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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,059
United States Rank #3,816
Reach 0.1327%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.67 days
698.19 days >
Average installed length: 366.84 days


1.00.02 0.04%
1.00.0000 0.19%

Metro 2033

What is Metro 2033?

Metro 2033 is a first-person shooter video game with survival horror and stealth elements, based on the novel Metro 2033. The game is played from the perspective of Artyom, the player-character. The story takes place in post-apocalyptic Moscow, mostly inside the metro system, but occasionally missions bring the player above-ground. As a first-person shooter, Metro 2033 features a variety of firearms, some fictional and some based on real weapons, which the player will use in combat. Combat alternates between the player fighting mutants and the player fighting hostile humans.


The most common release is 1.00.02, with over 0% of all installations currently using this version. 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 metro2033.exe. The setup package generally installs about 74 files and is usually about 424.82 MB (445,457,207 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.metro2033game.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\gmfp\steamapps\common\Metro 2033
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/43110
Estimated size: 424.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Metro 2033

Program executable:metro2033.exe
Name:Metro 2033
Metro 2033 Executable
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\metro 2033\metro2033.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F379847F-E7EF-4084-9B2F-B87B28202FA4}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • metro2033.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{97C42901-02D6-46DC-A113-C7241284C64C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • metro2033.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Metro 2033\metro2033.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27019).
  • steam.exe connects to 208-64-200-203.steampowered.com ( port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • Steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:230.39 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00107566%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB

How do I remove Metro 2033?

You can uninstall Metro 2033 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 Metro 2033, 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 Metro 2033.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.40%
Windows 10 11.82%
Windows Vista 1.79%
Windows XP 0.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.69%
Windows 7 Professional 13.49%
Windows 8 Pro 2.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.03%
Windows 8.1 1.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.41%
  Germany 14.64%
  United Kingdom 5.86%
  Canada 4.27%
  France 3.99%
  Australia 2.83%
  Netherlands 1.40%
  Finland 1.34%
  Sweden 1.34%
  Italy 1.34%
  Brazil 1.03%
  Spain 1.03%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Poland 0.90%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.12%
Dell 16.91%
Acer 14.56%
ASUS 13.83%
Alienware 4.45%
Lenovo 2.59%
Medion 2.43%
Toshiba 2.43%
Intel 1.86%
Samsung 1.29%
MSI 1.21%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.73%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.66%
MSI MS-7681 3.51%
Dell XPS 8300 3.05%
MSI MS-7758 2.90%
MSI MS-7673 2.60%

About THQ

THQ was a North American developer and publisher of video games that published internally created and externally licensed content in its product portfolio.
Publisher URL: www.thq.com


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