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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,330
United States Rank #3,218
Reach 0.1696%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.02 days
384.17 days >
Average installed length: 201.85 days


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PAYDAY: The Heist


PAYDAY: The Heist is a program developed by OVERKILL Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 payday_win32_release.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 48.94 MB (51,319,367 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 50% of users of PAYDAY: The Heist come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.PAYDAY-TheHeist.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PAYDAY The Heist
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/24240
Estimated size: 48.94 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PAYDAY: The Heist

Program executable:payday_win32_release.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PAYDAY The Heist\payday_win32_release.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • video.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (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:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • payday_win32_release.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PAYDAY The Heist\payday_win32_release.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 27017).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025881%
0.015104% average
Memory:57.52 MB
Total CPU:0.0004700060%
Kernel CPU:0.00038533%
User CPU:0.00008468%

How do I remove PAYDAY: The Heist?

You can uninstall PAYDAY: The Heist 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 PAYDAY: The Heist, 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 PAYDAY: The Heist.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.85%
Windows 10 46.52%
Windows XP 0.33%
Windows Vista 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.63%
Windows 8.1 18.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.69%
Windows 10 Home 8.19%
Windows 7 Professional 7.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

49.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 49.91%
  United Kingdom 6.17%
  Germany 5.11%
  Canada 4.65%
  France 3.15%
  Australia 2.90%
  Brazil 2.24%
  Finland 1.62%
  Sweden 1.48%
  Netherlands 1.48%
  DK 1.45%
  Italy 1.43%
  Spain 1.08%
  Norway 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.20%
ASUS 18.85%
Acer 15.28%
Dell 11.27%
Lenovo 7.53%
Alienware 4.02%
Toshiba 3.46%
MSI 2.62%
Samsung 2.57%
Intel 1.00%
Medion 0.50%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.19%
MSI MS-7693 2.66%
MSI MS-7721 2.34%
MSI MS-7821 2.34%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.13%


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