84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Half-Life: Counter-Strike?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #33,600
United States Rank #26,540
Reach 0.0037%

Half-Life: Counter-Strike

What is Half-Life: Counter-Strike?  (from Gearbox Software)

Half-Life: Counter-Strike contains all the elements of the popular online multiplayer game originally built as an add-on for Half-Life. The team-based gameplay divides players into terrorist or antiterrorist squads. Each team has access to different real-world ammunition and equipment, and all players have unique attr...  Read more


Half-Life: Counter-Strike is a program developed by Gearbox Software. 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 cstrike.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 93.88 MB (98,439,866 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Half-Life: Counter-Strike come from the United States, it is also popular in Philippines and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Sierra\Counter-Strike
Uninstaller: C:\Sierra\COUNTE~1\UNWISE.EXE C:\Sierra\COUNTE~1\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 93.88 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Half-Life: Counter-Strike

Program executable:cstrike.exe
Name:CounterStrike Launcher
Additional files:
  • voice_tweak.exe - voice_tweak Application (voice_tweak MFC Application)
  • hl_res.dll
  • hlds.exe
  • hltv.exe
  • hw.dll
  • sw.dll
  • vgui.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cstrike.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4FFE4095-E25B-4121-A63E-AD4C10E73EB5}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • cstrike.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\COUNTER\Counter-Strike\cstrike.exe'.

How do I remove Half-Life: Counter-Strike?

You can uninstall Half-Life: Counter-Strike 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: Counter-Strike, 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: Counter-Strike.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win Vista 1%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.75%
Windows 10 15.07%
Windows XP 13.70%
Windows Vista 5.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 45.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.70%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.85%
Windows 8.1 6.85%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.79%
  Philippines 6.19%
  France 3.09%
  Venezuela 3.09%
  DK 3.09%
  Canada 3.09%
  Taiwan 2.06%
  Australia 2.06%
  Sweden 2.06%
  Poland 2.06%
  Belgium 1.03%
  Finland 1.03%
  Austria 1.03%
  Argentina 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 22.73%
Dell 18.18%
ASUS 11.36%
Gateway 6.82%
Intel 4.55%
Toshiba 4.55%
American Megatrends 2.27%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 3.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.39%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.39%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 1.69%

About Gearbox Software

Gearbox is a video game development company that has developed using a number of existing game engines for various projects, including GoldSrc, RenderWare, Bungie's Halo, Unreal 2 and Unreal 3.
Publisher URL: www.gearboxsoftware.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.