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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,810
United States Rank #1,443
Reach 0.3714%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.70 days
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Average installed length: 274.34 days

Don't Starve

What is Don't Starve?  (from Klei Entertainment)

Don’t Starve is an uncompromising wilderness survival game full of science and magic. You play as Wilson, an intrepid Gentleman Scientist who has been trapped by a demon and transported to a mysterious wilderness world. Wilson must learn to exploit his environment and its inhabitants if he ever hopes to escape and find...  Read more


Don't Starve is a program developed by Klei Entertainment. 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 dontstarve.exe. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 795.91 KB (815,007 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 59% of users of Don't Starve come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dontstarvegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dont_starve
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/219740
Estimated size: 795.91 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Don't Starve

Program executable:dontstarve.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\dontstarve\bin\dontstarve.exe
Additional files:
  • dontstarve_steam.exe
  • libmfxsw32.dll (by Intel) - Intel® Media SDK (Intel® Media SDK library)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • avutil-ttv-51.dll
  • BuildRenamer.exe - BuildRenamer
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • Cyotek.Windows.Forms.ImageBox.dll (by Cyotek) - Cyotek ImageBox Control
  • 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)
  • DontStarveBinaryConverter.exe
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • ds-steelb.exe (by CheatHappens) - Don't Starve Trainer
  • ds-wideworldmark.exe (by CheatHappens)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • FDOnlineCitizen.exe (by DragonTeamicle @DC) - FDOnlineCitizen
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • GDF.dll
  • JoyToKey.exe - JoyToKey (Convert Joystick Input to Keyboard and Mouse Input)
  • KleiLib.dll - KleiLib
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libmp3lame-ttv.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • MapReveal.docx
  • NativeSquish_x64.dll
  • NativeSquish_x86.dll
  • pad2kb.exe - kb2pad (joypad mapper)
  • SquishNET.dll - SquishNET
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SV Mapper.exe - SV Mapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • dontstarve_steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\dont_starve\bin\dontstarve_steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:21.35 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00015402%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB

How do I remove Don't Starve?

You can uninstall Don't Starve 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 Don't Starve, 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 Don't Starve.

Win 10 52%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.82%
Windows 7 46.96%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.69%
Windows 8.1 20.16%
Windows 10 Home 13.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.74%
Windows 7 Professional 7.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.47%
  United Kingdom 6.41%
  France 5.88%
  Canada 4.59%
  Australia 2.79%
  Germany 2.31%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.37%
  Sweden 1.34%
  DK 1.16%
  Norway 0.99%
  Italy 0.96%
  Poland 0.91%
  Finland 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.70%
ASUS 18.82%
Acer 15.18%
Dell 11.98%
Lenovo 7.57%
Toshiba 5.81%
Alienware 3.83%
MSI 3.21%
Samsung 2.31%
Intel 0.60%
Medion 0.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.62%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.07%
MSI MS-7821 2.66%
MSI MS-7693 2.21%
LENOVO 20217 2.16%


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