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What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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Global Rank #9,402
United States Rank #6,450
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 522.85 days

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Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

What is Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition?

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. Fallout 3 takes place in the year 2277, 36 years after the setting of Fallout 2 and 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse that devastated the game's world in a future where international conflicts between the USA and China culminated in a Sino-American war in 2077.

About  (from Bethesda Softworks)

With Fallout 3 Game of the Year edition, experience the most acclaimed game of 2008 like never before. Create a character of your choosing and descend into an awe inspiring, post-apocalyptic world where every minute is a fight for survival. Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition includes the original game as well as all fi...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 Fallout3.exe. The software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 9.38 MB (9,833,621 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: fallout.bethsoft.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/22370
Estimated size: 9.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition

Program executable:Fallout3.exe
Name:Fallout 3
Signed by:ZeniMax Media Inc.
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty\Fallout3.exe
Additional files:
  • FalloutLauncher.exe - Fallout 3 Launcher
  • Fallout3.exe - Fallout 3 (Fallout3)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • FO3Edit.exe - xxEdit from ElminsterAU
  • fose_1_7.dll - fose (A component of the Fallout Script Extender)
  • fose_1_7ng.dll
  • fose_editor_1_5.dll
  • fose_loader.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xlive.dll
  • ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated!.exe - ArchiveInvalidation Invalidated!
  • binkw32.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9_smaa.dll
  • d3d9SWFX.dll
  • d3d9xx.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DMN-Uninst.NMC.TPA.Win32.exe - DAEMON's Uninstaller for NMC's Texture Pack
  • dxgi.dll
  • enbhost.exe (by ENB) - ENBHost for ENBSeries (ENBHost for ENBSeries modification)
  • ENBInjector.exe - ENBInjector for ENBSeries (ENBInjector for ENBSeries modification)
  • enbseries.dll
  • F3GOTYCTv2.1.exe
  • F3SGM.exe
  • Fallout_Fullscreen.exe
  • Fallout3_1.7_German.exe (by Pocket Soft) - RTPatch (RTPatch Executable)
  • Games for Windows LIVE Disabler.exe - Games for Windows LIVE Disabler
  • 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)
  • JoshNZFOSE.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • MaximizedWindow.exe
  • New FOMM-640-0-13-21.exe (by Q, Timeslip) - Fallout Mod Manager (Fallout Mod Manager Setup)
  • ssce5432.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine for Windows (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • Uninstal.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{56A76F35-6922-45DF-938A-F0BED0EE9F98}' (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 '{E8E33636-FB9A-447A-845A-C2D84AE669A6}' (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 '{CAB6C403-A442-4347-BB5B-AC5060A6890C}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steam\SteamApps\common\Fallout 3 goty\FalloutLauncher.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Jeux\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Fallout3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Bethesda Softworks\Fallout 3\Fallout3.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

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:231.68 MB
Total CPU:0.0002670589%
Kernel CPU:0.00021297%
User CPU:0.00005409%
CPU cycles/sec:59,068,153
I/O reads/min:7.28 MB
I/O writes/min:7.94 MB
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB

How do I remove Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition?

You can uninstall Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition 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 - Game of the Year Edition, 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 - Game of the Year Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.78%
Windows 10 12.28%
Windows Vista 1.79%
Windows XP 1.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.47%
Windows 7 Professional 12.36%
Windows 10 Home 2.57%
Windows 8.1 2.19%
Windows 8 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.53%
  Canada 6.07%
  United Kingdom 5.88%
  Australia 2.99%
  France 2.24%
  Germany 2.15%
  Sweden 1.03%
  Brazil 0.93%
  Netherlands 0.93%
  Norway 0.84%
  Japan 0.84%
  DK 0.84%
  Finland 0.65%
  Ireland 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.83%
Dell 15.78%
Acer 12.21%
ASUS 10.69%
Alienware 5.34%
Toshiba 3.56%
Samsung 3.05%
Lenovo 2.80%
Intel 2.54%
MSI 1.53%
Apple 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.75%
Dell XPS 8300 3.83%
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.45%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.45%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.45%
MSI MS-7673 2.68%

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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