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Should I remove BioShock 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,426
United States Rank #5,503
Reach 0.0698%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.69 days
580.77 days >
Average installed length: 305.15 days


VersionDistribution 0.15%
1.5 0.07%
1.05 0.44%
1.03 0.22%
1.00.0000 49.93%
1.0.0000.131 0.51%

BioShock 2

What is BioShock 2?  (from 2K Games)

Follow-up to BioShock, 2K Games' critically acclaimed and commercially successful 2007 release, BioShock 2 is a first-person shooter set in the fictional underwater city of Rapture. As in the original game, BioShock 2 features a blend of fast-paced action, exploration and puzzle-solving as players follow varying paths ...  Read more


BioShock 2 is a program developed by 2K Games. The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 Bio2-CZv1.0.exe. The software installer includes 59 files and is usually about 24.72 MB (25,917,114 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 BioShock 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2KGames.com
Help link: www.2kgames.com/bioshock2/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2K Games\BioShock 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4A8B461A-9336-4CF9-98F4-14DD38E673F0}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 24.72 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BioShock 2

Program executable:Bio2-CZv1.0.exe
Path:C:\Bioshock 2\Bio2-CZv1.0.exe
Additional files:
  • Bioshock2.exe - Bioshock 2 Multiplayer
  • Bioshock2GFW.dll (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - BioShock 2
  • Bioshock2Launcher.exe (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - SecuROM Launcher
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • steamTmp.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9650EB78-B574-4493-81F7-DD675D4BF214}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
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.
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'.
  • Bioshock2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\BioShock 2\MP\Builds\Binaries\Bioshock2.exe'.
Network connections
  • steamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • steamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:183.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002083646%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009808%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00011029%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:118,041,092
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:21.88 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:4.52 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove BioShock 2?

You can uninstall BioShock 2 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 2, 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 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.65%
Windows 10 16.13%
Windows Vista 2.47%
Windows XP 1.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.98%
Windows 7 Professional 10.12%
Windows 8.1 3.20%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.91%
Windows 10 Home 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.05%
  Germany 7.06%
  United Kingdom 5.79%
  Canada 5.09%
  France 4.69%
  Australia 2.95%
  Italy 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Spain 1.16%
  Belgium 1.10%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  Finland 0.81%
  DK 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.54%
Dell 17.03%
ASUS 14.56%
Acer 14.56%
Intel 3.06%
Alienware 2.77%
Toshiba 2.62%
Lenovo 1.89%
Medion 1.75%
MSI 0.73%
Samsung 0.58%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.68%
Dell XPS 8300 3.69%
ASUS All Series 3.41%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.84%
Alienware Aurora 2.56%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.56%

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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