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ARMA 2: Private Military Company

What is ARMA 2: Private Military Company?  (from Bohemia Interactive)

Brand new story-oriented singleplayer campaign, unfolding across more than ten missions featuring full 2-player cooperative gameplay. One year after British and coalition armed forces successfully quelled the insurgent uprising in Takistan, the NATO Green Sea deployment is in the process of a strategic drawdown of c...  Read more


ARMA 2: Private Military Company is a program developed by Bohemia Interactive. 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 TA2DST.exe. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 970.26 MB (1,017,391,152 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 55% of users of ARMA 2: Private Military Company come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arma2.com/pmc
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\games\steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead
Uninstaller: "C:\GAMES\STEAM\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/65720
Estimated size: 970.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ARMA 2: Private Military Company

Program executable:TA2DST.exe
Tophe's ArmA 2 Dedicates Server Tool
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\ARMA 2 Operation Arrowhead\TA2DST.exe
Additional files:
  • ArmA2OA.exe - ArmA 2 OA
  • arma2oaserver.exe
  • ArmA2OA_BE.exe (by BattlEye Innovations) - BattlEye Launcher
  • DatabaseMySql.dll (by Phosphor Server Project) - Database Access Layer (MySQL Database Driver)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • 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
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • tbbmalloc.dll (by Intel) - Scalable Allocator library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • 2009_FFD_2.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (Setup.exe)
  • A2OA.exe
  • ACR_Lite_UnInstall.exe
  • ArmA II Launcher.exe - ArmA II Launcher
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_100056.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Setup SFX)
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_100296.exe (by BIS) - BIS Patch (BISPatch)
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_103718.exe (by Igor Pavlov)
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_104648.exe
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_108074.exe
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_93701.exe
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_94997.exe
  • ARMA2_OA_Build_96061.exe
  • arma2_original.exe - ArmA 2
  • ArmA2OA_backup.exe - ArmA 2 REINFORCEMENTS
  • arma2rft.exe
  • arma2server.exe
  • beta.exe
  • BreakingPoint.exe (by Alderon Games) - DayZ (Alderon Games Updater)
  • 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)
  • DatabasePostgre.dll (by Phosphor Server Project) - PostgreSQL Database Driver
  • datacachepreprocessor.exe - ArmA2 (ArmA Setup)
  • datacacheremoval.exe
  • DayZCommanderInstallUtilities.dll (by Dotjosh Studios) - DayZ Commander InstallUtilities
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dsound.dll
  • ijl15.dll - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ArmA2OA.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CFB6FD9C-495F-4D48-8734-13CCDB1985AE}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • ArmA2OA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\ArmA2OA.exe'.
  • arma2_original.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\arma2.exe'.
  • ArmA2OA_BE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\ArmA2OA_BE.exe'.
  • ArmA2OA_backup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2 operation arrowhead\ArmA2OA.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015402%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB

How do I remove ARMA 2: Private Military Company?

You can uninstall ARMA 2: Private Military Company 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ARMA 2: Private Military Company, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ARMA 2: Private Military Company.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.66%
Windows 10 41.77%
Windows XP 0.29%
Windows Vista 0.19%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.05%
Windows 8.1 15.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.83%
  United Kingdom 10.92%
  Canada 5.18%
  Germany 4.87%
  Australia 3.30%
  France 2.75%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Sweden 1.81%
  DK 1.49%
  Norway 1.49%
  Finland 1.41%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Italy 0.86%
  Brazil 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.82%
ASUS 19.38%
Acer 14.03%
Dell 11.36%
Alienware 7.35%
MSI 5.35%
Lenovo 3.12%
Toshiba 3.12%
Samsung 1.78%
Intel 1.34%
Apple 0.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.29%
MSI MS-7751 4.00%
MSI MS-7816 2.86%
Alienware Aurora-R4 2.57%
MSI MS-7821 2.57%
MSI MS-7758 2.29%

Publisher URL: www.bistudio.com


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