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Should I remove Faster Than Light?

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 #10,942
United States Rank #11,245
Reach 0.0315%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.25 days
626.90 days >
Average installed length: 329.39 days


VersionDistribution 30.60% 0.64%

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Faster Than Light

What is Faster Than Light?

Faster Than Light is a digital video game distributed through the DRM-free GOG service. This game can be run from the optional download manager or directly downloaded through the cloud.

About  (from GOG.com)

FTL's complex strategic gameplay allows you to give orders to your crew, manage ship power distribution, and choose weapon targets in the heat of battle. You will encounter unique alien lifeforms and technology. You can upgrade your ship and unlock new ones with the help of six diverse alien races. Be the Captain you w...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 44% 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 FTLGame.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 156.43 MB (164,029,828 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gog.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Faster Than Light\
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Faster Than Light\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 156.43 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Faster Than Light

Program executable:FTLGame.exe
Path:C:\Games\Faster Than Light\FTLGame.exe
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • FTLGame.exe
  • goggame.dll
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • bassmix.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASSmix
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • FreeType-6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll (by Microsoft) - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • modman.exe
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • unins001.exe
  • Zlib.dll - zlib data compression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FTLGame.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8D65B6E-5C25-4E06-9154-1DD692829C6C}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FTLGame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steamxp\SteamApps\common\FTL Faster Than Light\FTLGame.exe'.

How do I remove Faster Than Light?

You can uninstall Faster Than Light 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 Faster Than Light, 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 Faster Than Light.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 79.55%
Windows 10 16.10%
Windows XP 2.25%
Windows Vista 2.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.48%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.87%
Windows 8.1 3.39%
Windows 8 Pro 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.07%
  France 8.50%
  United Kingdom 7.37%
  Germany 5.52%
  Canada 4.39%
  Australia 3.12%
  Sweden 2.41%
  Finland 2.12%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Poland 1.70%
  Belgium 1.42%
  DK 1.42%
  Turkey 1.42%
  Spain 1.13%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.26%
Hewlett-Packard 16.81%
Acer 16.81%
Dell 15.07%
Toshiba 5.51%
Lenovo 3.19%
MSI 3.19%
Alienware 2.03%
Intel 1.74%
Samsung 1.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.86%
MSI MS-7681 4.32%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.24%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.70%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.16%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.16%

About GOG.com

GOG Limited (GOG.com) is a video game distribution service that delivers "classic" video games through its DRM-free digital platform for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.gog.com


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