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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,058
United States Rank #17,426
Reach 0.0083%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.03 days
32.22 days >
Average installed length: 16.93 days

Nuclear Dawn


Nuclear Dawn is a program developed by Interwave. 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 nucleardawn.exe. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 21.77 MB (22,824,021 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 62% of users of Nuclear Dawn come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nucleardawnthegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\nuclear dawn
Uninstaller: "C:\Le Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17710
Estimated size: 21.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Nuclear Dawn

Program executable:nucleardawn.exe
Path:C:\le steam\steamapps\common\nuclear dawn\nucleardawn.exe
Additional files:
  • client.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bsppack.dll
  • bspzip.exe
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • datacache.dll
  • dedicated.dll
  • engine.dll
  • filesystem_stdio.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GameUI.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • materialsystem.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.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
  • AdminServer.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • chromehtml.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dmserializers.dll
  • dxsupportclean.exe
  • engine_xlsp.dll
  • FileSystemOpenDialog.dll - SteamFileDialog Dynamic Link Library (SteamFileDialog DLL)
  • friendsui.dll
  • hammer_dll.dll - Valve Hammer Editor (tm) (Hammer)
  • hammer_run_map_launcher.exe
  • haptics.dll
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icudt42.dll (by IBM and others)
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libmySQL.dll
  • mdllib.dll
  • modelbrowser.exe
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • mysql_wrapper.dll
  • nd_launcher.exe
  • ndsrv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAB6C403-A442-4347-BB5B-AC5060A6890C}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:108.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0002927256%
Kernel CPU:0.00007846%
User CPU:0.00021427%
CPU cycles/sec:226,425
I/O reads/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove Nuclear Dawn?

You can uninstall Nuclear Dawn 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 Nuclear Dawn, 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 Nuclear Dawn.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.96%
Windows 10 7.98%
Windows XP 1.84%
Windows Vista 1.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.76%
Windows 7 Professional 17.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.79%
Windows 8 1.84%
Windows 8 Pro 1.84%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.64%
  United Kingdom 9.13%
  Germany 6.39%
  Australia 4.57%
  Canada 3.65%
  DK 1.83%
  France 1.37%
  Finland 1.37%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Spain 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Italy 0.91%
  Singapore 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.52%
Dell 16.05%
Hewlett-Packard 13.58%
ASUS 13.58%
Alienware 4.94%
MSI 3.70%
Intel 2.47%
Medion 2.47%
American Megatrends 2.47%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 3.00%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.00%
Gateway DX4860 2.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.00%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.00%


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