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Should I remove DiRT 3 Complete Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,829
United States Rank #7,802
Reach 0.0437%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.89 days
193.59 days >
Average installed length: 101.71 days

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DiRT 3 Complete Edition


DiRT 3 Complete Edition is a software program developed by Codemasters Racing Studio. 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 dirt3_game.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 13.75 MB (14,422,221 bytes). 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 49% of users of DiRT 3 Complete Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dirt3game.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DiRT 3 Complete Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/321040
Estimated size: 13.75 MB

Program filesFiles installed by DiRT 3 Complete Edition

Program executable:dirt3_game.exe
DiRT 3 Executable
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\DiRT 3 Complete Edition\dirt3_game.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • uninstall.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • v8.dll
  • BenchmarkLauncher.exe - BenchmarkLauncher
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll (by Crosire) - ReShade (Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dbxLive32.dll (by D-BOX Technologies) - D-BOX DiRT 3 Motion Code
  • DFA.dll - Content Activation (Content Activation Library)
  • dirt3.exe (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - DSS Launcher
  • dirt3_gdf.dll - DiRT3 (DiRT3 GDF DLL)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • ogg.dll
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Portions (C) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • SlimDX.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • dirt3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EE4C2A2A-768A-4604-86D7-870672ADD147}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
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 DiRT 3 Complete Edition?

You can uninstall DiRT 3 Complete Edition 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 DiRT 3 Complete Edition, 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 DiRT 3 Complete Edition.

Win 10 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 79.58%
Windows 7 20.30%
Windows Vista 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.51%
Windows 10 Pro 28.31%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.54%
Windows 8.1 6.96%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.41%
  Germany 8.87%
  United Kingdom 7.87%
  Canada 3.57%
  France 3.48%
  Netherlands 3.02%
  Australia 2.29%
  Italy 2.20%
  Spain 1.92%
  Czech Republic 1.65%
  Finland 1.46%
  Norway 1.46%
  Poland 1.46%
  Sweden 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 25.89%
Hewlett-Packard 18.45%
Acer 12.30%
Dell 9.71%
Lenovo 9.71%
MSI 4.53%
Alienware 3.24%
Intel 1.94%
Toshiba 1.62%
Medion 1.29%
Apple 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.42%
MSI MS-7693 3.90%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.00%
MSI MS-7816 3.00%
MSI MS-7917 2.40%
Dell XPS 8700 2.10%


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