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What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,359
United States Rank #16,742
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 59.69 days
224.37 days >
Average installed length: 117.89 days

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Half-Life 2: Demo

What is Half-Life 2: Demo?

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.

Overview

It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 hl2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 105 files and is usually about 243.95 MB (255,801,101 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.half-life2.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\buc80lions\half-life 2 demo
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/219
Estimated size: 243.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life 2: Demo

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\buc80lions\half-life 2 demo\hl2.exe
MD5:f718e721bf784a4f39bb344c4425f70a
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam P2P Voice Library ([email protected]))
  • friendsui.dll - Steam
  • AdminServer.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avcodec-53.dll
  • avformat-53.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_filequeue.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • client.dll
  • commedit.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected])
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dmxedit.exe
  • elementviewer.exe
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Stdio.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - gameoverlayui.exe ([email protected])
  • GameUI.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • haptics.dll
  • headtrack_oculus.dll
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others)
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libsasl.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • mksheet.exe
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • parsifal.dll
  • pet.dll
  • rdmwin32.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEF1DB47-50B0-41ED-A857-75E55BF03409}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (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.
  • 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
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal\hl2.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:194
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Half-Life 2: Demo?

You can uninstall Half-Life 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 Half-Life 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 Half-Life 2: Demo.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.86%
Windows 10 37.74%
Windows Vista 3.14%
Windows XP 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.22%
Windows 8.1 16.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.32%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.03%
Windows 10 Home 4.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.97%
  Canada 4.59%
  Australia 3.67%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  Germany 2.29%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Sweden 1.83%
  Spain 1.38%
  Finland 1.38%
  France 1.38%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  New Zealand 1.38%
  BG 0.92%
  Italy 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.63%
Dell 19.39%
Acer 14.29%
ASUS 10.20%
Lenovo 8.16%
GIGABYTE 4.08%
Toshiba 4.08%
Alienware 3.06%
Intel 2.04%
Medion 2.04%
Apple 1.02%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
ASUS All Series 4.35%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.74%
Dell XPS 8500 1.74%
Dell XPS 8300 1.74%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.74%

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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