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1% remove it99% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 439.11 days

Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com]

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Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com] is a program developed by CSWOS.COM. 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 software installer includes 37 files and is usually about 701.45 KB (718,287 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 24% of users of Counter-Strike [cswos.com] come from Latvia, it is also popular in the United States and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: cswos.com
Installation folder: C:\Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com]\
Uninstaller: "C:\Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com]\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 701.45 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com]

  • hw.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • 00.dll
  • a3dapi.dll (by Aureal Semiconductor) - A3D Interactive API DLL (Aureal A3D API DLL)
  • Core.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • dbg.dll
  • DemoPlayer.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • hl.exe (by Valve) - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • hw_orig.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • opengl32.dll
  • proxy.dll
  • revSrvBrowser.dll
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • Steam_orig.dll - Steam Client Engine 723485
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient_orig.dll - Steamclient.dll
  • sw.dll
  • swds.dll
  • tier0.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll
  • vgui.dll
  • vgui2.dll
  • voice_miles.dll
  • voice_speex.dll
  • vstdlib.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9B9E38FA-7DA3-426A-B7F1-26A18C16F531}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\ankit_12284\day of defeat\hl.exe'.
  • hltv.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Half-Life 11\hltv.exe'.
  • hlds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com v8.0]\hlds.exe'.
Network connections
  • hl.exe connects to (port 17475).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:329.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0046639412%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00169052%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00297342%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,041,238,865
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:10.22 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.33 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Counter-Strike [cswos.com]?

Quickly and completely remove Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com] from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Counter-Strike [cswos.com] 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 Counter-Strike 1.6 [cswos.com], 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 Counter-Strike [cswos.com].

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 3%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.21%
Windows 10 22.95%
Windows Vista 6.56%
Windows XP 3.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 37.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.39%
Windows 7 Professional 9.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.92%
Windows 8.1 4.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.81% of installs come from Latvia
Which countries install it?
  Latvia 23.81%
  United States 11.11%
  Poland 9.52%
  Brazil 4.76%
  France 3.17%
  RS 3.17%
  India 3.17%
  Portugal 3.17%
  Philippines 3.17%
  Malaysia 3.17%
  United Kingdom 3.17%
  MA 1.59%
  Singapore 1.59%
  Lebanon 1.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.64%
Hewlett-Packard 20.75%
Dell 13.21%
ASUS 9.43%
Lenovo 7.55%
Samsung 5.66%
Alienware 5.66%
Toshiba 5.66%
Sony 3.77%
Sahara 1.89%
Packard Bell 1.89%
Intel 1.89%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SV 3.77%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.77%
MSI MS-7788 3.77%
HP G42 Notebook PC 3.77%
Acer Aspire 5742G 3.77%
Acer Aspire 5315 1.89%


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