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Should I remove From Dust?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,736
United States Rank #14,769
Reach 0.0217%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.91 days
439.72 days >
Average installed length: 231.04 days


1.00.003 27.34%
1.00.002 7.24%
1.00.001 1.87%
1.0.0000.1 0.47%
1.0.0 61.45%

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From Dust

What is From Dust?  (from Ubisoft)

Behold the beauty of a primitive world, pulsing with life through the breath of a nature expressing its forces at its fullest. Start off with simple challenges of manipulating the earth, move on to timed challenges where disaster is on the horizon, and eventually progress to highly difficult challenges that will test y...  Read more


From Dust is a software program developed by Ubisoft. The most common release is 1.0.0, with over 98% 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 From_Dust.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 1.62 GB (1,741,379,267 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of From Dust come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ubi.com/US/Games/Info.aspx?pId=9682
Help link: support.ubi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\From Dust
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{578485F8-60F3-4C61-9183-0698E581B902}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000a -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.62 GB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by From Dust

Program executable:From_Dust.exe
Path:C:\From Dust\From_Dust.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qtcore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • From_Dust.exe
  • GalileoKernel.dll
  • gdfdata.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2.dll
  • ubiorbitapi_r2_loader.dll
  • UbisoftGameLauncher.exe
  • uplay_r1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • From_Dust.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BC6489D9-D545-4293-B619-8B00D7182F6D}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • UbisoftGameLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Ubisoft Game Launcher\UbisoftGameLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove From Dust?

You can uninstall From Dust 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 From Dust, 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 From Dust.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.90%
Windows 10 23.36%
Windows XP 2.10%
Windows Vista 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.83%
Windows 7 Professional 9.58%
Windows 8.1 6.07%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.61%
Windows 10 Home 3.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.53%
  France 9.48%
  Germany 8.25%
  Poland 5.77%
  Australia 4.54%
  United Kingdom 3.51%
  Brazil 3.09%
  Spain 2.06%
  Portugal 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  Italy 1.44%
  Belgium 1.24%
  Czech Republic 1.24%
  Ireland 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.94%
Acer 18.06%
Dell 15.42%
ASUS 14.98%
Lenovo 6.61%
Samsung 4.41%
Toshiba 2.64%
MSI 1.32%
Medion 0.88%
Alienware 0.88%
Intel 0.88%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.84%
ASUS All Series 4.55%
MSI MS-7758 3.25%
MSI MS-7673 2.60%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 1.95%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.95%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com


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