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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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Quake is a software program developed by id Software. 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 setup package generally installs about 103 files and is usually about 127.29 MB (133,475,297 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 69% of users of Quake come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.idsoftware.com/games/quake/quake
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Quake
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/2310
Estimated size: 127.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Quake

  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • libcurl-4.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • darkplaces.exe (by Forest Hale Digital Services) - DarkPlaces (DarkPlaces Game Engine)
  • darkplaces-sdl.exe (by Forest Hale Digital Services)
  • zlib1.dll - ZLib.DLL (zlib data compression and ZIP file I/O library)
  • glquake.exe
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libmodplug-0.dll
  • libogg-0.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • libtheora.dll
  • libtheora-0.dll
  • libtheoradec-1.dll
  • libtheoraenc-1.dll
  • libvorbis-0.dll
  • libvorbisenc-2.dll
  • libvorbisfile-3.dll
  • quakespasm.exe
  • vorbisenc.dll
  • Winquake.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Winquake.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77040C23-4B2D-4B8E-BC95-866A25C97B0A}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Winquake.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Quake\Winquake.exe'.
  • Glquake.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Quake\Glquake.exe'.

How do I remove Quake?

You can uninstall Quake 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 Quake, 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 Quake.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.64%
Windows 10 42.28%
Windows XP 0.81%
Windows Vista 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.28%
Windows 10 Home 13.28%
Windows 7 Professional 10.30%
Windows 8.1 8.40%
Windows 10 Pro 6.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.53%
  United Kingdom 6.97%
  Canada 3.98%
  France 3.78%
  Australia 2.79%
  Finland 2.19%
  Brazil 1.59%
  Norway 1.39%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.00%
  Germany 1.00%
  DK 0.80%
  Italy 0.80%
  New Zealand 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.92%
Dell 17.34%
Hewlett-Packard 17.34%
Acer 8.09%
Alienware 7.51%
Toshiba 5.78%
Lenovo 4.05%
MSI 2.31%
Intel 2.31%
Apple 1.16%
Samsung 1.16%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.25%
Alienware Alienware X51 3.13%
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.13%
ASUSTeK G750JW 2.34%
Alienware Alienware 17 2.34%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.56%

Publisher URL: www.idsoftware.com


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