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Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

What is Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller?  (from Phoenix Online Studios)

Jump into Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, the exciting four-part series that brings Erica face to face with the deranged demons of her past. A serial killer is loose in Boston -- one who seems to be leaving deliberate clues that only Erica, with her unique post-cognitive abilities, can uncover. Is she finally on her...  Read more

Overview

Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller is a software program developed by Phoenix Online Studios. 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 setup package generally installs about 61 files and is usually about 4 MB (4,198,956 bytes). 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 47% of users of Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cognitiongame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Cognition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/242780
Estimated size: 4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller

  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • Mono.Security.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO CLI
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • Boo.Lang.dll - boo - an extensible programming language for the CLI
  • Cognition Episode 3.exe
  • Cognition Episode 4.exe
  • Cognition Launcher.exe
  • commonmanaged.dll (by xaitment GmbH) - commonmanaged
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • 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)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • mono.dll
  • mscorlib.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO Common language infrastructure
  • navmeshmanaged.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • SteamworksManaged.dll (by Ludosity AB) - Steamworks for Unity (ManagedSteam)
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • System.dll
  • System.Xml.dll
  • theorawrapper.dll
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • UnityEngine.dll
  • UnityScript.Lang.dll
  • v8.dll
  • 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)
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • XaitMapManagedRuntime.dll (by xaitment GmbH) - XaitMapManagedRuntime

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Cognition Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Cognition\Launcher\Cognition Launcher.exe'.

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  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 Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller, 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 Cognition: An Erica Reed Thriller.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.79%
Windows 10 46.03%
Windows XP 3.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.58%
Windows 10 Home 19.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.13%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 8.1 8.06%
Windows 10 Pro 6.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.58%
  United Kingdom 9.59%
  France 6.85%
  Italy 5.48%
  Australia 4.11%
  Spain 4.11%
  Norway 2.74%
  Finland 2.74%
  Sweden 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.74%
  Germany 2.74%
  Canada 2.74%
  South Africa 1.37%
  Costa Rica 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.95%
Dell 17.07%
ASUS 14.63%
Lenovo 12.20%
GIGABYTE 9.76%
MSI 7.32%
Acer 4.88%
Samsung 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
Intel 2.44%
Medion 2.44%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.89%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 4.44%
MSI MS-7640 4.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.44%
ASUSTeK CM6340 4.44%

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