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Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty


Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty is a software program developed by Gaming Minds Studios GmbH. 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 primary executable is named Patrician4_addon.exe. The setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 5.06 MB (5,304,703 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 46% of users of Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.patrician4.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\Patrician IV
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/57730
Estimated size: 5.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty

Program executable:Patrician4_addon.exe
Name:Patrician IV
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Patrician IV\Patrician4_addon.exe
Additional files:
  • Patrician4.exe - Patrician IV
  • Patrician4_addon.exe
  • AppData.dll (by Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds GmbH) - Patrician 4 Downloadable Edition AppData (Patrician 4 Donwloadable Edition AppData)
  • AppDataAddon.dll (by Kalypso Media GmbH) - Patrician 4 Addon AppData NOUPDATE
  • KalypsoLauncher.dll (by Realmforge Studios GmbH) - Styx
  • KalypsoLauncherAddon.dll (by Realmforge Studios GmbH)
  • Patrician4-x86.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
  • 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.
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:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty?

You can uninstall Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty 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 Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty, 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 Patrician IV: Rise of a Dynasty.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.85%
Windows 10 47.46%
Windows Vista 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.42%
Windows 10 Home 15.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.56%
Windows 8.1 8.47%
Windows 7 Professional 6.78%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.08%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.71%
  United Kingdom 10.00%
  Germany 8.57%
  France 4.29%
  Netherlands 4.29%
  Russia 4.29%
  Austria 1.43%
  Australia 1.43%
  Belgium 1.43%
  Canada 1.43%
  Chile 1.43%
  China 1.43%
  Czech Republic 1.43%
  DK 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 17.14%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Lenovo 11.43%
Dell 8.57%
Samsung 8.57%
ASUS 5.71%
Medion 5.71%
Alienware 5.71%
MSI 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Apple 2.86%
Common models
Sony VPCF11S1E 2.50%
Samsung RV411/RV511/E3511... 2.50%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 2.50%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 2.50%
MSI MS-7922 2.50%
MSI MS-7917 2.50%


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