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What is Hearts of Iron III?  (from Paradox Interactive)

Hearts of Iron III (HOI 3) is a grand-scale strategy game designed by enthusiasts of World War II history, and focused on the military, political, economic and diplomatic interactions worldwide between 1936 - 1948. Every effort at maximizing both realism and playability has been made, and an excellent balance has been ...  Read more


Hearts of Iron III is a software program developed by Paradox Interactive. The most common release is, with over 3% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 hoi3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 56 files and is usually about 5.68 MB (5,952,242 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of Hearts of Iron III come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.heartsofirongame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\hearts of iron 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/25890
Estimated size: 5.68 MB
Language: Polish

Program filesFiles installed by Hearts of Iron III

Program executable:hoi3.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\paradox interactive\hearts of iron iii\hoi3.exe
Additional files:
  • hoi3game.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • ggcoins.dll
  • HOIRun.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • lua51.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • zlib1.dll (by Zlib) - Zlib (Zlib: general purpose data compression / decompression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • hoi3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB57AC0B-68A5-4620-82AF-C79C2400BF80}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
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'.
  • hoi3game.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hearts of iron 3\hoi3game.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

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  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 Hearts of Iron III, 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 Hearts of Iron III.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.52%
Windows 10 15.58%
Windows Vista 2.60%
Windows XP 1.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.90%
Windows 7 Professional 11.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.69%
Windows 8 Pro 3.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.60%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.99%
  United Kingdom 10.93%
  France 5.46%
  Germany 4.92%
  Australia 3.83%
  DK 3.83%
  Canada 3.28%
  Sweden 2.73%
  Poland 2.73%
  Japan 1.64%
  Spain 1.64%
  Netherlands 1.64%
  Italy 1.64%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.06%
Acer 15.28%
Dell 11.11%
ASUS 9.72%
Samsung 4.17%
Lenovo 4.17%
Intel 4.17%
Toshiba 2.78%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Alienware 1.39%
Medion 1.39%
Common models
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 4.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.22%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.22%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.22%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 2.22%

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive is a video game publisher that is known for publishing historical strategy computer games.
Publisher URL: www.paradoxplaza.com


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