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11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #335
United States Rank #384
Reach 1.8104%
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.27 days
391.40 days >
Average installed length: 205.65 days

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

What is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is an online first-person shooter developed by Valve Corporation and Hidden Path Entertainment, who also maintained Counter-Strike: Source after its release. Like the previous games in the series, Global Offensive is an objective-based multiplayer first-person shooter. Each player joins either the Terrorist or Counter-Terrorist team and attempts to complete objectives or eliminate the enemy team. The game operates in short rounds that end when all players on one side are dead or a team's objective is completed. For most game modes, once a player dies, they must wait until the round ends to respawn. Players purchase weapons and equipment at the beginning of every round with money awarded based on their performance.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 csgo.exe. The software installer includes 154 files and is usually about 308 MB (322,965,363 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: blog.counter-strike.net
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/730
Estimated size: 308 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Program executable:csgo.exe
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe
Additional files:
  • materialsystem.dll
  • engine.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • chromehtml.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • adminserver.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • filesystemopendialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • localize.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • serverbrowser.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • soundemittersystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • studiorender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • scaleformui.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • unitlib.dll
  • valve_avi.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • video.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • client.dll
  • csgomap_publish.exe
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • hammer_run_map_launcher.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

8 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • dxsetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • revLoader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{078C9EE1-B7CF-4718-9420-F30C8A13FD1B}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • csgo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{95E64733-BB81-4F67-91A1-A9AB90F70CCF}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 2 more
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • csgo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27019).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:151.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB

How do I remove Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?

You can uninstall Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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: Global Offensive, 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: Global Offensive.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 58.23%
Windows 7 41.10%
Windows Vista 0.41%
Windows XP 0.25%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.96%
Windows 10 Home 17.09%
Windows 8.1 14.34%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.30%
Windows 10 Pro 9.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.51%
  Germany 5.18%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  France 4.35%
  Sweden 3.61%
  Canada 3.54%
  Brazil 2.40%
  Australia 2.26%
  DK 2.09%
  Netherlands 1.93%
  Norway 1.75%
  Poland 1.60%
  Turkey 1.54%
  Russia 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.68%
Hewlett-Packard 18.42%
Acer 15.99%
Dell 10.89%
Lenovo 8.72%
MSI 4.19%
Alienware 3.91%
Toshiba 3.40%
Samsung 2.43%
Intel 0.66%
Medion 0.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.75%
MSI MS-7821 3.38%
MSI MS-7693 2.91%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.50%
LENOVO 20378 2.31%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.28%

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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