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10% remove it90% keep it
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Global Rank #22,044
United States Rank #19,610
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 343.56 days

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Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server


Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server is a software program developed by Valve. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 srcds.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 3.87 MB (4,061,437 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 49% of users of Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.l4d.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/560
Estimated size: 3.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server

Program executable:srcds.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead 2\srcds.exe
Additional files:
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • left4dead2.exe
  • addoninstaller.exe
  • adminserver.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • chromehtml.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • datacache.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • demoinfo.exe
  • dmxconvert.exe
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative ALchemy
  • engine.dll
  • fbx2dmx.exe
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • filesystemopendialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • gameui.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • hammer_run_map_launcher.exe
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • inputsystem.dll
  • L4D2_2027_Trn_P.exe
  • l4d2_workshop_manager.exe
  • launcher.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libmysql.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • makevmt.exe
  • materialsystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • mksheet.exe
  • motionmapper.exe
  • QC_Eyes.exe - QC_Eyes Application (QC_Eyes MFC Application)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • SDKLauncher.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • serverbrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4695AF4D-997B-4413-8256-8EF413E8BECC}' (runs on registration).
  • left4dead2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C25FBF8A-FDB7-4ED2-8979-0258D941CF5C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Startup.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • left4dead2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Jogos steam\SteamApps\common\Left 4 Dead 2\left4dead2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • srcds.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\left 4 dead 2\srcds.exe'.

How do I remove Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server?

You can uninstall Left 4 Dead 2 Dedicated Server 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 Dedicated Server, 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 Dedicated Server.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? 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 83.15%
Windows 10 10.11%
Windows Vista 5.06%
Windows XP 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.29%
Windows 7 Professional 12.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.37%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.25%
Windows 8.1 2.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.32%
  Australia 7.31%
  Germany 6.85%
  Canada 5.48%
  France 4.57%
  United Kingdom 4.57%
  Netherlands 2.74%
  Japan 2.28%
  DK 1.83%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Spain 0.91%
  Finland 0.91%
  Hong Kong 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.65%
ASUS 16.49%
Acer 15.46%
Dell 8.25%
Alienware 8.25%
Lenovo 4.12%
Samsung 4.12%
American Megatrends 3.09%
Intel 2.06%
Sony 2.06%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.74%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.80%
Alienware Aurora-R4 1.87%
Alienware Alienware X51 1.87%
ASUSTeK N53SV 1.87%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 1.87%

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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