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NightSky is a software program developed by Nicalis. 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 NightSky.exe. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 6.99 MB (7,326,834 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 60% of users of NightSky come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nicalis.com/nightsky
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Nightsky
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/99700
Estimated size: 6.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NightSky

Program executable:NightSky.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Nightsky\NightSky.exe
Additional files:
  • NightSky.exe
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)
  • soft_oal.dll
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • NightSky.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Nightsky\NightSky.exe'.

How do I remove NightSky?

You can uninstall NightSky 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 NightSky, 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 NightSky.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.99%
Windows 10 37.59%
Windows XP 1.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.09%
Windows 8.1 11.35%
Windows 7 Professional 10.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.45%
Windows 10 Home 6.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.89%
  United Kingdom 7.74%
  France 5.16%
  Australia 4.01%
  Canada 3.72%
  DK 3.44%
  Sweden 2.01%
  Brazil 1.15%
  Finland 1.15%
  Spain 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  Germany 1.15%
  Belgium 0.86%
  Austria 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.16%
ASUS 18.75%
Hewlett-Packard 14.77%
Dell 9.09%
Lenovo 4.55%
Alienware 4.55%
Toshiba 3.41%
MSI 2.27%
Samsung 2.27%
Apple 1.14%
Intel 1.14%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.55%
Gateway DX4860 2.27%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 2.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.27%
ASUSTeK U56E 2.27%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.27%


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