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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,102
United States Rank #6,929
Reach 0.3075%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.06 days
444.13 days >
Average installed length: 233.35 days


Counter-Strike 1.6 0.10%
1.6 23.99%
1.00.0000 11.50%

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Counter-Strike 1.6

What is Counter-Strike?

Counter-Strike is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Valve Corporation which originated from a Half-Life modification. The game has been expanded into a series since its original release, which currently includes Counter-Strike: Condition Zero, Counter-Strike: Source, and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Counter-Strike pits a team of terrorists against a team of counter-terrorists in a series of rounds. Each round is won by either completing the mission objective or eliminating the opposing force. Counter-Strike is a first-person shooter in which players join either the terrorist team, the counter-terrorist team, or become spectators. Each team attempts to complete their mission objective and/or eliminate the opposing team. Each round starts with the two teams spawning simultaneously.


The most used version is 1.6, with over 37% 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 main program executable is TekkitCraft.exe. The software installer includes 170 files and is usually about 46.64 MB (48,905,536 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.counter-strike.net
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\counter-strike 1.6
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike 1.6\Uninstal.exe
Estimated size: 46.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike 1.6

Program executable:TekkitCraft.exe
Free launcher for Minecraft Alpha
Additional files:
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam_api_c.dll
  • steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steamclient.dll
  • vstdlib.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • hl.exe - Steam Half-Life Launcher (Half-Life Launcher)
  • cstrike.exe (by Non Steam Powered) - Counter-Strike Launcher
  • hlds.exe - HLDS Launcher
  • hltv.exe - HLTV Launcher
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • Counter-Strike.exe (by NoName) - Projekt1
  • core.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • hw.dll
  • Leis.exe
  • proxy.dll
  • revSrvBrowser.dll
  • sw.dll
  • swds.dll
  • Uninstal.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • vgui2.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • hlds.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A4A0A3D-9A90-4613-83ED-A731CB79D6A3}' (runs on registration).
  • hl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE55BB83-96BF-4684-892D-326F88D5BA0B}' (runs on registration).
  • cstrike.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E64B147-D754-4A22-8C9A-27924E32310C}' (runs on registration).
  • Counter-Strike.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FE131F82-D056-498E-A2F8-7B852E99B99E}' (runs on registration).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hlds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Counter-Strike 1.6\hlds.exe'.
  • 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'.
  • cstrike.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike 1.6\cstrike.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?

You can uninstall Counter-Strike 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 Counter-Strike 1.6, 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 Counter-Strike.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.36%
Windows 10 24.89%
Windows XP 7.13%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.41%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.12%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.39%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

10.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 10.89%
  Brazil 10.77%
  India 7.45%
  DZ 6.12%
  Argentina 4.35%
  Turkey 4.35%
  MA 3.44%
  Germany 3.20%
  Philippines 2.80%
  Czech Republic 2.50%
  Romania 2.40%
  France 2.15%
  TN 1.93%
  Iran 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.27%
Acer 19.77%
Dell 17.35%
ASUS 11.85%
Lenovo 6.84%
Toshiba 5.17%
Samsung 4.93%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Intel 1.02%
MSI 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.29%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.07%
Dell Inspiron N5110 4.10%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.99%
MSI MS-7592 2.36%
Positivo Positivo MO... 2.08%

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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