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STARWHAL

Overview

STARWHAL is a program developed by Breakfall. 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 Starwhal.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 682.52 MB (715,673,202 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of STARWHAL come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: starwhal.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Starwhal
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/263020
Estimated size: 682.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by STARWHAL

Program executable:Starwhal.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Starwhal\Starwhal.exe
MD5:f90c0746e943b691376412e12512da0c
Additional files:
  • Starwhal.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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 (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5E0E9FF4-638F-47E9-824D-50836150CB1F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3033822698-2154317922-2913199275-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove STARWHAL?

Quickly and completely remove STARWHAL from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall STARWHAL 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 STARWHAL, 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 STARWHAL.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 72%
Win 7 (SP1) 28%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 71.76%
Windows 7 28.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.35%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.29%
Windows 8.1 14.12%
Windows 10 Pro 10.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.06%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.73%
  United Kingdom 5.79%
  Canada 4.13%
  Australia 3.31%
  France 2.48%
  Netherlands 2.48%
  Brazil 1.65%
  DK 1.65%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Belgium 0.83%
  Finland 0.83%
  Ireland 0.83%
  Norway 0.83%
  Venezuela 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Toshiba 11.76%
Lenovo 11.76%
Acer 11.76%
MSI 5.88%
Dell 3.92%
Samsung 1.96%
Intel 1.96%
GIGABYTE 1.96%
Alienware 1.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.82%
Gigabyte Z97-HD3 4.41%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.94%
MSI MS-7693 2.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite S55-B 2.94%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.94%

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