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Should I remove Rocksmith 2014?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,651
United States Rank #6,107
Reach 0.0540%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.04 days
709.08 days >
Average installed length: 372.57 days

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Rocksmith 2014


Rocksmith 2014 is a program developed by Ubisoft. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 Rocksmith2014.exe. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 9.65 MB (10,118,558 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 59% of users of Rocksmith 2014 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: rocksmith.ubi.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Rocksmith2014
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/221680
Estimated size: 9.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Rocksmith 2014

Program executable:Rocksmith2014.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Rocksmith2014\Rocksmith2014.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • D3DX9_42.dll
  • Rocksmith2014.exe
  • uplay_r1_loader.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • AppOverlay64.dll - Steam Application Overlay (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • bink2w32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • hldsupdatetool.exe - Half-Life Dedicated Server Update Tool
  • MiscUtil.dll - MiscUtil
  • Newtonsoft.Json.dll (by Newtonsoft) - Json.NET
  • PSARC.dll - PSARC
  • PSTaskDialog.dll (by Pioneer Software) - PSTaskDialog
  • Rocksmith2014_nocable.exe - Rocksmith2014_nocable
  • RocksmithNoCableNew.exe
  • RocksmithTookitGUI.exe (by Rocksmith Custom Song Project) - Rocksmith Custom Song Creator Toolkit
  • RocksmithTookitGUI.vshost.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual Studio (R) 2010 (vshost32.exe)
  • RocksmithToolkitLib.dll - RocksmithToolkitLib
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • SteamSetup.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • systemdetection.dll - System Detection DLL
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • uninstall.exe
  • uplay_r1.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • ZLIB.dll - ZLIB

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E6D450D-7C08-4DF7-9EAC-AB4C84D93368}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0135D05C-22F0-463E-AE4E-661DC36824AD}' (runs on registration).
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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Rocksmith2014.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Rocksmith2014\Rocksmith2014.exe'.
  • 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'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:18.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001750403%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011011%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006493%
0.015104% average
Memory:253.37 MB
Total CPU:0.3797347844%
Kernel CPU:0.17239688%
User CPU:0.20733791%
CPU cycles/sec:320,631,158
I/O reads/min:26.76 MB
I/O writes/min:4.33 MB

How do I remove Rocksmith 2014?

You can uninstall Rocksmith 2014 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 Rocksmith 2014, 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 Rocksmith 2014.

Win 10 51%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.94%
Windows 7 47.47%
Windows Vista 1.50%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.84%
Windows 10 Home 14.30%
Windows 8.1 14.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.95%
Windows 7 Professional 9.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.52%
  United Kingdom 7.34%
  Germany 4.19%
  Canada 4.11%
  France 3.82%
  Australia 2.50%
  Finland 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.84%
  Sweden 1.40%
  Norway 1.25%
  DK 1.25%
  Belgium 1.17%
  Italy 1.10%
  Brazil 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.39%
Dell 16.86%
ASUS 16.48%
Acer 13.03%
Lenovo 6.90%
Toshiba 5.36%
Alienware 4.60%
MSI 4.02%
Samsung 1.72%
Intel 0.96%
Apple 0.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.63%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.04%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.43%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.13%
Gigabyte Z68X-UD3H-B3 1.82%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 1.52%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com

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Heegg2over a year ago
Awesome guitar training program. I disabled at start up and haven't noticed it affecting my computer at all.