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Should I remove Doki Doki Literature Club?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,955
United States Rank #8,596
Reach 0.0166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.01 days
274.03 days >
Average installed length: 143.98 days

Doki Doki Literature Club


Doki Doki Literature Club is a program developed by Team Salvato. 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 main program executable is DDLC.exe. The software installer includes 43 files and is usually about 783.01 KB (801,804 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 87% of users of Doki Doki Literature Club come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: ddlc.moe
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Doki Doki Literature Club
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/698780
Estimated size: 783.01 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Doki Doki Literature Club

Program executable:DDLC.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Doki Doki Literature Club\DDLC.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • 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)
  • DDLC.exe
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (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 Doki Doki Literature Club?

You can uninstall Doki Doki Literature Club 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 Doki Doki Literature Club, 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 Doki Doki Literature Club.

Win 10 87%
Win 7 1%
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 86.59%
Windows 7 13.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 53.35%
Windows 10 Pro 20.73%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.18%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.96%
Windows 7 Professional 3.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.03%
  United Kingdom 3.01%
  France 1.32%
  Italy 1.32%
  Spain 1.13%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Canada 0.56%
  Germany 0.56%
  Singapore 0.56%
  Czech Republic 0.38%
  Hong Kong 0.38%
  Sweden 0.38%
  South Africa 0.38%
  Austria 0.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.83%
Hewlett-Packard 20.65%
Dell 17.93%
Acer 14.13%
Lenovo 6.52%
MSI 5.43%
Toshiba 3.80%
Alienware 2.72%
American Megatrends 0.54%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.80%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 2.13%
ASUSTeK GL552VW 2.13%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.13%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.13%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd MS-7A... 2.13%


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