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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #3,484
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.85 days
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Average installed length: 183.73 days

Dust: An Elysian Tail


Dust: An Elysian Tail is a program developed by Humble Hearts. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 DustAET.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 1.5 MB (1,568,059 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Dust: An Elysian Tail come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.noogy.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dust An Elysian Tail
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/236090
Estimated size: 1.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dust: An Elysian Tail

Program executable:DustAET.exe
Name:Dust: An Elysian Tail
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dust An Elysian Tail\DustAET.exe
Additional files:
  • DustAET.exe - Dust: An Elysian Tail
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • 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)
  • dinput8.dll
  • dinput9_1_0.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • msvcp110.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2012 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr110.dll
  • PartsWrapped.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • SteamWrapped.dll
  • SteamWrapper.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4695AF4D-997B-4413-8256-8EF413E8BECC}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DustAET.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dust An Elysian Tail\DustAET.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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) 53%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.17%
Windows 10 45.04%
Windows Vista 0.71%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.58%
Windows 8.1 15.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.77%
Windows 7 Professional 9.98%
Windows 10 Home 8.03%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.12%
  France 6.85%
  United Kingdom 5.62%
  Canada 4.69%
  Australia 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  Brazil 1.69%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Finland 1.16%
  Netherlands 1.16%
  DK 1.00%
  Spain 0.96%
  Norway 0.96%
  Belgium 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.64%
Hewlett-Packard 19.08%
Dell 12.98%
Acer 11.88%
Lenovo 7.21%
MSI 4.28%
Alienware 3.64%
Toshiba 3.56%
Samsung 2.93%
Intel 1.43%
Medion 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.56%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.85%
MSI MS-7821 2.71%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.56%
MSI MS-7693 2.28%


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