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Should I remove Alien Swarm - SDK?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,427
United States Rank #21,409
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 38.20 days
695.02 days >
Average installed length: 365.18 days

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Alien Swarm - SDK

What is Alien Swarm - SDK?  (from Valve)

The Alien Swarm Authoring Tools, also known as an SDK, is a set of software utilities that allow you to create your own missions, weapons, aliens and other gameplay elements. They include versions of Source SDK tools that have been updated to work with the Alien Swarm version of the Source Engine.


Alien Swarm - SDK is a program developed by Valve. 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 software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 93.37 MB (97,906,184 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 54% of users of Alien Swarm - SDK come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Authoring_Tools/SDK_(Alien_Swarm)
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/640
Estimated size: 93.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Alien Swarm - SDK

  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • srcds.exe
  • swarm.exe
  • bspzip.exe
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • commedit.dll
  • d3dx10_33.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Direct3D)
  • d3dx9_33.dll (by Microsoft)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dx_proxy.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_run_map_launcher.exe
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • makevmt.exe
  • mksheet.exe
  • motionmapper.exe
  • mysql_wrapper.dll
  • pet.dll
  • phonemeextractor.dll
  • QC_Eyes.exe - QC_Eyes Application (QC_Eyes MFC Application)
  • SDKLauncher.exe
  • shadercompile.exe
  • shadercompile_dll.dll
  • studiomdl.exe
  • vbsp.exe
  • vbspinfo.exe
  • vconfig.exe
  • vmt.dll
  • vpk.exe
  • vrad.exe
  • vrad_dll.dll
  • vtex.exe
  • vtf2tga.exe
  • vvis.exe
  • vvis_dll.dll
  • xwad.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • swarm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Jeux\Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\swarm.exe'.
  • srcds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Jeux\Steam\steamapps\common\alien swarm\srcds.exe'.

How do I remove Alien Swarm - SDK?

You can uninstall Alien Swarm - SDK 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 Alien Swarm - SDK, 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 Alien Swarm - SDK.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.17%
Windows 10 30.83%
Windows XP 2.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.05%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 8.1 9.77%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.02%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.57%
  Germany 8.33%
  United Kingdom 5.36%
  Australia 4.76%
  Canada 4.17%
  France 2.38%
  Brazil 1.79%
  DK 1.79%
  Austria 1.19%
  Spain 1.19%
  Malaysia 1.19%
  Netherlands 1.19%
  Norway 1.19%
  Philippines 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.88%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 12.94%
Dell 10.59%
Lenovo 7.06%
Toshiba 4.71%
Intel 3.53%
Alienware 2.35%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.38%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.23%
BIOSTAR Group G41D3C 2.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.15%
ASUSTeK K54C 2.15%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 1.08%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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