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Should I remove Fallout 3?

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 #2,909
United States Rank #2,892
Reach 0.2040%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.17 days
536.06 days >
Average installed length: 281.66 days


VersionDistribution 1.02%
1.7 0.02%
1.00.0000 95.82%
1.0.0000.142 0.02%
1.0.0000.139 0.07%
1.0.0 0.07%

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Fallout 3

What is Fallout 3?

Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios. It is the third major installment in the Fallout series.

About  (from Bethesda Softworks)

The third game in the Fallout series, Fallout 3 is a singleplayer action role-playing game (RPG) set in a post-apocalyptic Washington DC. Combining the horrific insanity of the Cold War era theory of mutually assured destruction gone terribly wrong, with the kitschy naivety of American 1950s nuclear propaganda, Fallout...  Read more


The most common release is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Fallout3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 178 files and is usually about 25.18 MB (26,407,738 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: fallout.bethsoft.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9
Estimated size: 25.18 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Fallout 3

Program executable:Fallout3.exe
Name:Fallout 3
Signed by:ZeniMax Media Inc.
Path:C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe
Additional files:
  • Geck.exe - Bethesda Softworks Garden of Eden Creation Kit (Garden of Eden Creation Kit)
  • FalloutLauncher.exe - Fallout 3 Launcher
  • FalloutLauncher_gv.exe
  • Fallout3.exe - Fallout 3 (Fallout3)
  • Fallout3ng.exe
  • ChinhDo.Transactions.dll (by Chinh Do) - ChinhDo.Transactions.TxFileManager
  • libvorbisfile.dll (by Xiph.org Foundation) - libvorbisfile Dynamic Link Library
  • protect.dll (by Cenega Poland) - FALLOUT 3 GAME OF THE YEAR EDITION (Host Library)
  • protect.exe (by Cenega Poland) - User Interface Application
  • libvorbis.dll (by Xiph.org Foundation) - libvorbis Dynamic Link Library
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • FO3Edit.exe - xxEdit from ElminsterAU
  • paul.dll (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - Product Activation (PA Unlock DLL)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • fomm.Scripting.dll (by Timeslip) - fomm.Scripting
  • ICSharpCode.TextEditor.dll (by ic#code) - SharpDevelop (ICSharpCode.TextEditor)
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - GameStop App (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • enbseries.dll (by ENB)
  • fomm.exe (by FOMM) - FOMM
  • fose_1_0.dll - fose (A component of the Fallout Script Extender)
  • fose_1_1.dll
  • fose_1_4.dll
  • fose_1_4b.dll
  • fose_1_5.dll
  • fose_1_6.dll
  • fose_1_7.dll
  • fose_1_7ng.dll
  • fose_editor_1_1.dll
  • fose_editor_1_5.dll
  • fose_loader.exe
  • atimgpud.dll
  • GDFFallout3.dll
  • GDFInstall.exe
  • ShaderDisasm.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstal.exe
  • xlive.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Fallout3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED902080-45C6-4C66-9928-C0E48DBC7555}' (runs on registration).
  • fomm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7494A9C8-220D-4566-B7D6-35173E931483}' (runs on registration).
  • fose_loader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5F1CB7C-F1C7-4564-BB85-CDE4F6CE15C0}' (runs on registration).
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{AF8CC933-FF6C-49EE-9523-C392F070D45F}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steamxp\SteamApps\common\Fallout 3 goty\FalloutLauncher.exe'.
  • Fallout3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:930 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0220904542%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01494959%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00714087%
0.015104% average
Memory:12.49 MB
Total CPU:0.0091759383%
Kernel CPU:0.00616350%
User CPU:0.00301244%
Memory:37.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0078144873%
Kernel CPU:0.00093840%
User CPU:0.00687608%

How do I remove Fallout 3?

You can uninstall Fallout 3 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 Fallout 3, 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 Fallout 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.92%
Windows 10 29.95%
Windows Vista 3.78%
Windows XP 2.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.90%
Windows 8.1 9.00%
Windows 7 Professional 8.68%
Windows 10 Home 6.76%
Windows 10 Pro 3.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.66%
  Germany 7.54%
  United Kingdom 6.31%
  Canada 4.08%
  France 3.65%
  Italy 3.01%
  Australia 2.68%
  Poland 1.78%
  Sweden 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.41%
  Brazil 1.17%
  Finland 1.11%
  New Zealand 0.84%
  Belgium 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.03%
Acer 16.72%
ASUS 15.90%
Dell 14.98%
Lenovo 4.17%
Toshiba 4.12%
Alienware 2.89%
Samsung 2.43%
MSI 1.69%
Intel 1.65%
Apple 0.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.00%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.15%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.04%
Dell XPS 8300 2.19%
Alienware Alienware X51 1.85%

About Bethesda Softworks

Bethesda Softworksis a video game publisher that produces of a broad portfolio of games in simulation, , role-playing, racing, and sports and its franchises are distributed worldwide.
Publisher URL: bethsoft.com


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