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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #22,885
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.25 days
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Average installed length: 251.93 days

Red Crucible: Firestorm


Red Crucible: Firestorm is a program developed by Rocketeer Games Studio. 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 Red Crucible.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 892.45 MB (935,801,101 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 51% of users of Red Crucible: Firestorm come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rocketeergames.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Red Crucible Firestorm
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/298240
Estimated size: 892.45 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Red Crucible: Firestorm

Program executable:Red Crucible.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Red Crucible Firestorm\Red Crucible.exe
Additional files:
  • Red Crucible.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • uninstall.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • v8.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)
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2CF75DBA-2058-4D92-A7AA-A9F77D63B1A6}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 2.
Startup File (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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Red Crucible.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Red Crucible Firestorm\Red Crucible.exe'.

How do I remove Red Crucible: Firestorm?

You can uninstall Red Crucible: Firestorm 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 Red Crucible: Firestorm, 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 Red Crucible: Firestorm.

Win 10 72%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.77%
Windows 7 26.61%
Windows XP 1.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 38.71%
Windows 10 Pro 18.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.06%
Windows 7 Professional 6.45%
Windows 8.1 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.97%
  France 4.52%
  Italy 3.87%
  Brazil 3.23%
  Spain 2.58%
  Poland 2.58%
  Australia 1.94%
  Germany 1.94%
  United Kingdom 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Turkey 1.94%
  Canada 1.29%
  Czech Republic 1.29%
  Ireland 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.36%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 14.10%
ASUS 11.54%
Lenovo 10.26%
American Megatrends 5.13%
MSI 3.85%
Alienware 2.56%
Samsung 2.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.77%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.88%
HP HP Notebook 1.92%
Digibras NM70-TI 1.92%
LENOVO 90DG0006US 1.92%


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