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Should I remove Fallout 3 - Game of the Year Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,819
United States Rank #1,957
Reach 0.2120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.88 days
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Average installed length: 215.20 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


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 96 files and is usually about 8.82 MB (9,252,151 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: fallout.bethsoft.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/22370
Estimated size: 8.82 MB

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

Program executable:fose_loader.exe
A component of the Fallout Script Extender
Path:C:\users\user\documents\Steams\steamapps\common\Fallout 3 goty\fose_loader.exe
Additional files:
  • GECK.exe - Bethesda Softworks Garden of Eden Creation Kit (Garden of Eden Creation Kit)
  • FalloutLauncher.exe - Fallout 3 Launcher
  • Fallout3.exe - Fallout 3 (Fallout3)
  • Fallout3 - Garden of Eden Creation Kit.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (R) (Setup.exe)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries
  • enbseries.dll (by ENB)
  • d3d9_smaa.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 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).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FalloutLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steam\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

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 10 55%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.59%
Windows 7 44.55%
Windows Vista 0.60%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.70%
Windows 8.1 18.69%
Windows 10 Home 16.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.12%
Windows 7 Professional 6.84%
Windows 10 Pro 6.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.51%
  United Kingdom 7.57%
  Canada 4.47%
  Australia 2.61%
  Germany 1.98%
  France 1.82%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Netherlands 1.07%
  DK 1.03%
  Norway 0.91%
  Italy 0.84%
  Finland 0.74%
  Brazil 0.68%
  Ireland 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.42%
ASUS 16.68%
Dell 12.29%
Acer 11.21%
Lenovo 10.14%
Alienware 6.92%
Toshiba 5.61%
MSI 3.88%
Samsung 2.06%
Intel 0.75%
Medion 0.47%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.17%
LENOVO 20217 2.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.58%
MSI MS-7693 2.42%
MSI MS-7821 2.26%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.03%

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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