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4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #37,645
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Empires

What is Empires?  (from the publisher)

Empires, the award winning Half-Life 2 mod, combines the best of the first person shooter and real-time strategy genres. Fight as either the Northern Faction, remnants of the fallen nation of Jekotia, or as the imperial Brenodi Empire. Players can organize themselves into highly-effective squads, overwhelming their opp...  Read more

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 primary executable is named EmpiresLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 88 files and is usually about 6.39 MB (6,698,329 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 57% of users of Empires come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.valvesoftware.com
Help link: steamcommunity.com/app/17740
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17740
Estimated size: 6.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Empires

Program executable:EmpiresLauncher.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires\EmpiresLauncher.exe
MD5:e7522d9096eeafcb5eee72d2c7f0bccf
Additional files:
  • hl2.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • 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
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • EmpiresLauncher.exe
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameUI.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • haptics.dll
  • headtrack_oculus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6959B5C-D412-4F23-873E-EE46BFE33580}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC260E50-A71B-47A1-A41E-1F3DEA6DD5BE}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E6D450D-7C08-4DF7-9EAC-AB4C84D93368}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • EmpiresLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Empires\EmpiresLauncher.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Empires?

Quickly and completely remove Empires from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Empires 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Empires, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Empires.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 3%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.16%
Windows 10 34.21%
Windows XP 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.68%
Windows 8.1 13.16%
Windows 7 Professional 10.53%
Windows 10 Pro 7.89%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.45%
  Canada 8.51%
  France 6.38%
  United Kingdom 6.38%
  Australia 4.26%
  Germany 4.26%
  Estonia 4.26%
  Brazil 2.13%
  Hong Kong 2.13%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  South Africa 2.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.73%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Dell 18.18%
GIGABYTE 13.64%
Lenovo 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Alienware 4.55%
Acer 4.55%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.69%
Alienware M14xR2 3.85%
PositivoAG31AP 3.85%
MSI MS-7850 3.85%
MSI MS-7821 3.85%
MSI MS-7793 3.85%

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