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Should I remove BioShock?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,290
United States Rank #1,691
Reach 0.2779%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.51 days
516.50 days >
Average installed length: 271.38 days


What is BioShock?

BioShock is a first-person shooter video game by Irrational Games with role-playing game customization and stealth elements, and is similar to System Shock 2. The player takes the role of Jack, who aims to fight his way through Rapture, using weapons and plasmids, in order to complete objectives. BioShock is set during 1960, in the fictional underwater city of Rapture; the player learns of its history through in-game audio recordings scattered throughout the game. BioShock uses a heavily modified Unreal Engine 2.5 with some of the advanced technologies from Unreal Engine 3. The Windows version of BioShock can utilize Direct3D 10 features and content, if the system meets the hardware and software requirements, but it will also run on DirectX 9 without the added effects.


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 x360ce.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 19.19 MB (20,123,542 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/bioshock
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\bioshock
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/7670
Estimated size: 19.19 MB

Program filesFiles installed by BioShock

Program executable:x360ce.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Bioshock\x360ce.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Bioshock.exe (by 2K Australia) - Bioshock
  • créditos.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados BrasilĀ®) - Créditos da Tradução do jogo: Bioshock (Bioshock: Créditos da Tradução)
  • 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)
  • d3dx10_33.dll - Microsoft Direct3D
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • Desinstalar a Tradução.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados BrasilĀ®) - Tradução do jogo: Bioshock (Bioshock Tradução BR 1.01)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • notas.exe - Notas da Tradução do jogo: Bioshock (Bioshock: Notas da Tradução)
  • openal32.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • paul.dll - paul Dynamic Link Library
  • sdl.dll
  • Steam2.dll
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • uninstall.exe
  • Uninstall_hun.exe - Bioshock magyarítás telepítö. (Feltelepíti a Bioshock nem hivatalos magyarítását.)
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft Common Controller API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • Bioshock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A6D24C33-2E03-430A-85A2-3A9473C3C358}' (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' 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • Steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:57.52 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004700060%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00038533%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00008468%
0.015104% average
Memory:19.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
User CPU:0.00025881%

How do I remove BioShock?

You can uninstall BioShock 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 BioShock, 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 BioShock.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
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 52.84%
Windows 10 46.20%
Windows Vista 0.73%
Windows XP 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.19%
Windows 8.1 16.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.68%
Windows 10 Home 10.29%
Windows 7 Professional 8.90%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.74%
  United Kingdom 6.66%
  Canada 4.40%
  Germany 3.04%
  France 2.98%
  Australia 2.86%
  Sweden 1.23%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Italy 0.98%
  Norway 0.95%
  Spain 0.91%
  DK 0.89%
  Finland 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.85%
ASUS 17.83%
Dell 12.80%
Acer 11.72%
Lenovo 8.20%
Alienware 4.35%
MSI 4.31%
Toshiba 4.24%
Samsung 2.52%
Intel 0.90%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.14%
MSI MS-7821 3.07%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.95%
LENOVO 20217 2.38%
MSI MS-7693 2.38%

About 2K Games

2K is a developer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and is a subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, which also owns Rockstar Games.
Publisher URL: www.2kgames.com


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