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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,804
United States Rank #4,937
Reach 0.0525%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.81 days
348.32 days >
Average installed length: 183.02 days



PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS is a software program developed by Bluehole. 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 setup package generally installs about 114 files and is usually about 7.39 MB (7,744,284 bytes). 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 72% of users of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.playbattlegrounds.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PUBG
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/578080
Estimated size: 7.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS

  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • ortp_x64.dll (by Mercer Road Corp) - Vivox Communications API
  • Steam.dll
  • 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
  • TslGame.exe
  • video.dll
  • vivoxsdk_x64.dll (by Mercer Road Corp)
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Legacy_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • BEClient_x64.dll
  • BEService_x64.exe
  • BroCrashReporter.exe - BroCrashReporter
  • CoherentGTCore.dll
  • CoherentGTJS.dll
  • coherenticuin.dll
  • coherenticuuc.dll
  • CoherentUIGT.dll (by Coherent Labs) - Coherent UI GT (Coherent UI GT- A Modern User Interface Library for Games)
  • CoherentUIGTDevelopment.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icudtcoherent53.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • PhysX3_x64.dll - PhysX (PhysX3 64bit Dynamic Link Library)
  • PhysX3Common_x64.dll - PhysX3Common 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysX3Cooking_x64.dll - PhysX3Cooking 64bit Dynamic Link Library
  • PxFoundation_x64.dll - PxFoundation (PxFoundation 64bit Dynamic Link Library)
  • PxPvdSDK_x64.dll - PxPvdSDK (PxPvdSDK 64bit Dynamic Link Library)
  • RenoirCore.WindowsDesktop.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • TslGame_BE.exe (by BattlEye Innovations) - BattlEye Launcher
  • uninstall.exe
  • vivox.dll
  • vivoxplatform.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-convert-l1-1-0.dll (by Microsoft) - ApiSet Stub DLL
  • api-ms-win-crt-heap-l1-1-0.dll (by Microsoft)
  • api-ms-win-crt-math-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-runtime-l1-1-0.dll
  • api-ms-win-crt-string-l1-1-0.dll
  • concrt140.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2015 (Microsoft® Concurrency Runtime Library)
  • d3dcompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • discord-rpc.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC00CA45-1860-406A-8344-694C99E1FBAD}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-30861170-2331759260-2506817206-1001.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Power2GoExpress8' 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'.


You can uninstall PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS 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 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, 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 PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS.

Win 10 88%
Win 7 (SP1) 12%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 87.83%
Windows 7 12.17%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 45.16%
Windows 10 Pro 32.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.87%
Windows 7 Professional 3.48%
Windows 8.1 2.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.16%
  Germany 6.15%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  France 2.78%
  Italy 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Canada 1.39%
  Norway 1.32%
  Spain 1.26%
  Sweden 1.19%
  DK 0.99%
  Singapore 0.93%
  Australia 0.73%
  Poland 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.86%
Acer 17.59%
Alienware 12.35%
MSI 8.02%
Hewlett-Packard 8.02%
Dell 7.41%
Lenovo 5.86%
Intel 0.62%
Medion 0.62%
Toshiba 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 21.04%
MSI MS-7917 4.02%
MSI MS-7693 3.07%
MSI MS-7816 2.36%
MSI MS-7850 2.36%
MSI MS-7821 2.13%


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