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Should I remove Hotline Miami?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,616
United States Rank #2,200
Reach 0.2348%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.89 days
575.28 days >
Average installed length: 302.26 days


Steam13.01.13. 0.02%

Hotline Miami


Hotline Miami is a software program developed by Dennaton Games. 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 HotlineMiami.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 291.08 MB (305,224,560 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 57% of users of Hotline Miami come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hotline_miami
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/219150
Estimated size: 291.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hotline Miami

Program executable:HotlineMiami.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hotline_miami\HotlineMiami.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • HotlineMiami.exe (by Devolver) - HotlineLauncher
  • HotlineGL.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavresample-1.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
  • uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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'.
  • HotlineMiami.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\hotline_miami\HotlineMiami.exe'.

How do I remove Hotline Miami?

You can uninstall Hotline Miami 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 Hotline Miami, 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 Hotline Miami.

Win 10 49%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.98%
Windows 10 49.37%
Windows Vista 0.56%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.79%
Windows 8.1 17.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.88%
Windows 10 Home 10.95%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.38%
  United Kingdom 8.61%
  France 6.02%
  Canada 5.13%
  Australia 2.91%
  Germany 2.07%
  Sweden 1.68%
  Brazil 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.23%
  Finland 1.11%
  DK 1.10%
  Norway 0.99%
  Belgium 0.87%
  Italy 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.19%
ASUS 19.55%
Acer 14.23%
Dell 11.11%
Lenovo 8.84%
Alienware 5.07%
Toshiba 4.70%
MSI 3.04%
Samsung 2.64%
Intel 0.49%
Apple 0.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.85%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
MSI MS-7821 3.67%
LENOVO 20217 2.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.62%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.25%


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