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4% remove it96% keep it
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Shank is a program developed by Klei Entertainment. 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 software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 113.15 MB (118,643,178 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 54% of users of Shank come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.shankgame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Shank
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/6120
Estimated size: 113.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shank

  • Shank.exe - Shank (Shank's main executable)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • GDFInstall.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Shank.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Shank\bin\Shank.exe'.

How do I remove Shank?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.17%
Windows 8 41.35%
Windows XP 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.93%
Windows 8.1 15.53%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.65%
Windows 7 Professional 9.22%
Windows 10 Home 3.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.47%
  France 8.56%
  United Kingdom 8.17%
  Brazil 3.50%
  Sweden 2.72%
  Germany 2.72%
  Finland 2.33%
  Spain 2.33%
  Ireland 2.33%
  Australia 1.95%
  Canada 1.95%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Poland 1.17%
  South Africa 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.53%
Dell 15.69%
Acer 14.71%
Hewlett-Packard 10.78%
Toshiba 8.82%
Alienware 6.86%
Lenovo 3.92%
MSI 3.92%
Samsung 1.96%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.40%
Dell Inspiron 7520 2.56%
Alienware Aurora-R4 1.71%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.71%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.71%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.71%


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