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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,920
United States Rank #7,483
Reach 0.0365%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.66 days
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Average installed length: 180.75 days

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Mad Max


Mad Max is a software program developed by Avalanche Studios. 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 MadMax.exe. The setup package generally installs about 65 files and is usually about 32.03 MB (33,582,177 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Mad Max come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: madmaxgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Mad Max
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/234140
Estimated size: 32.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mad Max

Program executable:MadMax.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Mad Max\MadMax.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • bink2w64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • d3d11.dll (by Crosire) - ReShade (Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • d3d9.dll (by crosire) - crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • EffectFragments_F.dll
  • fmod_event64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)
  • fmodex64.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • FragmentBundle_F.dll
  • GuiFragmentBundle_F.dll
  • GuiXvmFragments_F.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • IOFragments_F.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • MadMax.exe
  • madmax_cz_import.exe
  • Mediator.exe - Mediator
  • openvr_api.dll
  • ProfileContext_F.dll
  • ReShade Setup.exe (by Crosire) - ReShade Setup Tool
  • ReShade32.dll - Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit
  • steam_api64.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F6387CA2-7BFC-4121-80A8-8234577DBAF1}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53A5942C-5A7A-4AB5-9C1F-F565B301E40A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3303467098-4222759966-3249612020-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Mad Max?

You can uninstall Mad Max 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 Mad Max, 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 Mad Max.

Win 10 78%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 78.22%
Windows 7 21.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 41.64%
Windows 10 Pro 25.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.03%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.24%
Windows 8.1 4.87%
Windows 7 Professional 3.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.71%
  United Kingdom 8.78%
  Germany 4.65%
  France 3.51%
  Canada 2.58%
  Australia 2.48%
  Italy 1.55%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.34%
  DK 1.24%
  Austria 1.03%
  Norway 0.83%
  Switzerland 0.83%
  Finland 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.95%
Hewlett-Packard 16.39%
Acer 9.66%
Dell 9.24%
MSI 8.82%
Alienware 7.98%
Lenovo 7.14%
Samsung 1.26%
Intel 0.84%
Medion 0.84%
Common models
ASUS All Series 25.90%
MSI MS-7917 4.26%
MSI MS-7693 2.95%
MSI MS-7821 2.95%
MSI MS-7850 2.95%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.30%


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