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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,161
United States Rank #18,864
Reach 0.0163%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 113.56 days
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Average installed length: 242.06 days

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Dust: An Elysian Tail

What is Dust: An Elysian Tail?

Dust: An Elysian Tail is an action role-playing video game developed by independent designer Dean Dodrill and published by Microsoft Studios. Dust takes place in the fictional world of Falana, inhabited by anthropomorphic animals. Gameplay is presented on a 2D side-scrolling plane. The player controls the titular main character, Dust (Lucien Dodge), as he tries to remember his past.


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 installer includes 16 files and is usually about 1.49 MB (1,566,376 bytes). Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.noogy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dust An Elysian Tail\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Dust An Elysian Tail\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dust: An Elysian Tail

  • XInput1_3.dll (by Scarlet.Crush Productions) - XInput_SCP Dynamic Link Library
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Dust An Elysian Tail 1.03 +8 Trainer By WindOSX v1.EXE
  • Dust An Elysian Tail 1.03 +8 Trainer By WindOSX v2.EXE
  • Dust An Elysian Tail Trainer .EXE
  • DustAET.exe (by Humble Hearts) - Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • DustLauncher.exe (by XanderChaos) - DustLauncher (Unofficial Dust: An Elysian Tail Launcher)
  • Steam.dll (by Valve) - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • steam_api.dll
  • SteamWrapped.dll
  • SteamWrapper.dll
  • Update.exe - Dust: An Elysian Tail Setup
  • xinput1_1.dll (by ToCA EDIT) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DustAET.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5096C64F-6499-4F9A-8E06-4AEDFDB54932}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Dust: An Elysian Tail?

You can uninstall Dust: An Elysian Tail 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 Dust: An Elysian Tail, 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 Dust: An Elysian Tail.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.60%
Windows 10 30.22%
Windows XP 1.56%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.79%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Windows 8.1 7.48%
Windows 8 Pro 5.61%
Windows 8 5.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.74%
  France 15.11%
  Brazil 6.65%
  United Kingdom 3.32%
  Canada 2.72%
  Italy 2.72%
  Mexico 2.42%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Sweden 1.81%
  Belgium 1.51%
  Germany 1.51%
  Spain 1.51%
  Australia 1.21%
  Switzerland 1.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.48%
Acer 16.19%
Hewlett-Packard 13.33%
Dell 10.00%
Lenovo 3.33%
Samsung 2.86%
Alienware 2.86%
Toshiba 2.86%
MSI 1.90%
Intel 1.43%
Apple 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.50%
ASUS All Series 2.80%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.80%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.10%
Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 2.10%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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