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United States Rank #4,908
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Average installed length: 214.78 days

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Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

What is Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons?  (from Starbreeze Studios)

Brothers – A Tale of Two sons is produced by Starbreeze Studios along with film director Josef Fares and published by 505 Games. Guide two brothers on an epic fairy tale journey from visionary Swedish film director, Josef Fares and top-tier developer Starbreeze Studios. Control both brothers at once as you experience c...  Read more


Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons is a software program developed by Starbreeze Studios. 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 setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,452,994 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 55% of users of Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.brothersthegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/225080
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons

  • BrothersLauncher.exe - BrothersLauncher
  • Brothers.exe - P13
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x86.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Clothing_x86.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x86.dll
  • ApexFramework_x86.dll
  • cudart.dll
  • cudart32_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • d3d9.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dinput8.dll
  • dotNetFx40_Client_x86_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile Setup)
  • DXSetup.exe - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft DirectX Setup)
  • EasyHook32.dll
  • FxGraphLayout.dll (by OC3 Entertainment) - FxGraphLayout
  • libGLESv2.dll
  • libogg.dll
  • libresample.dll (by Dominic Mazzoni) - libresample
  • libvorbis.dll
  • libvorbisfile.dll
  • mcpp.exe
  • microsoft.directx.audiovideoplayback.dll - Microsoft Managed AudioVideoPlayback
  • microsoft.directx.diagnostics.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectX Diagnostics
  • microsoft.directx.direct3d.dll - Microsoft Managed Direct3D
  • microsoft.directx.direct3dx.dll - Microsoft Managed D3DX
  • microsoft.directx.directdraw.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectDraw
  • microsoft.directx.directinput.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectInput
  • microsoft.directx.directplay.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectPlay
  • microsoft.directx.directsound.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectSound
  • microsoft.directx.dll - Microsoft Managed DirectX Helper Classes
  • msvcp120.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll
  • nvtt.dll - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCharacter.dll - NxCharacter Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXCore.dll - PhysXCore Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXDevice.dll - NVIDIA PhysX Device Module
  • PhysXExtensions.dll - PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • PVRTexTool.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • UE3Redist.exe
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x64 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86 Redistributable Setup)
  • wxmsw28u_adv_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxmsw28ud_adv_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • wxmsw28ud_aui_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_core_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_html_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_richtext_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_xml_vc_custom.dll
  • wxmsw28ud_xrc_vc_custom.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • BrothersLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons\Binaries\Win32\BrothersLauncher.exe'.
  • Brothers.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons\Binaries\Win32\Brothers.exe'.

How do I remove Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons?

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Or, you can uninstall Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons 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 Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons, 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 Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.42%
Windows 8 47.24%
Windows Vista 0.25%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.02%
Windows 8.1 20.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.48%
Windows 10 Home 6.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.65%
  United Kingdom 7.93%
  Canada 5.33%
  Germany 4.16%
  France 3.83%
  Australia 3.51%
  Norway 2.01%
  Sweden 1.88%
  Netherlands 1.49%
  Brazil 1.43%
  Spain 1.04%
  Finland 0.97%
  Belgium 0.91%
  New Zealand 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.49%
Hewlett-Packard 18.37%
Dell 10.78%
Acer 10.60%
Lenovo 10.07%
MSI 5.65%
Alienware 4.77%
Samsung 2.83%
Toshiba 1.59%
Medion 0.71%
Apple 0.53%
Common models
ASUS All Series 19.49%
MSI MS-7821 4.56%
LENOVO 20217 3.54%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.53%
MSI MS-7751 2.28%
MSI MS-7816 2.03%


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