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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,345
United States Rank #2,021
Reach 0.2703%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.66 days
462.06 days >
Average installed length: 242.78 days


What is Neverwinter?  (from Cryptic Studios)

Start an epic new adventure in the Forgotten Realms with Neverwinter, the free-to-play action MMORPG that combines fast-paced combat with over 25 years of Dungeons & Dragons lore. In Neverwinter, the adventure never ends. With the Foundry toolset, players may design and manage new quests and campaigns incorporated dire...  Read more


Neverwinter is a software program developed by Cryptic 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 neverwinter.exe. The setup package generally installs about 75 files and is usually about 358.54 MB (375,957,868 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 56% of users of Neverwinter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: nw.perfectworld.com
Help link: support.perfectworld.com
Installation folder: C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Neverwinter
Uninstaller: C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Uninstall Neverwinter.exe
Estimated size: 358.54 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Neverwinter

Program executable:neverwinter.exe
Cryptic Game Launcher
Path:C:\users\public\games\cryptic studios\neverwinter.exe
Additional files:
  • crypticError.exe
  • GameClient.exe
  • Steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • D3DCompiler_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • d3dx11_42.dll - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • D3DX9_37.dll
  • d3dx9_42.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Technology Ltd) - Creative ALchemy
  • dxgi.dll
  • Gibbed.Champions.Bacon.exe - Gibbed.Champions.Bacon
  • Gibbed.Champions.FileFormats.dll - Gibbed.Champions.FileFormats
  • Gibbed.Helpers.dll - Gibbed.Helpers
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • Ionic.Zlib.dll - DotNetZlib Library (Ionic's Managed Zlib)
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libsndfile-1.dll (by Vivox) - Soundfile
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • LightFX.dll (by Alienware) - LightFX for 32 bits (LightFX Dynamic Link Library for 32 bits)
  • NConsoler.dll (by -) - Consoler
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCooking.dll
  • ortp.dll
  • PhysX3CommonDEBUG_x86.dll (by NVIDIA) - PhysX (PhysX3Common 32bit Dynamic Link Library)
  • PhysX3CookingDEBUG_x86.dll - PhysX3Cooking 32bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysX3DEBUG_x86.dll - PhysX3 32bit Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • GameClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Cryptic Studios\Neverwinter\Live\GameClient.exe'.
  • Neverwinter.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Cryptic Studios\Neverwinter.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.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

How do I remove Neverwinter?

You can uninstall Neverwinter 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 Neverwinter, 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 Neverwinter.

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 7 60.89%
Windows 10 36.60%
Windows Vista 1.59%
Windows XP 0.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.63%
Windows 8.1 12.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.65%
Windows 10 Home 6.42%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.24%
  United Kingdom 4.80%
  Canada 4.58%
  France 4.13%
  Germany 3.96%
  Italy 2.92%
  Australia 2.57%
  Brazil 2.27%
  Sweden 1.82%
  Poland 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  DK 0.98%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Norway 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.37%
ASUS 15.90%
Acer 15.73%
Dell 13.01%
Toshiba 5.16%
Alienware 4.89%
Lenovo 4.61%
Samsung 2.86%
MSI 2.06%
Intel 1.58%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.34%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.16%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.68%
MSI MS-7693 2.45%


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