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What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,053
United States Rank #25,706
Reach 0.0059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.37 days
482.89 days >
Average installed length: 253.72 days

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GRID 2 Demo

Overview

GRID 2 Demo is a program developed by Codemasters Racing Studio. 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 grid2_avx.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 2 MB (2,101,716 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 47% of users of GRID 2 Demo come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gridgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steamapps\common\GRID 2 Demo
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/248140
Estimated size: 2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GRID 2 Demo

Program executable:grid2_avx.exe
Name:GRID 2 Demo
GRID 2 Demo Executable
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\GRID 2 Demo\grid2_avx.exe
MD5:7d6f9d766fb708c00abb0c0c73c50e84
Additional files:
  • grid2.exe - GRID 2 Demo (GRID 2 Demo Executable)
  • 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
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.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
  • bink2w32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9414294E-6485-4C8E-BC94-AA3C840A0ED5}' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:334
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GRID 2 Demo?

You can uninstall GRID 2 Demo 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 GRID 2 Demo, 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 GRID 2 Demo.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 51%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.28%
Windows 7 47.01%
Windows Vista 1.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.64%
Windows 8.1 20.51%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.26%
Windows 7 Professional 8.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.55%
Windows 10 Home 6.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.01%
  United Kingdom 11.19%
  Germany 6.72%
  France 5.97%
  Italy 2.99%
  Belgium 2.24%
  Brazil 2.24%
  Canada 2.24%
  Netherlands 2.24%
  Australia 1.49%
  DK 1.49%
  Saudi Arabia 1.49%
  United Arab Emirates 0.75%
  BN 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.59%
Dell 16.39%
Hewlett-Packard 16.39%
ASUS 14.75%
GIGABYTE 9.84%
Samsung 4.92%
Alienware 4.92%
Lenovo 3.28%
MSI 3.28%
American Megatrends 1.64%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 3.70%
ASUS All Series 3.70%
HP-Pavilion BK169AA-ABA H... 2.47%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.47%
MSI MS-7916 2.47%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L875-13... 1.23%

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