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Should I remove Left 4 Dead?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,162
United States Rank #2,463
Reach 0.1820%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.13 days
387.20 days >
Average installed length: 203.45 days


1.00.0000 0.03%

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Left 4 Dead

What is Left 4 Dead?

Left 4 Dead is a cooperative first-person shooter arcade-style video game. It was developed by Turtle Rock Studios, which was purchased by Valve Corporation during development. The game uses Valve's proprietary Source engine, and is available for Microsoft Windows. Set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, the game pits its four protagonists—dubbed the "Survivors"—against hordes of the infected. There are four game modes: a single-player mode in which allied characters are controlled by AI; a four-player, co-op campaign mode; an eight-player online versus mode; and a four-player survival mode. Left 4 Dead is a first-person shooter. In campaign mode, the player takes control of one of the survivors; if four human players are not available, then the remaining survivors are AI-controlled bots. They play through the levels fighting off the infected—living humans who have been infected with a rabies-like virus that causes psychosis. The survivors are carriers of the disease, so they do not show signs of any symptoms.


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 left4dead.exe. The software installer includes 137 files and is usually about 94.14 MB (98,708,487 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.l4d.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/500
Estimated size: 94.14 MB
Language: Spanish (Spain)

Program filesFiles installed by Left 4 Dead

Program executable:left4dead.exe
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe
Additional files:
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01))
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_buildbot_steam_rel_client_win32@buildbot))
  • steamclient.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • srcds.exe
  • client.dll
  • AdminServer.dll
  • engine.dll
  • GameUI.dll
  • addoninstaller.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • haptics.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • parsifal.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • SoundEmitterSystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • StudioRender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • unicode.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • unitlib.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F379847F-E7EF-4084-9B2F-B87B28202FA4}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • left4dead.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Simon\My Games\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:8.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0004169355%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031635%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00010058%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:216,352
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Left 4 Dead?

You can uninstall Left 4 Dead 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 Left 4 Dead, 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 Left 4 Dead.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.41%
Windows 10 36.66%
Windows Vista 2.56%
Windows XP 1.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.59%
Windows 8.1 10.06%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows 10 Home 9.22%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.42%
  United Kingdom 7.03%
  Canada 3.94%
  Germany 3.81%
  France 3.34%
  Australia 1.68%
  Sweden 1.36%
  Brazil 1.30%
  Netherlands 1.09%
  Spain 0.89%
  DK 0.83%
  Norway 0.79%
  Finland 0.77%
  Belgium 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.01%
ASUS 15.68%
Dell 14.99%
Acer 13.77%
Lenovo 5.26%
Toshiba 4.57%
Alienware 4.31%
MSI 2.50%
Samsung 2.29%
Intel 1.70%
American Megatrends 0.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.95%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.48%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.98%
MSI MS-7693 2.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.26%
MSI MS-7821 2.26%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com


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