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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,384
United States Rank #5,558
Reach 0.0571%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.98 days
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Average installed length: 263.26 days

Creation Kit


Creation Kit is a software program developed by bgs.bethsoft.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 primary executable is named SkyrimLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 148 files and is usually about 155.75 MB (163,317,400 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 63% of users of Creation Kit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.creationkit.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/202480
Estimated size: 155.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Creation Kit

Program executable:SkyrimLauncher.exe
Name:Skyrim Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • GenerateFNISforUsers.exe (by fore) - Fore's New Idles for Skyrim - FNIS (GenerateFNISforUsers)
  • CreationKit.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - Bethesda Softworks: Creation Kit (Creation Kit)
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Lidgren.Network.dll - Lidgren.Network
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe (by Bethesda Softworks) - Skyrim Launcher
  • TesModManager.exe (by Monpetitbeurre) - TesModManager
  • TESV.exe - TESV: Skyrim (Skyrim)
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • enbseries.dll (by ENB)
  • skse_1_8_151.dll - SKSE (A component of the Skyrim Script Extender)
  • skse_1_9_32.dll
  • skse_loader.exe
  • skse_steam_loader.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • Game.Hook.dll
  • Game.Script.dll
  • SBW.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe
  • version.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • TESV.exe is scheduled as a task named 'SKYRIM Pati'.
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task named 'elevated_skse_loader_mirykSnommoc1~AMAETSmaetSD'.
  • CreationKit.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{34E30123-C2B9-4FD1-AD43-AA452888AAF5}' (runs on registration).
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{851BD122-89A4-4FD3-9BCC-5C00B80F4DBD}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SkyrimLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\STEAM\SteamApps\common\Skyrim\SkyrimLauncher.exe'.
  • CreationKit.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\steamapps\common\skyrim\CreationKit.exe'.

How do I remove Creation Kit?

You can uninstall Creation Kit 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 Creation Kit, 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 Creation Kit.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.05%
Windows 10 41.70%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.24%
Windows 8.1 21.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.28%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.34%
Windows 10 Home 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.76%
  United Kingdom 6.94%
  Germany 4.15%
  Canada 3.81%
  Australia 3.34%
  France 2.11%
  Sweden 1.97%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  DK 1.43%
  Norway 1.16%
  Spain 0.95%
  Belgium 0.82%
  New Zealand 0.75%
  Ireland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.19%
ASUS 14.99%
Dell 13.97%
Acer 11.07%
Alienware 8.35%
Lenovo 6.64%
Toshiba 5.62%
MSI 2.21%
Samsung 2.21%
Intel 1.36%
Apple 0.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.60%
MSI MS-7641 2.76%
Dell XPS 8500 2.49%
LENOVO 20217 2.49%
MSI MS-7752 2.49%
Alienware M17xR4 2.21%


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