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,590
United States Rank #2,829
Reach 0.1563%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.27 days
332.52 days >
Average installed length: 174.71 days

ARK: Survival Evolved

Overview

ARK: Survival Evolved is a program developed by Studio Wildcard. 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 Contig.exe. The software installer includes 135 files and is usually about 23.48 MB (24,624,316 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of ARK: Survival Evolved come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playark.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/346110
Estimated size: 23.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ARK: Survival Evolved

Program executable:Contig.exe
Name:Sysinternals Contig
Contig
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\Contig.exe
MD5:a0b73982f48399e2b9fc99d54a2dc493
Additional files:
  • ShooterGame.exe
  • ShooterGameServer.exe
  • SteamUI.dll (by Valve) - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • SimulClouds_MD.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • BEClient_x64.dll
  • BEServer_x64.dll
  • BEService_x64.exe
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • LocalizationManager.exe - LocalizationManager
  • ShooterGame_BE.exe (by BattlEye Innovations) - BattlEye Launcher
  • v8.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • ShooterGameOldLoad.exe
  • SimulBase_MD.dll
  • SimulCrossPlatform_MD.dll
  • SimulDirectX11_MD.dll
  • SimulGeometry_MD.dll
  • SimulMath_MD.dll
  • SimulMeta_MD.dll
  • SimulSky_MD.dll
  • SimulTerrain_MD.dll - SimulTer Dynamic Link Library
  • winh264.dll
  • AnselSDK64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Legacy_x64.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ARK_LAUNCHER-MP.EXE (by Kortal) - ARK Launcher
  • ARK_LAUNCHER-SP.EXE (by Kortal) - ARK Launcher SP
  • ArkData.dll (by AuthiQ) - ArkData SDK
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • Crysis.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D9A3DB1-E89A-4DCB-A473-2FC54C4B53B9}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1657167574-2869424312-4037138005-1001.
Startup File (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.
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'.
  • ShooterGame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ARK\ShooterGame\Binaries\Win64\ShooterGame.exe'.

How do I remove ARK: Survival Evolved?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 75%
Win 8.1 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 10 75.03%
Windows 7 24.77%
Windows Vista 0.13%
Windows XP 0.03%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 38.24%
Windows 10 Pro 19.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.60%
Windows 8.1 9.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.62%
Windows 7 Professional 4.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.86%
  Germany 6.24%
  United Kingdom 5.82%
  France 4.81%
  Canada 3.40%
  Australia 2.07%
  Netherlands 2.02%
  Sweden 1.95%
  Norway 1.58%
  DK 1.23%
  Belgium 0.99%
  Italy 0.99%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Austria 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.34%
Hewlett-Packard 16.01%
Acer 15.59%
Dell 9.86%
GIGABYTE 9.60%
Lenovo 6.74%
MSI 6.57%
Alienware 6.49%
Medion 2.61%
Toshiba 1.60%
Intel 1.10%
Samsung 0.51%
Common models
ASUS All Series 24.60%
MSI MS-7693 4.21%
MSI MS-7917 3.18%
MSI MS-7850 3.09%
MSI MS-7821 2.99%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.15%

commentsComments

user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.