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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 #2,322
United States Rank #1,687
Reach 0.2730%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.62 days
608.37 days >
Average installed length: 319.65 days


1.3.1 0.02%
1.2.2 0.06%
1.2.1 0.04%
1.1.3 0.02%
1.1.2 0.02%
1.1 0.02%
1.0.5. 1028 build 0.04% 0.06%
1.0 0.63%
0.90 0.39%
0.24 0.32%
0.23 0.43%
0.22 1.12%
0.20 0.02%

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Kerbal Space Program


Kerbal Space Program is a program developed by Squad. The most used version is 1.0, with over 1% of all installations currently using this version. 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 KSP.exe. The software installer includes 79 files and is usually about 562.5 KB (576,000 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 65% of users of Kerbal Space Program come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: kerbalspaceprogram.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\My Documents\Steam\steamapps\common\Kerbal Space Program
Uninstaller: "C:\My Documents\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/220200
Estimated size: 562.5 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Kerbal Space Program

Program executable:KSP.exe
Path:C:\My Documents\Steam\steamapps\common\Kerbal Space Program\KSP.exe
Additional files:
  • KSP.exe
  • Launcher.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • KSP_x64.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
  • 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
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • KLFClient.exe - KLFClient
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • Uninstall.exe - Actual Uninstaller (Uninstaller)
  • video.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • KSP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8630F816-055F-4BFD-A467-E2D5B594E896}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • KSP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Kerbal Space Program\KSP.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:150.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024978529%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116950%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,644,115
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:163.79 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Kerbal Space Program?

You can uninstall Kerbal Space Program 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 Kerbal Space Program, 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 Kerbal Space Program.

Automatically starts? 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 52.47%
Windows 7 46.90%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.30%
Windows 8.1 17.28%
Windows 10 Home 14.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.08%
Windows 7 Professional 8.46%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.89%
  United Kingdom 8.40%
  Canada 4.73%
  Australia 2.96%
  France 2.88%
  Germany 2.13%
  Netherlands 1.61%
  DK 1.47%
  Norway 1.42%
  Sweden 1.24%
  Finland 0.83%
  New Zealand 0.63%
  Belgium 0.59%
  Ireland 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.76%
ASUS 17.33%
Dell 14.34%
Acer 11.95%
Lenovo 8.52%
Alienware 5.42%
Toshiba 4.74%
MSI 3.77%
Samsung 1.94%
Intel 0.86%
Medion 0.67%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.46%
MSI MS-7821 3.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.18%
LENOVO 20217 2.66%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.08%
MSI MS-7693 2.08%


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