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5% remove it95% keep it
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Grow Home

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Overview

Grow Home is a software program developed by Reflections, a Ubisoft Studio. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 GrowHome.exe. The setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 912.7 MB (957,036,263 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 64% of users of Grow Home come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ubisoft.com/en-GB/game/grow-home
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\GrowHome
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/323320
Estimated size: 912.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Grow Home

Program executable:GrowHome.exe
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\GrowHome\GrowHome.exe
MD5:a40dd1e8c40931800d93c4b65ec2e9c3
Additional files:
  • GrowHome.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • v8.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • Boo.Lang.dll - boo - an extensible programming language for the CLI
  • CSteamworks.dll (by Riley Labrecque) - CSteamworks (A C ABI wrapper for Steamworks)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (DirectX-Setup (32 Bit))
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX-Setup
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • mono.dll
  • Mono.Security.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO CLI
  • mscorlib.dll (by MONO development team) - MONO Common language infrastructure
  • openvr_api.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • System.Core.dll
  • System.dll
  • UnityEngine.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (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.
Service
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.

How do I remove Grow Home?

Quickly and completely remove Grow Home from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Grow Home 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 Grow Home, 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 Grow Home.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 75.32%
Windows 7 24.35%
Windows Vista 0.32%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.42%
Windows 10 Pro 16.88%
Windows 8.1 14.94%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.66%
Windows 7 Professional 5.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.15%
  United Kingdom 8.49%
  France 3.30%
  Canada 3.07%
  Germany 2.36%
  Australia 1.89%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  DK 1.89%
  Italy 1.42%
  Finland 1.18%
  Sweden 1.18%
  New Zealand 1.18%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Norway 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.06%
Acer 18.38%
Hewlett-Packard 13.97%
Lenovo 13.24%
Dell 11.03%
MSI 7.35%
GIGABYTE 4.41%
Alienware 4.41%
Apple 1.47%
Samsung 1.47%
Toshiba 1.47%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.39%
LENOVO 20378 3.11%
MSI MS-7721 2.48%
MSI MS-7821 2.48%
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 1.86%
Dell Inspiron 7559 1.86%

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