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Should I remove Fallout 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,596
United States Rank #5,911
Reach 0.0455%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.36 days
394.27 days >
Average installed length: 207.16 days

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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


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 main program executable is fose_loader.exe. The software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 1.03 GB (1,107,747,415 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fallout.bethsoft.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/22300
Estimated size: 1.03 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Fallout 3

Program executable:fose_loader.exe
A component of the Fallout Script Extender
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3\fose_loader.exe
Additional files:
  • FalloutLauncher.exe - Fallout 3 Launcher
  • Fallout3.exe - Fallout 3 (Fallout3)
  • FO3Edit.exe - xxEdit from ElminsterAU
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • Uninstal.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated!.exe - ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated!
  • atimgpud.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9_SFX.dll
  • d3d9_Sharpen.dll
  • d3d9_smaa.dll
  • 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)
  • dxgi.dll
  • enbhost.exe (by ENB) - ENBHost for ENBSeries (ENBHost for ENBSeries modification)
  • Fallout_Fullscreen.exe
  • Fallout3 - Garden of Eden Creation Kit.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (R) (Setup.exe)
  • Fallout3ng.exe
  • FICC.exe
  • 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
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Games for Windows LIVE Disabler.exe - Games for Windows LIVE Disabler
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • GDFFallout3.dll
  • GDFInstall.exe
  • GECK.exe - Bethesda Softworks Garden of Eden Creation Kit (Garden of Eden Creation Kit)
  • GFWLiveSetupMin.exe (by Microsoft®) - Microsoft® Games for Windows® - LIVE (Games for Windows® - LIVE Setup)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libvorbis.dll (by Xiph.org Foundation) - libvorbis Dynamic Link Library
  • libvorbisfile.dll (by Xiph.org Foundation) - libvorbisfile Dynamic Link Library
  • Old FOMM-640.exe (by Timeslip, Q) - Fallout Mod Manager (Fallout Mod Manager Setup)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • ssce5432.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6F5C632-B749-445A-B2A4-EE5C5E1DE84A}' (runs on registration).
  • Fallout3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED902080-45C6-4C66-9928-C0E48DBC7555}' (runs on registration).
  • fose_loader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5F1CB7C-F1C7-4564-BB85-CDE4F6CE15C0}' (runs on registration).
  • Fallout_Fullscreen.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C346795-163B-4BCF-BA77-C7DAD53029F9}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\steam\steam.exe.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\fallout 3\FalloutLauncher.exe'.
  • Fallout3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

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
ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated!.exe
Memory:3.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0021169933%
Kernel CPU:0.00189101%
User CPU:0.00022598%
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB

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.

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 62.21%
Windows 7 36.90%
Windows Vista 0.78%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 22.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.69%
Windows 10 Home 19.10%
Windows 10 Pro 7.53%
Windows 7 Professional 7.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.88%
  Canada 5.60%
  United Kingdom 3.97%
  Germany 3.49%
  Australia 2.60%
  France 2.27%
  Italy 1.54%
  Norway 1.30%
  Finland 1.22%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Sweden 0.89%
  Brazil 0.81%
  New Zealand 0.73%
  Belgium 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.63%
Dell 15.05%
ASUS 14.02%
Acer 11.55%
Lenovo 8.45%
Alienware 5.77%
Toshiba 4.33%
MSI 3.92%
Samsung 2.68%
Sony 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.46%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
LENOVO 20217 2.61%
MSI MS-7693 2.61%
Dell XPS 8500 2.32%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.32%

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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