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Should I remove Evolve [Closed Beta]?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,364
United States Rank #22,410
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.98 days
270.92 days >
Average installed length: 142.35 days

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Evolve [Closed Beta]


Evolve [Closed Beta] is a program developed by Turtle Rock Studios. 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 software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 129.64 MB (135,935,355 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 55% of users of Evolve [Closed Beta] come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/203190
Estimated size: 129.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Evolve [Closed Beta]

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • video.dll
  • winh264.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{24119BA4-1D08-43EE-BF5D-971EEE712888}' (runs on registration).
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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe'.

How do I remove Evolve [Closed Beta]?

You can uninstall Evolve [Closed Beta] 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 Evolve [Closed Beta], 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 Evolve [Closed Beta].

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.17%
Windows 10 47.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.48%
Windows 8.1 16.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.91%
Windows 7 Professional 11.30%
Windows 10 Pro 6.96%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.33%
  Germany 5.33%
  France 4.67%
  Australia 4.00%
  Canada 4.00%
  United Kingdom 4.00%
  Sweden 3.33%
  New Zealand 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.00%
  Brazil 1.33%
  DK 1.33%
  Spain 1.33%
  Norway 1.33%
  Singapore 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.89%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Acer 15.56%
MSI 6.67%
Alienware 6.67%
Intel 6.67%
Dell 2.22%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.55%
MSI MS-7673 4.11%
Alienware Alienware 17 1.37%
Alienware Alienware 14 1.37%
Acer Aspire V3-772 1.37%
Acer Aspire M7720 1.37%


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