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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #485
United States Rank #440
Reach 1.3362%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.22 days
448.97 days >
Average installed length: 235.90 days


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Left 4 Dead 2

What is Left 4 Dead 2?

Left 4 Dead 2 is a cooperative first-person shooter video game and the sequel to Valve Corporation's award-winning Left 4 Dead. It builds upon the cooperatively-focused gameplay and Valve's proprietary Source engine, the same game engine used in the original Left 4 Dead. Set during the aftermath of an apocalyptic pandemic, Left 4 Dead 2 focuses on four new Survivors, fighting against hordes of the Infected, who develop severe psychosis and exhibit zombie-like tendencies. The Survivors must fight their way through five campaigns, interspersed with safe houses that act as checkpoints, with the goal of escape at each campaign's finale. Left 4 Dead 2 is a first-person shooter with a heavy emphasis on cooperative gameplay. The game presents five new campaigns, each composed of three to five smaller maps. In the first maps of any campaign, the Survivors attempt to reach a safehouse, while the final stage requires the Survivors to call for rescue and either survive a prolonged onslaught until rescue arrives, pass through an especially challenging gauntlet of Infected to reach a rescue vehicle.


The most common release is 2055, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named left4dead2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 179 files and is usually about 614.49 KB (629,239 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.l4d.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/550
Estimated size: 614.49 KB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by Left 4 Dead 2

Program executable:left4dead2.exe
Name:Left 4 Dead 2 Dynamic Launcherâ„¢
Launch Left 4 Dead 2
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\left4dead2.exe
Additional files:
  • client.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • 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
  • streaming_client.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • video.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • srcds.exe
  • d3d9.dll
  • stryder.dll
  • engine.dll
  • IniGen.exe
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • addoninstaller.exe
  • adminserver.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • filesystemopendialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • gameui.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • Loader.exe
  • materialsystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • serverbrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • soundemittersystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • studiorender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • unicode.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • left4dead2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4CBB18A0-FCFF-48B0-AB2A-5D757002072A}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • left4dead2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:151.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB

How do I remove Left 4 Dead 2?

You can uninstall Left 4 Dead 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 Left 4 Dead 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 Left 4 Dead 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.42%
Windows 10 41.99%
Windows Vista 0.96%
Windows XP 0.62%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.42%
Windows 8.1 13.69%
Windows 10 Home 8.75%
Windows 7 Professional 8.08%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.33%
  United Kingdom 5.90%
  France 4.69%
  Canada 4.38%
  Germany 3.57%
  Australia 2.12%
  Brazil 2.10%
  Sweden 1.78%
  Netherlands 1.51%
  DK 1.42%
  Italy 1.31%
  Finland 1.08%
  Norway 0.99%
  Spain 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.44%
ASUS 18.65%
Acer 14.79%
Dell 13.92%
Lenovo 7.05%
Alienware 4.01%
Toshiba 3.90%
Samsung 3.11%
MSI 2.86%
Intel 0.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.32%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.30%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.67%
MSI MS-7821 2.61%
MSI MS-7693 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.07%

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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