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Should I remove Half Life 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 306.42 days


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Half Life 2

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What is Half Life 2?

Half-Life 2 the sequel to Half-Life, is a first-person shooter video game and a signature title in the Half-Life series. The game was developed alongside Valve's Steam software. It introduced the Source game engine and, because of Steam, is the first video game to require online product activation. Like its predecessor, Half-Life 2 is a single-player first-person shooter broken into chapters, permanently casting the player as Gordon Freeman. The sequel has nearly the same mechanics as Half-Life, including health-and-weapon systems and periodic physics puzzles. The player also starts without items, slowly building up an arsenal over the course of the game. Despite the game's mainly linear nature, much effort was put into making exploration rewarding and interesting; many optional areas can be missed or avoided. For Half-Life 2, Valve Corporation developed a new game engine called the Source engine, which handles the game's visual, audio, and artificial intelligence elements. The Source engine comes packaged with a heavily modified version of the Havok physics engine that allows for an extra dimension of interactivity in both single-player and online environments.


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 hl2.exe. The setup package is about 3.04 MB (3,184,821 bytes) when donwloaded.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Valve.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Valve\Half Life 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{93300300-9560-43E1-B890-635640466A13}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.04 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Half Life 2

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Valve\Half Life 2\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • Dbg.dll (by Codelobster Software) - Debug DLL (Dbg DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E4504F38-8335-4640-AE96-6C894FBE5598}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Half Life 2\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove Half Life 2?

Quickly and completely remove Half Life 2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Half Life 2 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 Half Life 2, 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 Half Life 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win XP 11%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.33%
Windows 10 30.56%
Windows XP 11.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 22.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.33%
Windows 8 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.21% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 21.21%
  United States 21.21%
  Argentina 18.18%
  Spain 15.15%
  Peru 15.15%
  Colombia 3.03%
  France 3.03%
  Honduras 3.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Lenovo 7.41%
ASUS 7.41%
Dell 3.70%
Toshiba 3.70%
Samsung 3.70%
Intel 3.70%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 4.00%
Samsung M300A2A 4.00%
MSI MS-7885 4.00%
MSI MS-7302 4.00%
LENOVO Lenovo C200 4.00%
LENOVO 7829BP5 4.00%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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