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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,871
United States Rank #1,962
Reach 0.2114%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.33 days
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Average installed length: 206.59 days


VersionDistribution 0.22%

Fallout 4

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Fallout 4 is a software program developed by Bethesda Game Studios. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 Fallout4Launcher_Original.exe. The setup package generally installs about 197 files and is usually about 25.27 MB (26,497,334 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 68% of users of Fallout 4 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fallout4.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\STEAM\steamapps\common\Fallout 4
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/377160
Estimated size: 25.27 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fallout 4

Program executable:Fallout4Launcher_Original.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Fallout 4\Fallout4Launcher_Original.exe
Additional files:
  • Fallout4.exe - Fallout 4
  • f4se_loader.exe - F4SE (A component of the Fallout 4 Script Extender)
  • f4se_steam_loader.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll (by Valve) - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • d3d11.dll (by ENB) - ENBBoost (ENBoost for Fallout 4)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • dxgi.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • Fallout4Launcher.exe (by Bilago) - Fallout4ConfigTool
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • CreationKit.exe - Bethesda Softworks: Creation Kit 2.0 (Creation Kit 2.0)
  • f4se_uninstall.exe
  • Fallout4ConfigTool.exe (by Bilago)
  • uninstall.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • X3DAudio1_7.dll - Dll loader for Fallout 4 & Skyrim SE.
  • xinput1_3.dll (by Alexander Blade) - Fallout 4 Asi loader (Fallout 4 *.asi plugin loader)
  • f4se_1_9_4.dll
  • AchievementsModsEnabler.dll - Achievements Mods Enabler - Fallout 4 & Skyrim SE
  • FO4Edit.exe - xEdit from ElminsterAU

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53A5942C-5A7A-4AB5-9C1F-F565B301E40A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Power2GoExpress8' 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:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Fallout 4?

Quickly and completely remove Fallout 4 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Fallout 4 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Fallout 4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 4.

Win 10 81%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.28%
Windows 7 18.64%
Windows Vista 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 48.11%
Windows 10 Pro 22.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.86%
Windows 8.1 5.29%
Windows 7 Professional 3.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.00%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  Germany 4.13%
  Canada 3.23%
  France 2.34%
  Australia 2.22%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Italy 1.36%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Norway 1.24%
  DK 1.08%
  Finland 0.89%
  Poland 0.52%
  Belgium 0.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.75%
Hewlett-Packard 12.71%
Acer 11.37%
Dell 10.10%
MSI 9.90%
Alienware 9.57%
Lenovo 8.36%
Intel 1.20%
Toshiba 1.07%
Medion 1.07%
Samsung 0.47%
Common models
ASUS All Series 25.10%
MSI MS-7917 3.74%
MSI MS-7693 3.40%
MSI MS-7850 3.20%
MSI MS-7821 2.34%
LENOVO 20378 2.00%


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