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Should I remove Evolve Stage 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,270
United States Rank #7,860
Reach 0.0348%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.80 days
277.29 days >
Average installed length: 145.70 days

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Evolve Stage 2


Evolve Stage 2 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 58 files and is usually about 19.06 MB (19,983,194 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 58% of users of Evolve Stage 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.evolveupdates.com/stage2
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/273350
Estimated size: 19.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Evolve Stage 2

  • SteamUI.dll (by Valve) - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll (by Valve) - 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
  • Steam.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B9A080C3-7144-4893-B6E8-913270948209}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53A5942C-5A7A-4AB5-9C1F-F565B301E40A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-284693106-1457385533-720182514-1001.
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 Stage 2?

You can uninstall Evolve Stage 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 Evolve Stage 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 Evolve Stage 2.

Win 10 85%
Win 7 0%
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 10 85.42%
Windows 7 14.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.06%
Windows 10 Pro 32.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.24%
Windows 7 Professional 3.95%
Windows 8.1 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.22% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.22%
  Italy 5.15%
  Germany 4.39%
  United Kingdom 4.28%
  France 3.51%
  Russia 2.85%
  Canada 2.52%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Australia 1.21%
  Spain 1.10%
  Poland 1.10%
  UA 0.99%
  Brazil 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.27%
Hewlett-Packard 16.80%
Acer 15.63%
MSI 9.38%
Dell 8.59%
Lenovo 8.20%
Alienware 5.47%
Toshiba 2.73%
Medion 1.56%
Samsung 0.78%
Common models
ASUS All Series 22.10%
MSI MS-7693 3.99%
MSI MS-7917 2.54%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.81%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 1.81%
MSI MS-7758 1.81%


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