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Shadow Man


Shadow Man is a software program developed by Acclaim Studios Teeside. 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 setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.14 MB (1,194,797 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 62% of users of Shadow Man come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nightdivestudios.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam2\steamapps\common\ShadowMan
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam2\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/251770
Estimated size: 1.14 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shadow Man

  • Mss16.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • CMS16.DLL
  • cms32_95.dll
  • CMS32_NT.DLL
  • D3DConfigUtility.exe
  • Shadowman.exe
  • dsetup.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® 95 and 98 (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup16.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 16-bit piece
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Shadowman.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\ShadowMan\Shadowman.exe'.
  • D3DConfigUtility.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\ShadowMan\D3DConfigUtility.exe'.

How do I remove Shadow Man?

You can uninstall Shadow Man 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 Shadow Man, 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 Shadow Man.

Win 10 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 53.73%
Windows 7 41.79%
Windows XP 2.99%
Windows Vista 1.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.42%
Windows 10 Home 16.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.93%
Windows 8.1 14.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.43%
Windows 7 Professional 7.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.73%
  United Kingdom 11.11%
  France 6.17%
  Canada 3.70%
  Spain 2.47%
  Netherlands 2.47%
  Germany 2.47%
  Chile 1.23%
  Norway 1.23%
  Switzerland 1.23%
  Finland 1.23%
  Australia 1.23%
  New Zealand 1.23%
  DK 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.62%
Acer 21.62%
Dell 18.92%
Hewlett-Packard 5.41%
Alienware 5.41%
Lenovo 5.41%
Sony 2.70%
Samsung 2.70%
MSI 2.70%
Medion 2.70%
Intel 2.70%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 5.13%
Dell Inspiron 3847 5.13%
MSI MS-7821 5.13%
Alienware Alienware X51 R... 5.13%
ZOOSTORM 7200-5056A 2.56%
Sony SVF15N17CXB 2.56%


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