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Should I remove Proteus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,773
United States Rank #9,655
Reach 0.0246%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.24 days
541.86 days >
Average installed length: 284.70 days



Proteus is a software program developed by Ed Key and David Kanaga. 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 Proteus.exe. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 7.5 MB (7,863,899 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 64% of users of Proteus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.visitproteus.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Proteus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/219680
Estimated size: 7.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Proteus

Program executable:Proteus.exe
Additional files:
  • Tianxia.dll (by home) - Tianxia
  • Wuwei.dll - SDLPort
  • Proteus.exe
  • dotNetFx35setup.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Setup)
  • isxdl.dll (by Bjørnar Henden) - ISX Download DLL (Download DLL)
  • KopiLua.dll - KopiLua
  • KopiLuaDll.dll - KopiLuaDll
  • KopiLuaInterface.dll - LuaInterface
  • libogg-0.dll
  • libpng12-0.dll
  • libpng16-16.dll
  • libvorbis-0.dll
  • libvorbisfile-3.dll
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL_gfx.dll
  • SDL_image.dll - SDL_image
  • SDL_mixer.dll - SDL_mixer
  • SDL2.dll
  • SDL2_image.dll
  • SDL2_mixer.dll
  • SDL2-CS.dll
  • SdlDotNet.dll (by The SDL.NET Project) - SdlDotNet
  • StringTemplate.dll - StringTemplate.NET
  • Tao.OpenGl.dll (by iNSANE iDEA - http://www.insaneidea.hu) - Tao Classic (Tao.OpenGL)
  • Tao.Sdl.dll (by Tao Framework -- http://www.taoframework.com) - Tao Framework SDL Binding For .NET
  • XInputDotNET.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Proteus.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Proteus\Proteus.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0081316006%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00176675%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00636485%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:4.58 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:18.94 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Proteus?

You can uninstall Proteus 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 Proteus, 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 Proteus.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.81%
Windows 10 45.57%
Windows Vista 0.41%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.37%
Windows 8.1 17.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.96%
Windows 10 Home 8.45%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.25%
Windows 7 Professional 7.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.53%
  United Kingdom 8.25%
  Canada 4.46%
  France 4.29%
  Australia 3.47%
  Germany 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.65%
  DK 1.49%
  Spain 0.99%
  Finland 0.99%
  Norway 0.99%
  New Zealand 0.83%
  Portugal 0.66%
  Sweden 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.98%
Hewlett-Packard 19.35%
Dell 12.90%
Acer 10.89%
Lenovo 8.06%
Toshiba 4.84%
Alienware 4.44%
MSI 4.03%
Samsung 0.81%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.55%
LENOVO 20217 3.93%
MSI MS-7821 3.93%
Gigabyte Z87-HD3 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.81%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.81%


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