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How common is it?
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United States Rank #6,660
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 158.79 days

Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

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Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter is a software program developed by Croteam. 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 Server GUI HD TSE.exe. The setup package generally installs about 44 files and is usually about 22.59 MB (23,690,305 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 55% of users of Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.croteam.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\serious sam hd the second encounter
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/41010
Estimated size: 22.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter

Program executable:Server GUI HD TSE.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Serious Sam HD The Second Encounter\Server GUI HD TSE.exe
Additional files:
  • SamHD_TSE_Unrestricted.exe
  • SamHD_TSE.exe
  • SamHD_TSE_SeriousEditor.exe
  • 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.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.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
  • Steam.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SamHD_TSE_DedicatedServer.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • GISolver.exe
  • streaming_client.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dinput8.dll
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft® DirectX pour Windows® (Programme d'installation de DirectX - 32 bits)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (Microsoft DirectX-Setup)
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • mss32_s.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • sdl.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • vcredist_sp1_x86.exe - Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F379847F-E7EF-4084-9B2F-B87B28202FA4}' (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 Login.
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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SamHD_TSE.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Valve\Steam\steamapps\Common\serious sam hd the second encounter\Bin\SamHD_TSE.exe'.
  • SamHD_TSE_Unrestricted.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Serious Sam HD The Second Encounter\Bin\SamHD_TSE_Unrestricted.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net ( port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net ( port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net ( port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:135.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
User CPU:0.00009292%
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

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  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.
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    • 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 Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.65%
Windows 10 33.53%
Windows Vista 2.16%
Windows XP 1.47%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.92%
Windows 7 Professional 11.03%
Windows 8.1 8.28%
Windows 10 Home 7.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.57%
  Germany 6.77%
  United Kingdom 5.67%
  France 5.04%
  Italy 4.49%
  Canada 3.54%
  Australia 2.20%
  Finland 1.57%
  Sweden 1.42%
  DK 1.42%
  Russia 1.10%
  Spain 1.10%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  New Zealand 0.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.13%
Hewlett-Packard 19.13%
Acer 16.42%
Dell 11.85%
Alienware 3.74%
MSI 2.70%
Lenovo 2.49%
Samsung 2.49%
Intel 1.87%
Toshiba 1.46%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.56%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.20%
MSI MS-7751 2.20%
Acer Aspire V3-771 1.83%


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