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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,414
United States Rank #6,603
Reach 0.0478%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.25 days
150.28 days >
Average installed length: 78.96 days

Metal Slug 3

What is Metal Slug 3?

This is a retro PC video game distributed DRM-free through the DotEmu portal.

About  (from DotEmu)

The legendary NEOGEO 2D action shooting masterpiece “METAL SLUG 3” heads out to iPhone devices! Use various weapons and slugs to fight your way through and survive on the battlefield!!

Overview

Metal Slug 3 is a program developed by DotEmu. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 main program executable is mslug3.exe. The software installer includes 58 files and is usually about 263.67 MB (276,479,043 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 59% of users of Metal Slug 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dotemu.com/en/download-game/4346/metal-slug-3-ios
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Metal Slug 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/250180
Estimated size: 263.67 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Metal Slug 3

Program executable:mslug3.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Metal Slug 3\mslug3.exe
MD5:835677f3749fb5d9314079ff7bbf5f58
Additional files:
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • libcocos2d.dll
  • libCocosDenshion.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dinput8.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libEGL.dll - ANGLE libEGL Dynamic Link Library
  • libGLESv2.dll - ANGLE libGLESv2 Dynamic Link Library
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libtiff.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • pthreadVCE2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library
  • SDL.dll
  • SDL_mixer.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5CF0CB3-E390-417E-8504-C707CA852BDC}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2046571130-1472909728-3610515965-1001.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • mslug3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Metal Slug 3\mslug3.exe'.

How do I remove Metal Slug 3?

Quickly and completely remove Metal Slug 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Metal Slug 3 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Metal Slug 3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Metal Slug 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.69%
Windows 10 44.55%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Windows XP 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.42%
Windows 8.1 16.23%
Windows 7 Professional 8.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.79%
Windows 10 Home 7.36%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.60%
  France 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%
  Canada 4.01%
  Australia 3.51%
  Brazil 2.84%
  Germany 2.59%
  Italy 1.92%
  Sweden 1.17%
  Netherlands 0.92%
  New Zealand 0.92%
  Spain 0.83%
  Finland 0.83%
  Japan 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.79%
Hewlett-Packard 17.62%
Acer 13.22%
Dell 12.11%
GIGABYTE 8.81%
Lenovo 5.29%
Alienware 4.63%
MSI 4.19%
Toshiba 3.96%
Samsung 3.30%
Intel 1.54%
Apple 0.88%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.36%
MSI MS-7821 4.45%
MSI MS-7816 3.08%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.40%
MSI MS-7758 2.05%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.71%

About (from DotEmu)

Retrogaming is not dead! Since 2007, DotEmu has allowed retrogaming fans to find and download more than 300 games of yesteryear on iPhone, iPad, Android, PC, Mac and other platforms.
Publisher URL: www.dotemu.com

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