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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,112
United States Rank #4,219
Reach 0.1306%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.16 days
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Average installed length: 312.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.19%

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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.


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 csgo.exe. The setup package generally installs about 122 files and is usually about 6.97 MB (7,305,707 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.counter-strike.net
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/730
Estimated size: 6.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Program executable:csgo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe
Additional files:
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steamcmd.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steamconsole.dll - Steam Console Client (Steam Console Client (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • csgo.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{95E64733-BB81-4F67-91A1-A9AB90F70CCF}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • csgo.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo.exe'.

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.

Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.44%
Windows 10 12.42%
Windows Vista 1.36%
Windows XP 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.79%
Windows 7 Professional 13.40%
Windows 8 Pro 2.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.26%
Windows 8 1.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.96%
  Germany 9.69%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  Canada 5.01%
  France 4.85%
  Australia 3.11%
  Sweden 2.52%
  Brazil 2.46%
  Norway 1.90%
  Finland 1.80%
  DK 1.60%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  Spain 1.28%
  Belgium 1.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.94%
ASUS 16.79%
Hewlett-Packard 16.35%
Acer 16.27%
Alienware 3.99%
Toshiba 2.74%
Lenovo 2.59%
Intel 2.07%
Samsung 1.70%
MSI 1.48%
Medion 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.10%
MSI MS-7751 3.19%
MSI MS-7681 2.90%
MSI MS-7758 2.61%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.47%
Dell XPS 8300 2.47%

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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