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Ionball 2 : Ionstorm


Ionball 2 : Ionstorm is a program developed by Ironsun Studios. 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 main program executable is IonStorm_v1.1.exe. The software installer includes 52 files and is usually about 720.14 MB (755,120,368 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 52% of users of Ionball 2 : Ionstorm come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ironsunstudios.co.uk
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Ionball 2 Ionstorm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/287120
Estimated size: 720.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ionball 2 : Ionstorm

Program executable:IonStorm_v1.1.exe
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Ionball 2 Ionstorm\IonStorm_v1.1.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • IonStorm_v1.1.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • 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)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (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 'Power2GoExpress8' 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 Ionball 2 : Ionstorm?

You can uninstall Ionball 2 : Ionstorm 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 Ionball 2 : Ionstorm, 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 Ionball 2 : Ionstorm.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.52%
Windows 10 46.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.72%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.72%
Windows 8.1 15.49%
Windows 10 Home 14.08%
Windows 7 Professional 12.68%
Windows 10 Pro 8.45%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.65%
  Germany 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  France 6.59%
  Finland 3.30%
  Sweden 3.30%
  Netherlands 3.30%
  DK 2.20%
  Canada 2.20%
  Italy 2.20%
  CY 1.10%
  Brazil 1.10%
  RS 1.10%
  Russia 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.91%
ASUS 13.95%
Hewlett-Packard 13.95%
Dell 9.30%
MSI 6.98%
Medion 4.65%
Toshiba 4.65%
Intel 2.33%
Alienware 2.33%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 4.08%
MSI MS-7758 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite E55-A 4.08%
Positivo Informatica SA A... 2.04%
MSI MS-7821 2.04%


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