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Should I remove Papers, Please?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,627
United States Rank #2,017
Reach 0.2326%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.77 days
494.83 days >
Average installed length: 260.00 days

Papers, Please

What is Papers, Please?  (from 3909)

The communist state of Arstotzka has just ended a 6-year war with neighboring Kolechia and reclaimed its rightful half of the border town, Grestin. Your job as immigration inspector is to control the flow of people entering the Arstotzkan side of Grestin from Kolechia. Among the throngs of immigrants and visitors looki...  Read more


Papers, Please is a program developed by 3909. 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 PapersPlease.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 34.87 MB (36,565,077 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Papers, Please come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: papersplea.se
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PapersPlease
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/239030
Estimated size: 34.87 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Papers, Please

Program executable:PapersPlease.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\PapersPlease\PapersPlease.exe
Additional files:
  • lime.ndll
  • nme.ndll
  • PapersPlease.exe
  • steamwrap.ndll
  • zlib.dll
  • Contig.exe (by Sysinternals) - Sysinternals Contig (Contig)
  • regexp.dll
  • std.dll
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • uninstallgs.exe (by GameSub) - Papers, Please PL (Polonizacja gry Papers, Please)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PapersPlease.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA46C121-0240-44DC-A287-A5EFE6D3C26C}' (runs on registration).
  • Contig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F082F9FD-9203-48FE-8914-C7D26B851ADE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PapersPlease.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\PapersPlease\PapersPlease.exe'.

How do I remove Papers, Please?

You can uninstall Papers, Please 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 Papers, Please, 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 Papers, Please.

Win 10 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.65%
Windows 10 49.22%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Windows XP 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.69%
Windows 8.1 18.16%
Windows 10 Home 12.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.23%
Windows 7 Professional 8.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.91%
  United Kingdom 8.98%
  Canada 5.31%
  France 4.05%
  Australia 3.12%
  Germany 1.66%
  DK 1.10%
  Sweden 1.06%
  Norway 0.98%
  Brazil 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.90%
  Italy 0.90%
  Finland 0.88%
  Spain 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.95%
ASUS 17.79%
Dell 13.11%
Acer 12.83%
Lenovo 8.40%
Toshiba 5.76%
Alienware 4.88%
Samsung 3.36%
MSI 2.92%
Intel 0.96%
Apple 0.52%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.43%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.49%
LENOVO 20217 3.19%
MSI MS-7821 2.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.35%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.90%


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