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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,315
United States Rank #6,103
Reach 0.0402%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.31 days
1218.50 days >
Average installed length: 640.23 days


What is Psychonauts?  (from Double Fine Productions)

This amazing 3D platformer adventure, full of brilliant humor, trippy setting, and surreal action, became famous for its originality and excellence of design. Delve into people's minds as Raz, a powerful young cadet at a psychic summer camp. While working on his merit badge in levitation, Raz discovers that someone is ...  Read more


Psychonauts is a program developed by Double Fine Productions. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 Psychonauts.exe. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 799.35 KB (818,538 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 72% of users of Psychonauts come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.doublefine.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\psychonauts
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/3830
Estimated size: 799.35 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Psychonauts

Program executable:Psychonauts.exe
Name:Psychonauts PC
The Most Excellent Game Psychonauts!
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\psychonauts\Psychonauts.exe
Additional files:
  • PsychoLauncher.exe - Psychonauts PC (Psychonauts Launcher.)
  • Psychonauts.exe - The Most Excellent Game Psychonauts!
  • AudioDrv.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs AudioDrv (AudioDrv)
  • isactwin.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs isactwin (isactwin)
  • PsychoPadLite.exe (by Voodooman) - PsychoPad Lite
  • Install.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • cserhelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dx9_25.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dxgi.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • ogg.dll
  • OPENAL32.dll - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • Psych.dll
  • PsychoIni.dll
  • sdl.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll
  • writeminidump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8D3582C1-41C7-41A8-B26C-6621A697867F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
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'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Psychonauts.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Psychonauts\Psychonauts.exe'.
Network connections
  • steam.exe connects to unknown.hwng.net ( port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:267.81 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006968955%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00044949%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00024741%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:76,613,797
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:129.48 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2.88 MB
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Psychonauts?

You can uninstall Psychonauts 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 Psychonauts, 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 Psychonauts.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.55%
Windows 10 11.93%
Windows Vista 2.01%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.36%
Windows 7 Professional 14.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.63%
Windows 8 Pro 2.27%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 1.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.31%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  Canada 5.34%
  Australia 2.44%
  France 2.26%
  Germany 1.90%
  Sweden 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.18%
  Finland 0.81%
  Ireland 0.63%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Mexico 0.45%
  DK 0.45%
  Italy 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.28%
Dell 17.44%
ASUS 10.93%
Acer 10.00%
Toshiba 6.28%
Alienware 3.26%
Lenovo 2.56%
Samsung 1.86%
MSI 1.86%
Intel 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.80%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.67%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.13%
MSI MS-7681 2.13%
Alienware M14xR1 1.77%


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