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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,707
United States Rank #11,829
Reach 0.0114%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 48.38 days

Hyper Light Drifter

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Hyper Light Drifter is a program developed by Heart Machine. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 HyperLightDrifter.exe. The software installer includes 56 files and is usually about 951.18 KB (974,006 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 80% of users of Hyper Light Drifter come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: heart-machine.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\HyperLightDrifter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/257850
Estimated size: 951.18 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Hyper Light Drifter

Program executable:HyperLightDrifter.exe
Name:Hyper Light Drifter
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\HyperLightDrifter\HyperLightDrifter.exe
Additional files:
  • HyperLightDrifter.exe - Hyper Light Drifter
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • SDLGameControllerPlugin.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avcodec-56.dll
  • avformat-56.dll
  • avutil-54.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • D3DX9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • msvcp120.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2013 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr120.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • swresample-1.dll
  • swscale-3.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • videoPlayer.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator (TocaEdit X360 Controller Emulator)
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator (x86)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC260E50-A71B-47A1-A41E-1F3DEA6DD5BE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Hyper Light Drifter?

Quickly and completely remove Hyper Light Drifter from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hyper Light Drifter 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hyper Light Drifter, 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 Hyper Light Drifter.

Win 10 90%
Win 7 (SP1) 10%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 89.59%
Windows 7 10.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 58.37%
Windows 10 Pro 19.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.98%
Windows 8.1 4.07%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 3.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.12%
  Canada 3.26%
  United Kingdom 3.26%
  Germany 2.08%
  France 2.08%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  Australia 1.19%
  Brazil 0.89%
  Italy 0.89%
  United Arab Emirates 0.59%
  Spain 0.59%
  Switzerland 0.30%
  DK 0.30%
  Finland 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.20%
Hewlett-Packard 19.20%
Acer 12.80%
Lenovo 11.20%
Dell 8.80%
MSI 7.20%
Alienware 6.40%
Toshiba 3.20%
Intel 0.80%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.66%
ASUSTeK G551JW 2.36%
ASUSTeK N552VX 2.36%
MSI MS-7693 2.36%
MSI MS-7821 2.36%
MSI MS-7917 2.36%


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