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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,615
United States Rank #4,484
Reach 0.0852%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.48 days
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Average installed length: 239.99 days

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DARK SOULS II is a software program developed by FromSoftware. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 DarkSouls2_v13_PLUS25_TRN-dEViATED.exe. The setup package generally installs about 102 files and is usually about 14.05 MB (14,736,276 bytes). The installed file GeDoSaToUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of DARK SOULS II come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.darksoulsii.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dark Souls II
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/236430
Estimated size: 14.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DARK SOULS II

Program executable:DarkSouls2_v13_PLUS25_TRN-dEViATED.exe
DEViATED Trainers
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Dark Souls II\DarkSouls2_v13_PLUS25_TRN-dEViATED.exe
Additional files:
  • DarkSoulsII.exe (by NAMCO BANDAI Games)
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • dinput8.dll
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Net Event System
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • GeDoSaTo.dll
  • GeDoSaToTool.exe - GeDoSaToTool
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9CodeusoGEM.dll (by Codeusa Software) - GEM (GEM by Codeusa)
  • d3d9GEM.dll
  • d3d9smaa.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • D3DCompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • Dark Souls 2 Auto Backup Tool v1.1.exe
  • Dark Souls 2 Save Game Backup Tool-132-1-2b.exe
  • Dark Souls 2 V1.02 Trainer +22 MrAntiFun.EXE
  • Dark Souls 2 v1.04 regulation v1.08 Trainer +8.EXE
  • Dark Souls 2 V1.07 Trainer +22 MrAntiFun.EXE
  • DarkSouls2_v13_PLUS25_TRN-dEViATED.exe (by dEViATED) - DEViATED (DEViATED Trainers)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DevComponents.DotNetBar2.dll (by DevComponents.com) - DevComponents.DotNetBar
  • DS2 Character Planner.exe - DSCAL
  • DS2_cursorfix.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{24119BA4-1D08-43EE-BF5D-971EEE712888}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • DarkSoulsII.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1469B64-FA09-4993-A5A0-FD9AA8BA15D1}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3033822698-2154317922-2913199275-1001.
3 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.
  • GeDoSaToTool.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'GeDoSaToTool' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dark Souls II\GeDoSaTo\GeDoSaToTool.exe -m.
  • 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:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • DarkSoulsII.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dark Souls II\Game\DarkSoulsII.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove DARK SOULS II?

You can uninstall DARK SOULS II 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 DARK SOULS™ II, 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 DARK SOULS II.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.56%
Windows 10 49.02%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Windows XP 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.65%
Windows 8.1 18.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.53%
Windows 10 Home 10.19%
Windows 7 Professional 8.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.05%
  Germany 5.97%
  United Kingdom 5.29%
  Canada 4.24%
  France 3.19%
  Australia 2.55%
  Sweden 2.46%
  Brazil 2.14%
  Italy 2.10%
  Norway 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  DK 1.23%
  Spain 0.87%
  Poland 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.08%
Acer 14.87%
Hewlett-Packard 14.36%
Alienware 8.59%
Lenovo 6.67%
Dell 6.54%
MSI 5.64%
Toshiba 3.21%
Samsung 2.05%
Intel 1.41%
Medion 0.77%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.65%
MSI MS-7821 3.41%
MSI MS-7816 3.07%
MSI MS-7693 2.73%
LENOVO 20217 2.22%
ASUSTeK G750JW 1.88%


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