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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,103
United States Rank #10,984
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 685.69 days


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Alpha Protocol

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What is Alpha Protocol?

Alpha Protocol is an action role-playing stealth game.

About  (from Obsidian Entertainment)

Choose your words and actions carefully in a living, reactive role-playing world. Experience the “ripple effect” as encounters with your allies and enemies change relationships, reveal storylines, and unlock new missions. Form relationships via dialogue and action choices within an intriguing cast of allies and enemies...  Read more


Alpha Protocol is a software program developed by Obsidian Entertainment. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 APLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 10.92 MB (11,449,060 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Alpha Protocol come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sega.com/alphaprotocol
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Alpha Protocol
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/34010
Estimated size: 10.92 MB
Language: Czech (Czech Republic)

Program filesFiles installed by Alpha Protocol

Program executable:APLauncher.exe
Name:Autorun Utility
Autorun Application
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Alpha Protocol\APLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • APLauncher.exe - Autorun Utility (Autorun Application)
  • 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
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
Startup File (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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Alpha Protocol?

Quickly and completely remove Alpha Protocol from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Alpha Protocol 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 Alpha Protocol, 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 Alpha Protocol.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? 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 61.76%
Windows 10 38.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.18%
Windows 8.1 12.25%
Windows 10 Home 10.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.29%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.27%
  United Kingdom 7.27%
  France 6.69%
  Canada 4.59%
  Germany 4.21%
  Australia 2.68%
  Finland 1.91%
  Norway 1.53%
  DK 1.34%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  Ireland 0.96%
  Spain 0.76%
  Poland 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.35%
Hewlett-Packard 18.82%
Dell 12.90%
Acer 11.29%
Lenovo 7.53%
Alienware 3.76%
MSI 3.23%
Samsung 3.23%
Medion 2.15%
Toshiba 1.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.73%
MSI MS-7816 2.99%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.24%
Dell XPS 8300 1.49%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 1.49%


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