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Should I remove Prototype?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,220
United States Rank #16,400
Reach 0.0350%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.12 days
711.58 days >
Average installed length: 373.88 days


1.0 100.00%

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What is Prototype?

Prototype is an action-adventure open world video game developed by Radical Entertainment and published by Activision. The game is set in New York City, where a virulent plague known as Blacklight is spreading through Manhattan. Those infected are mutated into hideous monsters of varying form, with an uncontrollable rage to kill all uninfected life-forms and a military black operations force called Blackwatch has been deployed to keep the infection from spreading. At the center of it is the protagonist, Alex Mercer, an incredibly powerful shapeshifter with no memory of his past. Parallel to the game's storyline is the ability to play the game as a sandbox-style video game giving the player freedom to roam Manhattan.


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 prototypef.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 7.78 MB (8,162,733 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.activision.com
Help link: activision.custhelp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Activision\Prototype\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9322A850-9091-4D0E-B252-3E82EDA3D94A}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 7.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Prototype

Program executable:prototypef.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Activision\Prototype\prototypef.exe
Additional files:
  • prototypeenginef.dll - Prototype Dynamic Link Library
  • Uninstall.exe - Activision Uninstall (Activision Uninstall Application)
  • Install.exe - Activision Launcher (Activision Launcher Application)
  • AUTORUN.EXE - Activision Autorun (Activision Autorun Application)
  • Prototype.exe - PROTOTYPE (PROTOTYPE Splash Screen)
  • xinput1_3.dll (by ToCA EDIT) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • prototypef.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{787A031C-12ED-4B9C-9A9C-3CD267D1A7FE}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • prototypef.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Prototype\prototypef.exe'.

How do I remove Prototype?

You can uninstall Prototype 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 Prototype(TM), 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 Prototype.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.45%
Windows 10 21.74%
Windows XP 4.35%
Windows Vista 2.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 31.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.04%
Windows 7 Professional 5.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.50%
Windows 8.1 4.21%
Windows 10 Home 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.94%
  Germany 7.49%
  Philippines 5.27%
  Italy 5.27%
  France 4.99%
  Brazil 4.58%
  India 4.44%
  Romania 3.47%
  Poland 2.91%
  Indonesia 2.77%
  United Kingdom 2.64%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Canada 1.66%
  Malaysia 1.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.75%
ASUS 19.50%
Hewlett-Packard 16.50%
Dell 16.25%
Lenovo 5.25%
Toshiba 3.75%
Intel 2.00%
MSI 2.00%
Samsung 1.50%
Alienware 0.75%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.81%
ASUS All Series 3.21%
ASUSTeK N56VZ 2.14%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 2.14%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.14%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 2.14%

About Activision

Activision is a video game publisher, majority owned by French conglomerate Vivendi SA.
Publisher URL: www.activision.com/corp/index.html


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