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How to Survive 2

Overview

How to Survive 2 is a program developed by EKO Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 5.31 MB (5,568,933 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of How to Survive 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.howtosurvivethegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\How to Survive 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/360170
Estimated size: 5.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by How to Survive 2

  • HowToSurvive2.exe
  • Detect.exe - Application Detect (Application MFC Detect)
  • avcodec-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg (FFmpeg codec library)
  • avformat-56.dll (by FFmpeg Project) - FFmpeg container format library
  • avutil-54.dll - FFmpeg utility library
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dsetup.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 and 98 (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libsndfile-1.dll - libsndfile-1 DLL (A library for reading and writing audio files.)
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • openal32.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Setup.dll
  • sfml-audio-2.dll
  • sfml-audio-d-2.dll
  • sfml-system-2.dll
  • sfml-system-d-2.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steam_api64.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • swresample-1.dll - FFmpeg audio resampling library
  • swscale-3.dll - FFmpeg image rescaling library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64) - 11.0.61030
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x86) - 11.0.61030
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove How to Survive 2?

You can uninstall How to Survive 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program How to Survive 2, 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 How to Survive 2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 83%
Win 7 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 83.33%
Windows 7 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.18%
Windows 10 Pro 28.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.90%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.92%
Windows 7 Professional 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.41%
  Germany 4.96%
  Italy 4.96%
  Spain 3.55%
  France 3.55%
  United Kingdom 2.84%
  Canada 2.13%
  Norway 2.13%
  Russia 2.13%
  Australia 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.42%
  Turkey 1.42%
  Austria 0.71%
  Belgium 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.26%
Acer 20.93%
Dell 11.63%
Lenovo 11.63%
ASUS 11.63%
Alienware 4.65%
GIGABYTE 4.65%
Toshiba 2.33%
MSI 2.33%
Medion 2.33%
Apple 2.33%
American Megatrends 2.33%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.39%
Dell XPS 8900 2.53%
MSI MS-7817 2.53%
ASUSTeK GL502VSK 2.53%
Gigabyte H87-HD3 2.53%
Gigabyte Z87-D3HP 2.53%

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