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Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools


Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools is a software program developed by Valve. 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 left4dead.exe. The setup package generally installs about 58 files and is usually about 7.52 MB (7,889,795 bytes). 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 63% of users of Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.valvesoftware.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/513
Estimated size: 7.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools

Program executable:left4dead.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe
Additional files:
  • 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 - Steam
  • srcds.exe
  • addoninstaller.exe
  • AdminServer.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • captioncompiler.exe
  • datacache.dll
  • demoinfo.exe
  • engine.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • GameUI.dll
  • glview.exe
  • hammer.exe
  • haptics.dll
  • height2normal.exe
  • height2ssbump.exe
  • hlfaceposer.exe
  • hlmv.exe
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • ihdl.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • makevmt.exe
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • mksheet.exe
  • motionmapper.exe
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • NovintHFX_0.5.dll
  • parsifal.dll
  • QC_Eyes.exe - QC_Eyes Application (QC_Eyes MFC Application)
  • rdmwin32.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • SDKLauncher.exe
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • SoundEmitterSystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • StudioRender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • unicode.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • left4dead.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Steam\steamapps\common\left 4 dead\left4dead.exe'.

How do I remove Left 4 Dead Authoring Tools?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.23%
Windows 10 20.55%
Windows Vista 8.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.18%
Windows 7 Professional 15.07%
Windows 10 Pro 6.85%
Windows 10 Home 5.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.77%
  United Kingdom 10.64%
  Canada 5.32%
  Australia 3.19%
  Germany 3.19%
  France 3.19%
  Netherlands 3.19%
  Austria 2.13%
  DK 2.13%
  Belgium 1.06%
  IS 1.06%
  Italy 1.06%
  Japan 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.92%
Acer 21.15%
Dell 19.23%
ASUS 7.69%
Toshiba 5.77%
Alienware 3.85%
Lenovo 1.92%
Intel 1.92%
Common models
Gateway NE722 6.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.04%
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 2.04%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-D3 2.04%

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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