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Should I remove Dota 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #481
United States Rank #645
Reach 1.3392%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.36 days
512.04 days >
Average installed length: 269.04 days

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Dota 2

What is Dota 2?

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game, and the stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) mod. The game consists of session-based online multiplayer matches, in which two teams of five players attempt to destroy their opponents' fortified strongholds. Each player controls a "hero" character and, over the course of an individual game, focuses on improving their hero's abilities, acquiring items, and fighting against the other team. The basic setup of Dota 2 features two opposing factions, the Radiant and the Dire, which maintain strongholds containing critical structures called "Ancients" at opposite corners of a predominantly symmetrical map.

About  (from Valve)

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dota2.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/570
Estimated size: 49.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dota 2

Program executable:dota.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\dota 2 beta\dota.exe
Additional files:
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (buildbot_buildbot_steam_rel_client_win32@buildbot))
  • vstdlib_s.dll - Steam (vstdlib_ s.dll (buildbot_buildbot_steam_rel_client_win32@buildbot))
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dota.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EF2EBAEC-97B5-46D2-A509-1E965EE427C9}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dota.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\dota 2 beta\dota.exe'.

How do I remove Dota 2?

You can uninstall Dota 2 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 Dota 2, 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 Dota 2.

Win 10 49%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.38%
Windows 10 49.27%
Windows XP 0.72%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.30%
Windows 8.1 13.53%
Windows 10 Home 7.62%
Windows 7 Professional 7.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.71%
  United Kingdom 4.37%
  Germany 3.54%
  Canada 3.51%
  Brazil 3.46%
  France 2.75%
  Australia 2.62%
  Philippines 2.41%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Russia 2.32%
  Malaysia 2.00%
  Singapore 1.83%
  Indonesia 1.49%
  Turkey 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.88%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
Acer 16.44%
Dell 12.55%
Lenovo 9.04%
Toshiba 4.31%
Alienware 3.79%
Samsung 3.11%
MSI 2.94%
Intel 0.87%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.10%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.72%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.42%
MSI MS-7821 2.54%
LENOVO 20217 2.49%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.24%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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