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Should I remove POSTAL 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,126
United States Rank #5,487
Reach 0.0597%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.66 days
432.44 days >
Average installed length: 227.22 days



POSTAL 2 is a program developed by Running With Scissors. 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 x360ce.exe. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 4.65 MB (4,879,604 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of POSTAL 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.runningwithscissors.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\POSTAL2Complete
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/223470
Estimated size: 4.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by POSTAL 2

Program executable:x360ce.exe
Name:X360 Controller Emulator
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\POSTAL2Complete\x360ce.exe
Additional files:
  • Window.dll
  • Engine.dll
  • UWeb.dll
  • WinDrv.dll
  • ALAudio.dll
  • BaseFX.dll
  • Core.dll
  • D3DDrv.dll
  • Editor.dll
  • Fire.dll
  • FPSGame.dll
  • IpDrv.dll
  • OpenGLDrv.dll
  • Postal2.exe
  • Shell.dll
  • Postal2Extras.dll
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • Launcher.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll
  • ogg.dll
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Digia Plc and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4
  • QtGui4.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • UCC.exe
  • UDebugger.exe
  • UnrealEd.exe
  • AWP.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C078FC8B-D568-4CED-8BA1-398EB20EDEF2}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53A5942C-5A7A-4AB5-9C1F-F565B301E40A}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E6D450D-7C08-4DF7-9EAC-AB4C84D93368}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2415797204-3093152915-1379717191-1001.
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.
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Arquivos de\Steam.exe'.
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Szteam\SteamApps\common\POSTAL2Complete\System\Launcher.exe'.
  • Postal2MP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\POSTAL2Complete\ShareThePain\System\Postal2MP.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove POSTAL 2?

You can uninstall POSTAL 2 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 POSTAL 2, 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 POSTAL 2.

Win 10 61%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 61.19%
Windows 7 38.31%
Windows Vista 0.42%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 19.91%
Windows 8.1 19.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.40%
Windows 10 Pro 8.51%
Windows 7 Professional 6.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.72%
  United Kingdom 6.23%
  Canada 4.64%
  Germany 4.13%
  Australia 3.05%
  Sweden 2.41%
  France 1.78%
  Norway 1.65%
  Italy 1.65%
  DK 1.46%
  Russia 1.27%
  Finland 1.08%
  Turkey 1.08%
  Brazil 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.66%
ASUS 20.19%
Acer 14.24%
Dell 11.58%
Lenovo 7.98%
Toshiba 5.48%
Alienware 5.01%
MSI 3.76%
Samsung 3.60%
Medion 0.63%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.12%
MSI MS-7693 3.78%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.77%
MSI MS-7721 2.52%
LENOVO 20217 2.02%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.76%


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