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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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CS-Source.v80 is a software program developed by Valve. 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 counter-strike_source.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 4.93 MB (5,167,146 bytes). The installed file CSS-Updater.exe 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of CS-Source.v80 come from BG, it is also popular in the United States and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Valve.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CS-Source\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CS-Source\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 4.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CS-Source.v80

Program executable:counter-strike_source.exe
Name:CSS launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\cs-source\counter-strike_source.exe
Additional files:
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • CSS-Updater.exe
  • hl2.exe
  • steamclient.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Loader.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Counter-Strike_Source.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F09AE33D-4B2C-433D-B67E-762714958D00}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove CS-Source.v80?

You can uninstall CS-Source.v80 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 CS-Source.v80, 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 CS-Source.v80.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 6%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.86%
Windows 10 31.43%
Windows XP 5.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 48.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 10 Pro 11.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.71%
Windows 10 Home 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.95% of installs come from BG
Which countries install it?
  BG 45.95%
  United States 24.32%
  MA 5.41%
  MK 2.70%
  Pakistan 2.70%
  Israel 2.70%
  SY 2.70%
  Jordan 2.70%
  DK 2.70%
  Turkey 2.70%
  Poland 2.70%
  United Kingdom 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 31.03%
Lenovo 24.14%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
ASUS 10.34%
Toshiba 6.90%
Dell 3.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.38%
LENOVO 20208 6.25%
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.13%
LENOVO 20132 3.13%
LENOVO 0553A45 3.13%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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