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6% remove it94% keep it
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Average installed length: 730.94 days

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

What is Amnesia: The Dark Descent?

Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a survival horror video game. Tthe game features a protagonist named Daniel exploring a dark and foreboding castle, while avoiding monsters and other obstructions as well as solving puzzles. Amnesia is an adventure game played from a first-person perspective.

About  (from Frictional Games)

Amnesia: The Dark Descent, a first person survival horror. A game about immersion, discovery and living through a nightmare. An experience that will chill you to the core. Amnesia: The Dark Descent puts you in the shoes of Daniel as he wakes up in a desolate castle, barely remembering anything about his past. Explorin...  Read more


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 Amnesia.exe. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 9.4 MB (9,859,067 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.amnesiagame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\amnesia the dark descent
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/57300
Estimated size: 9.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Program executable:Amnesia.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\amnesia the dark descent\Amnesia.exe
Additional files:
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Amnesia.exe
  • Launcher.exe
  • libvorbisfile.dll
  • 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
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • 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
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SDL2.dll
  • video.dll
  • alut.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • BlackBox.dll
  • 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)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • fltkdll.dll
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • glut32.dll
  • hd.dll
  • HplLangTool.exe
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • jpeg.dll
  • keyhook.dll
  • La Caza.exe
  • LevelEditor.exe
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libogg.dll
  • libpng12.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • libpng13.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libtheora.dll
  • libvorbis.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • makehrtf.exe
  • MapView.exe
  • MaterialEditor.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • Amnesia.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{00239A8D-CDF6-4857-9460-EC78A00C3DDB}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (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.
3 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'.
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Amnesia The Dark Descent\Launcher.exe'.

How do I remove Amnesia: The Dark Descent?

You can uninstall Amnesia: The Dark Descent 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 Amnesia: The Dark Descent, 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 Amnesia: The Dark Descent.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.02%
Windows 10 12.95%
Windows Vista 2.06%
Windows XP 0.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 54.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.91%
Windows 7 Professional 12.16%
Windows 8 2.72%
Windows 8.1 2.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.65%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Canada 4.83%
  Germany 4.35%
  Australia 2.63%
  France 2.20%
  Sweden 1.67%
  DK 1.44%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Finland 1.10%
  Italy 0.77%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Spain 0.57%
  Belgium 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.31%
Dell 15.56%
ASUS 14.57%
Acer 9.63%
Alienware 5.93%
Toshiba 3.95%
Lenovo 2.96%
Samsung 2.59%
Intel 1.73%
MSI 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.53%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.77%
Dell XPS 8300 2.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.34%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.13%

Publisher URL: www.frictionalgames.com


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