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Should I remove DARK SOULS III?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,409
United States Rank #7,341
Reach 0.0346%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.85 days
101.99 days >
Average installed length: 53.59 days


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DARK SOULS III is a program developed by FromSoftware. 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 software installer includes 88 files and is usually about 18.46 MB (19,352,911 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 64% of users of DARK SOULS III come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\DARK SOULS III
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/374320
Estimated size: 18.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DARK SOULS III

  • DarkSoulsIII.exe (by BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator (x64)
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • dxgi.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • x360ce_x64.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator (TocaEdit X360 Controller Emulator)
  • Autofac.dll (by Autofac Project - http://autofac.org) - Autofac
  • binkw64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CEGUIBase-0.dll
  • CEGUICommonDialogs-0.dll
  • CEGUICoreWindowRendererSet.dll
  • CEGUIDirect3D10Renderer-0.dll
  • CEGUIDirect3D11Renderer-0.dll
  • CEGUIDirect3D9Renderer-0.dll
  • CEGUIOpenGLRenderer-0.dll
  • CEGUIRapidXMLParser.dll
  • CEGUISTBImageCodec.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • D3D11.dll (by crosire)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • D3DX9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ds3t.exe
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • fmod_event_net64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Net Event System)
  • fmod_event64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Event System
  • fmodex64.dll - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • freetype.dll
  • glew.dll
  • glfw.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • iGP11.dll
  • iGP11.Imaging.dll
  • iGP11.Injector.dll
  • iGP11.Launcher.exe (by S17L) - iGP11.Tool
  • iGP11.Tool.BusinessLayer.dll (by S17L) - iGP11.Tool.BusinessLayer
  • iGP11.Tool.Contracts.dll - iGP11.Tool.Contracts

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6387CA2-7BFC-4121-80A8-8234577DBAF1}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove DARK SOULS III?

Quickly and completely remove DARK SOULS III from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DARK SOULS III 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DARK SOULS III, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 III.

Win 10 86%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 85.99%
Windows 7 14.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 46.64%
Windows 10 Pro 28.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.08%
Windows 8.1 3.59%
Windows 7 Professional 2.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.37%
  United Kingdom 6.03%
  Germany 4.41%
  France 3.66%
  Italy 3.55%
  DK 1.83%
  Finland 1.51%
  Norway 1.51%
  Canada 1.40%
  Spain 1.29%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Australia 1.18%
  Netherlands 0.97%
  Belgium 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 31.22%
Acer 14.63%
MSI 10.73%
Lenovo 9.27%
Alienware 7.80%
Dell 5.85%
Hewlett-Packard 4.88%
Medion 1.46%
Apple 0.98%
Intel 0.98%
Common models
ASUS All Series 21.43%
MSI MS-7917 4.04%
MSI MS-7693 3.42%
MSI MS-7850 2.80%
MSI MS-7817 2.48%
ASUSTeK G750JS 1.55%


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