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Should I remove DEFCON Demo?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
23% remove it77% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,197
United States Rank #25,593
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 89.48 days
534.53 days >
Average installed length: 280.86 days


What is DEFCON Demo?  (from Introversion Software)

Introversion Software presents its third title, DEFCON, a stunning online multiplayer simulation of global thermonuclear war.
You play the role of a military Commander hidden deep within an Underground bunker. Your mission - to successfully exterminate your enemy's civilian population whilst disabling their ability ...  Read more


DEFCON Demo is a program developed by Introversion Software. 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 defcon.exe. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 62.86 MB (65,911,323 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 61% of users of DEFCON Demo come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.introversion.co.uk/defcon
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Defcon
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/1522
Estimated size: 62.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DEFCON Demo

Program executable:defcon.exe
Name:Introversion Software Defcon
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Defcon\defcon.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Defcon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{70D7DEB5-D992-4E47-865A-F1D209343102}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • defcon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\defcon\defcon.exe'.

How do I remove DEFCON Demo?

You can uninstall DEFCON Demo 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 DEFCON Demo, 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 DEFCON Demo.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 23%
Keep it 77%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.26%
Windows 10 35.80%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Windows XP 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.25%
Windows 8.1 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.25%
Windows 8 6.25%
Windows 7 Professional 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.58%
  United Kingdom 9.62%
  Canada 3.85%
  Germany 3.85%
  Italy 3.85%
  Brazil 2.88%
  Australia 1.92%
  Sweden 1.92%
  BA 0.96%
  BN 0.96%
  DK 0.96%
  Finland 0.96%
  Ireland 0.96%
  Mexico 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.45%
ASUS 16.36%
Acer 16.36%
Lenovo 9.09%
Dell 7.27%
Alienware 7.27%
Medion 3.64%
Gateway 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.82%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.28%
Dell XPS 8300 3.28%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite C875 1.64%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.64%
HP G72 Notebook PC 1.64%

About (from Introversion Software)

Introversion Software is one of the UK's most-respected and successful independent game developers and publishers.
Publisher URL: www.introversion.co.uk


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