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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,958
United States Rank #11,504
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 82.33 days
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Average installed length: 216.42 days

Hack, Slash, Loot


Hack, Slash, Loot is a program developed by David Williamson. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 HackSlashLoot.exe. The software installer includes 42 files and is usually about 8.59 MB (9,004,160 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 57% of users of Hack, Slash, Loot come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hackslashloot.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\HackSlashLoot
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/207430
Estimated size: 8.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hack, Slash, Loot

Program executable:HackSlashLoot.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • HackSlashLoot.exe
  • steamstub.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • 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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6C1D84C6-B5B3-48C0-BF9B-9FA5F0EF8787}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3314328317-2445795448-462330557-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
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'.
  • HackSlashLoot.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\HackSlashLoot\HackSlashLoot.exe'.

How do I remove Hack, Slash, Loot?

Quickly and completely remove Hack, Slash, Loot from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hack, Slash, Loot 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 Hack, Slash, Loot, 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 Hack, Slash, Loot.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win XP 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 7 63.79%
Windows 8 32.56%
Windows Vista 3.32%
Windows XP 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.00%
Windows 8.1 14.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.33%
Windows 8 Pro 3.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.56%
  France 8.47%
  United Kingdom 7.65%
  Canada 5.74%
  Germany 3.28%
  Australia 2.46%
  Finland 2.19%
  DK 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Russia 1.37%
  Norway 1.09%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Israel 0.82%
  New Zealand 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.41%
Acer 18.24%
ASUS 17.65%
Dell 14.12%
Lenovo 5.88%
Samsung 5.29%
MSI 3.53%
Medion 2.35%
Intel 1.76%
Alienware 1.18%
Sony 1.18%
Common models
MSI MS-7821 3.68%
ASUS All Series 2.94%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.94%
MSI MS-7850 2.94%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.21%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.21%


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