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Should I remove Borderlands?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,595
United States Rank #10,522
Reach 0.0456%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 62.54 days
895.90 days >
Average installed length: 470.73 days


1.41 0.11%
1.5.0 0.45% 0.78%
1.4.1 7.68%
1.0.295 88.75%
1.0.294 1.22%
1.0.0000.1 0.33%
1.00.0000 0.33%
1.00 0.33%

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What is Borderlands?

Borderlands is an action role-playing first-person shooter video game, that was developed by Gearbox Software. Borderlands includes character-building elements found in role-playing games, leading Gearbox to call the game a "role-playing shooter". At the start of the game, players select one of four characters, each with a unique special skill and with proficiencies with certain weapons. Players start the game with the ability to equip two weapons but later gain up to four weapon slots, as well as slots for an energy shield, a grenade modification, and a class modification. Items collected can be sold back at vendors for money that then can be used to buy better items. One of the key features of Borderlands is the randomly-generated weapons and items created either as dropped by enemies, found in storage chests about the game, on the ground, sold at vendors in the game, or as quest reward items.


The most common release is 1.0.295, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 borderlands.exe. The setup package generally installs about 296 files and is usually about 6.88 MB (7,215,873 bytes). The installed file SteamAPIUpdater.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.borderlandsthegame.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\2K Games\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{52B65911-1559-4ED5-9461-46957FDD48CD}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.88 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Borderlands

Program executable:borderlands.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\2k games\gearbox software\borderlands\binaries\borderlands.exe
Additional files:
  • Bioshock2.exe - Bioshock 2 Multiplayer
  • Setup.exe - Borderlands 2 (Borderlands 2 Setup)
  • Borderlands2.exe (by Take-Two Interactive Software)
  • Launcher.Content.dll (by Gearbox Software) - Borderlands 2 launcher resources
  • Launcher.exe (by Gearbox Software) - Borderlands 2 launcher
  • SteamWrapper.dll
  • Bioshock.exe (by 2K Australia) - Bioshock
  • Launcher.resources.dll
  • SetupHelper.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01) (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01))
  • Steamclient.dll (by SKIDROW) - Steamclient Engine
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Bioshock2GFW.dll (by Take-Two Interactive Software) - BioShock 2
  • cudart.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleFr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleGr.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleIt.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleLa.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleSp.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUk.dll
  • FonixTtsDtSimpleUs.dll
  • LangSelect.exe
  • libresample.dll
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCooking.dll (by NVIDIA) - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • ogg.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Ogg Dynamic Link Library
  • paul.dll (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - SecuROM PreView & ReView (SecuROM PA Unlock DLL for PreView & ReView)
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXExtensions.dll
  • rld.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - GameStop App (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • vorbis.dll (by Xiph.Org Foundation) - Vorbis Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisenc.dll - VorbisEnc Dynamic Link Library
  • vorbisfile.dll - VorbisFile Dynamic Link Library
  • wxmsw28ud_adv_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxmsw28ud_aui_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28ud_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_dbgrid_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_gl_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_html_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_media_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_net_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_odbc_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_qa_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_richtext_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_xml_vc_custom.dll
  • ALF.DLL (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - DFA Unlock Dll
  • Bioshock2Launcher.exe - SecuROM Launcher
  • Civilization4.exe (by Firaxis Games) - Sid Meier's Civilization 4
  • DFA.dll - SecuROM DFA.DLL (SecuROM Data File Activation Library)
  • DLCSetup.exe
  • play-Borderlands2-WIN8.exe
  • SteamAPIUpdater.dll (by Valve) - Steam (Steam Game Updater)
  • UpdateDLLWrapper.dll
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28u_aui_vc_custom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Civilization4.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A5C5457E-803A-450F-ADBC-2ECF4D26B6A6}' (runs on registration).
  • Bioshock.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBA85A4F-830B-4B89-93BD-DB9E68ACCF49}' (runs on registration).
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Civilization4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Juegos\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Civilization4.exe'.
  • Borderlands.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Gearbox Software\Borderlands\Binaries\Borderlands.exe'.
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32\Launcher.exe'.
  • Bioshock2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\BioShock 2\MP\Builds\Binaries\Bioshock2.exe'.
  • Borderlands2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Borderlands.2-Black.Box\install\Borderlands 2\Binaries\Win32\Borderlands2.exe'.

How do I remove Borderlands?

You can uninstall Borderlands 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 Borderlands, 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 Borderlands.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.50%
Windows 10 17.26%
Windows Vista 4.79%
Windows XP 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.61%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 8.1 5.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.87%
  Germany 14.30%
  France 10.23%
  Australia 5.96%
  United Kingdom 4.17%
  Canada 3.48%
  Italy 2.88%
  Poland 2.48%
  Sweden 2.38%
  Belgium 2.28%
  Finland 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.39%
  Spain 1.29%
  Austria 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.53%
Acer 16.74%
ASUS 15.67%
Dell 14.38%
Toshiba 3.86%
Alienware 3.43%
Medion 2.36%
Lenovo 2.15%
Intel 2.15%
Samsung 1.93%
MSI 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
ASUS All Series 4.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.28%
ASUSTeK K53SV 1.64%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.64%

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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