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S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky


S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky is a software program developed by GSC Game World. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 stalker database extractor.exe. The setup package generally installs about 37 files and is usually about 1.64 MB (1,719,600 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 60% of users of S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.stalker-game.com/clearsky/index_en.html
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\STALKER Clear Sky
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/20510
Estimated size: 1.64 MB

Program filesFiles installed by S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky

Program executable:stalker database extractor.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\stalker clear sky\stalker database extractor.exe
Additional files:
  • Affinity.exe (by Microsoft) - Affinity
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • Clear_Sky_Complete_v1.1.3_Setup.exe - Clear Sky Complete (Clear Sky Complete Setup)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • Nemerle.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.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
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2DD56-F00B-4D40-AC0A-2B182C57677E}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (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.
2 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:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky?

You can uninstall S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, 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 S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.27%
Windows 10 39.71%
Windows Vista 0.61%
Windows XP 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.84%
Windows 10 Home 13.35%
Windows 8.1 11.50%
Windows 7 Professional 10.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.69%
  United Kingdom 8.06%
  Germany 6.51%
  Canada 3.88%
  France 3.57%
  Australia 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.02%
  Norway 1.55%
  Finland 1.40%
  DK 0.93%
  Russia 0.93%
  Austria 0.78%
  Spain 0.62%
  Italy 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 17.82%
Dell 14.85%
Acer 14.36%
Hewlett-Packard 12.38%
Lenovo 5.94%
MSI 5.94%
Alienware 5.45%
Toshiba 3.47%
Intel 1.98%
Medion 1.98%
Samsung 1.98%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.12%
MSI MS-7751 4.24%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.42%
Dell XPS 8300 2.42%
ASUSTeK G750JW 2.42%
MSI MS-7693 2.42%


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