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Should I remove Defense Grid: The Awakening?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,195
United States Rank #6,093
Reach 0.0492%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.00 days
239.96 days >
Average installed length: 126.08 days


1.1 0.10%
1.0.0 3.30%

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Defense Grid: The Awakening


Defense Grid: The Awakening is a program developed by Hidden Path Entertainment. The most used version is 1.0.0, with over 3% of all installations currently using this 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 DefenseGrid.exe. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 945.72 KB (968,421 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 62% of users of Defense Grid: The Awakening come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: defensegrid.hiddenpath.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\defensegridtheawakening
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/18500
Estimated size: 945.72 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Defense Grid: The Awakening

Program executable:DefenseGrid.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\defensegridtheawakening\DefenseGrid.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • DefenseGrid.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DefenseGrid.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\defensegridtheawakening\DefenseGrid.exe'.

How do I remove Defense Grid: The Awakening?

You can uninstall Defense Grid: The Awakening 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 Defense Grid: The Awakening, 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 Defense Grid: The Awakening.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.21%
Windows 10 28.17%
Windows Vista 2.17%
Windows XP 1.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.99%
Windows 7 Professional 13.62%
Windows 8.1 6.30%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.26%
Windows 10 Home 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.47%
  United Kingdom 5.94%
  France 4.46%
  Canada 4.30%
  Germany 4.07%
  Australia 2.58%
  DK 1.80%
  Finland 1.25%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Spain 0.63%
  Mexico 0.55%
  New Zealand 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.12%
Dell 15.75%
ASUS 13.01%
Acer 11.87%
Lenovo 5.02%
Toshiba 4.57%
Alienware 4.34%
MSI 3.20%
Intel 2.97%
Samsung 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.52%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 4.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.37%
MSI MS-7751 3.17%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 2.38%
MSI MS-7681 2.38%


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