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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,572
United States Rank #5,661
Reach 0.0548%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 60.04 days
291.80 days >
Average installed length: 153.32 days

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FINAL FANTASY VIII is a program developed by Square Enix. 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 84 files and is usually about 1.6 GB (1,716,937,623 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of FINAL FANTASY VIII come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ffviiipc.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY VIII
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/39150
Estimated size: 1.6 GB

Program filesFiles installed by FINAL FANTASY VIII

  • Chocobo_FR_IT_DE_ES.exe - FINAL FANTASY VIII for PC
  • FF8_ES.exe
  • FF8_FR.exe
  • d3d9Callback.dll
  • FF8_Launcher.exe
  • RaW.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • d3d9.dll
  • FF8_EN.exe
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink (Bink Video)
  • Chocobo_EN.exe
  • 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)
  • ddraw.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • eax.dll (by Creative Technology Ltd) - EAX Unified
  • EAXUnified.exe (by InstallShield Software) - PackageForTheWeb Stub
  • FF8.exe
  • FF8_DE.exe
  • FF8_IT.exe
  • FF8_Ultra_Launcher.exe
  • FF8+.exe
  • ff8-Djiai.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libssl32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Lunatic Pandora Installer.exe (by McindusMods) - Lunatic Pandora (Lunatic Pandora Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C078FC8B-D568-4CED-8BA1-398EB20EDEF2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2415797204-3093152915-1379717191-1001.
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:\Arquivos de\Steam.exe'.


You can uninstall FINAL FANTASY VIII 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 FINAL FANTASY VIII, 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 FINAL FANTASY VIII.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.18%
Windows 10 48.89%
Windows Vista 0.83%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.08%
Windows 10 Home 15.38%
Windows 8.1 13.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.88%
Windows 7 Professional 8.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.36%
  United Kingdom 6.91%
  France 5.80%
  Canada 4.40%
  Germany 3.77%
  Australia 2.09%
  Italy 1.89%
  Finland 1.54%
  Sweden 1.33%
  Norway 1.12%
  Spain 1.05%
  Brazil 0.98%
  Netherlands 0.63%
  Ireland 0.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.90%
ASUS 18.10%
Dell 14.14%
Acer 12.93%
Alienware 6.38%
Lenovo 5.86%
Toshiba 4.83%
MSI 3.10%
Medion 0.69%
Samsung 0.69%
Apple 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.21%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 2.81%
MSI MS-7917 2.81%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.53%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.53%

About (from Square Enix)

Square Enix, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.square-enix.com


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