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MINERVA: Metastasis


MINERVA: Metastasis is a program developed by Adam Foster. 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 hl2.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 287.49 MB (301,452,702 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of MINERVA: Metastasis come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: hylobatidae.org/minerva
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\docmedicat\minerva
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/235780
Estimated size: 287.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MINERVA: Metastasis

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\docmedicat\minerva\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • AdminServer.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam P2P Voice Library (buildbot_winslave01_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave01))
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dmserializers.dll
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • friendsui.dll (by Valve) - Steam
  • GameUI.dll
  • haptics.dll
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • parsifal.dll
  • rdmwin32.dll
  • scenefilecache.dll
  • ServerBrowser.dll
  • serverplugin_empty.dll
  • shaderapidx9.dll
  • shaderapiempty.dll
  • SoundEmitterSystem.dll
  • soundsystem.dll
  • stdshader_dbg.dll
  • stdshader_dx6.dll
  • stdshader_dx7.dll
  • stdshader_dx8.dll
  • stdshader_dx9.dll
  • steam.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_buildbot_steam_rel_client_win32@buildbot))
  • steamclient.dll
  • StudioRender.dll
  • texturecompile_dll.dll
  • tier0.dll
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\sirsammy\minerva\hl2.exe'.

How do I remove MINERVA: Metastasis?

You can uninstall MINERVA: Metastasis 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 MINERVA: Metastasis, 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 MINERVA: Metastasis.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.12%
Windows 10 38.36%
Windows XP 1.26%
Windows Vista 1.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.85%
Windows 8.1 14.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.84%
Windows 7 Professional 6.92%
Windows 10 Home 5.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.41%
  United Kingdom 9.64%
  Canada 5.08%
  Australia 2.54%
  Germany 2.54%
  Sweden 2.03%
  Norway 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.02%
  DK 1.02%
  Finland 1.02%
  France 1.02%
  Ireland 1.02%
  New Zealand 1.02%
  United Arab Emirates 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 16.84%
Dell 14.74%
ASUS 13.68%
Samsung 5.26%
Lenovo 3.16%
MSI 3.16%
Alienware 3.16%
Intel 2.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.67%
MSI MS-7758 2.75%
ASUSTeK U32VJ 1.83%
Gateway FX6860 1.83%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.83%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.83%


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