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Should I remove Portal Stories: Mel?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,144
United States Rank #9,473
Reach 0.0271%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.14 days
328.53 days >
Average installed length: 172.62 days

Portal Stories: Mel

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Overview

Portal Stories: Mel is a software program developed by Prism Studios. 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 portal2.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 7.73 MB (8,103,747 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 57% of users of Portal Stories: Mel come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.portalstories.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal Stories Mel
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/317400
Estimated size: 7.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Portal Stories: Mel

Program executable:portal2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Portal Stories Mel\portal2.exe
MD5:8e0eb82c374019e0aff83dcc9e459599
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • client.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • matchmaking.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • server.dll
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2CF75DBA-2058-4D92-A7AA-A9F77D63B1A6}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
  • portal2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77F8BF78-E8A9-4883-B815-9E90F1732CB9}' (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_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1115395884-4202608786-179505853-1001.
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • portal2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steam\SteamApps\common\Portal Stories Mel\portal2.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall Portal Stories: Mel 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Portal Stories: Mel, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Portal Stories: Mel.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 70%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 69.85%
Windows 7 29.58%
Windows Vista 0.38%
Windows XP 0.19%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 33.02%
Windows 10 Pro 18.32%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.65%
Windows 8.1 7.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.44%
Windows 7 Professional 5.73%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.98% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.98%
  United Kingdom 7.05%
  Germany 4.60%
  Australia 3.45%
  Canada 3.45%
  France 2.73%
  Austria 1.87%
  Brazil 1.87%
  DK 1.87%
  Belgium 1.44%
  Russia 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.15%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Poland 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.11%
Hewlett-Packard 16.93%
Acer 13.39%
Dell 12.99%
GIGABYTE 12.20%
Lenovo 7.87%
Toshiba 7.87%
Alienware 3.94%
Samsung 2.36%
MSI 1.57%
Intel 1.57%
Medion 1.18%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.32%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.97%
MSI MS-7917 2.97%
MSI MS-7758 2.48%
MSI MS-7918 2.48%
Dell XPS 8700 1.98%

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