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Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Overview

Shantae and the Pirate's Curse is a program developed by WayForward. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 ShantaeCurse.exe. The software installer includes 48 files and is usually about 414.62 MB (434,759,131 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 72% of users of Shantae and the Pirate's Curse come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: wayforward.com/games/shantae-and-the-pirates-curse
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/345820
Estimated size: 414.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Shantae and the Pirate's Curse

Program executable:ShantaeCurse.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Shantae and the Pirate's Curse\ShantaeCurse.exe
MD5:a5662aa5407b20f2a30af6cf3c48174c
Additional files:
  • ShantaeCurse.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libswscale-4.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
  • 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
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5D9A3DB1-E89A-4DCB-A473-2FC54C4B53B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1657167574-2869424312-4037138005-1001.
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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Shantae and the Pirate's Curse?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 84%
Win 7 (SP1) 16%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? 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 84.29%
Windows 7 15.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 35.71%
Windows 10 Pro 27.14%
Windows 8.1 12.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.57%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 4.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.84%
  United Kingdom 8.74%
  Canada 3.88%
  Australia 2.91%
  United Arab Emirates 1.94%
  Brazil 1.94%
  Austria 0.97%
  Czech Republic 0.97%
  DK 0.97%
  Finland 0.97%
  France 0.97%
  Ireland 0.97%
  Italy 0.97%
  Netherlands 0.97%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 26.47%
Hewlett-Packard 17.65%
Lenovo 14.71%
GIGABYTE 11.76%
MSI 8.82%
Dell 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
Acer 5.88%
Sony 2.94%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.73%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 3.64%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 3.64%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.64%
Notebook P770ZM-G ... 3.64%
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 1.82%

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