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Retrovirus is a software program developed by Cadenza Interactive Games. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 primary executable is named Cadenza.ReportProvider.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 1.34 GB (1,434,062,550 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Retrovirus come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: cadenzainteractive.com/games/retrovirus
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\tSteam\steamapps\common\Retrovirus
Uninstaller: "C:\tSteam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/227800
Estimated size: 1.34 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Retrovirus

Program executable:Cadenza.ReportProvider.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Retrovirus\Cadenza.ReportProvider.exe
Additional files:
  • Cadenza.Paragon.Network.Matchmaking.dll - ParagonMatchmakingParams
  • RetrovirusLauncher.exe - RetrovirusLauncher
  • Cadenza.Paragon.Content.dll - ParagonContent
  • Cadenza.ReportProvider.exe - ReportProvider
  • Cadenza.Paragon.Tools.dll - ParagonTools
  • Cadenza.AntiVirus.dll - Retorovirus (AntiVirus)
  • Cadenza.AntiVirus.Tools.dll - Retrovirus (AntiVirusTools)
  • Retrovirus.exe - AntiVirusRelease
  • RetrovirusEditor.exe - Retrovirus Editor
  • Cadenza.Paragon.dll - Paragon
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.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
  • Assimp32.dll (by assimp team) - Open Asset Import Library
  • AssimpNet.dll (by Nicholas Woodfield) - AssimpNet
  • AvalonDock.dll (by Adolfo Marinucci) - AvalonDock
  • AvalonDock.Themes.dll - AvalonDock.Themes
  • avutil-51.dll
  • Cadenza.ManagedBuilder.dll - ManagedBuilder
  • Cadenza.ManagedDevices.dll
  • Cadenza.NativeBuilder.dll
  • Cadenza.NativeDevices.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart32_30_14.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.14 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.14)
  • d3df.dll (by ToMMTi-Systems) - 3DA Direct3D Wrapper
  • d3dg.dll (by ToMMTi-Systems)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DedicatedServer.exe - DedicatedServer
  • ForceDLL.dll - ForceDLL
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libogg.dll
  • libtheora.dll
  • libtheoraplayer.dll
  • libvorbis.dll
  • Lidgren.Network.dll - Lidgren.Network
  • Newtonsoft.Json.Net35.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Newtonsoft Json.NET (Newtonsoft Json.NET .NET 3.5)
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • opengl32.dll
  • OpenHardwareMonitorLib.dll - Open Hardware Monitor Library
  • OpenTK.dll (by The Open Toolkit Library) - The Open Toolkit Library (OpenTK)
  • ServerRestarter.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8341DDF5-26E7-4AF0-9948-1E24B700D764}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • Retrovirus.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1ecc71f2-97a5-4467-a6ba-a33d21ec2cf4-5.
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
  • Cadenza.NativeDevices.dll runs as a service named 'Wajam Internet Enhancer Service' (Wajam Internet Enhancer Service).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
  • 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'.
  • RetrovirusLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\STEAMY\SteamApps\common\Retrovirus\RetrovirusLauncher.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Retrovirus?

Quickly and completely remove Retrovirus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Retrovirus 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Retrovirus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Retrovirus.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.56%
Windows 8 38.89%
Windows XP 3.70%
Windows Vista 1.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.22%
Windows 8.1 12.96%
Windows 8 7.41%
Windows 7 Professional 5.56%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.13%
  France 10.94%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Canada 4.69%
  Germany 3.13%
  Australia 1.56%
  Belgium 1.56%
  Brazil 1.56%
  BW 1.56%
  Switzerland 1.56%
  DK 1.56%
  Egypt 1.56%
  Israel 1.56%
  New Zealand 1.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.57%
Dell 14.29%
ASUS 11.43%
Lenovo 8.57%
Toshiba 8.57%
Hewlett-Packard 5.71%
Alienware 5.71%
Medion 2.86%
Apple 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
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