84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove No Man's Sky?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
What do people think about it?
Be the first to rate (click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #13,758
United States Rank #8,978
Reach 0.0220%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.28 days
404.82 days >
Average installed length: 212.70 days

Other programs by Hello Games

No Man's Sky

Remove No Man's Sky
Powered by Reason Antivirus


No Man's Sky is a software program developed by Hello Games. 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 No Man's Sky.exe. The setup package generally installs about 105 files and is usually about 2.59 MB (2,711,683 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. 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 70% of users of No Man's Sky come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.no-mans-sky.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man's Sky
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/275850
Estimated size: 2.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by No Man's Sky

Program executable:No Man's Sky.exe
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\No Man's Sky\No Man's Sky.exe
Additional files:
  • NMS.exe - No Man's Sky
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libSceFios2.dll
  • steam_api64.dll - Steam Client API
  • v8.dll
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • amd_ags_x64.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD GPU Services Library
  • archive.dll
  • boost_python-vc120-mt-1_56.dll
  • Castle.Core.dll (by Castle Project) - Castle.Core (Castle.Core 3.3.3 for .NETFramework v3.5)
  • ChinhDo.Transactions.dll (by Chinh Do) - ChinhDo.Transactions.TxFileManager
  • Commanding.dll (by Black Tree Gaming) - Commanding (Nexus Mod Manager - Commanding Pattern)
  • 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)
  • dxgi.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • GamebryoBase.dll (by Black Tree Gaming) - GamebryoBase (Nexus Mod Manager - Gamebryo Base Module)
  • Gula_500.dll
  • helper.exe
  • hook.dll (by Tannin) - Mod Organizer (Mod Organizer OverlayFS)
  • ICSharpCode.TextEditor.dll (by ic#code) - SharpDevelop (ICSharpCode.TextEditor)
  • icudt53.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin53.dll (by The ICU Project) - ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc53.dll - ICU Common DLL
  • libav_h264-56.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)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (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-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
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 No Man's Sky?

Quickly and completely remove No Man's Sky from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall No Man's Sky 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 No Man's Sky, 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 No Man's Sky.

Win 10 92%
Win 7 (SP1) 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 91.57%
Windows 7 8.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 51.29%
Windows 10 Pro 29.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.28%
Windows 8.1 3.28%
Windows 7 Professional 2.58%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.44%
  United Kingdom 6.79%
  Germany 3.39%
  France 3.39%
  Canada 2.42%
  Italy 1.78%
  Belgium 1.29%
  DK 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Norway 0.97%
  Switzerland 0.81%
  Australia 0.65%
  Hong Kong 0.65%
  Austria 0.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 36.09%
Hewlett-Packard 12.03%
Acer 11.28%
Alienware 10.53%
Dell 9.02%
MSI 7.52%
Lenovo 3.76%
Medion 2.26%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.24%
MSI MS-7850 3.45%
MSI MS-7693 2.46%
MSI MS-7978 2.46%
ASUSTeK G751JT 1.97%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.97%


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.