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Should I remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,131
United States Rank #9,133
Reach 0.0235%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 89.15 days
673.36 days >
Average installed length: 353.80 days

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword


Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword is a program developed by Firaxis Games. 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 software installer includes 73 files and is usually about 3.83 MB (4,019,385 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.firaxis.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Beyond the Sword
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/8800
Estimated size: 3.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword

  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • 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
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.dll
  • Civ4BeyondSword.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Beyond The Sword
  • Civ4BeyondSword_PitBoss.exe
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • CvGameCoreDLL.dll - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 (Game Core DLL)
  • CvGameCoreDLL_DEBUG.dll - Game core DLL for Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Beyond The Sword
  • CvGameCoreDLL_RELEASE.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dx9_26.dll
  • d3dx9_31.dll
  • d3dx9_32.dll
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • hapdbg.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 3.0 SP9 (MSXML 3.0 SP9)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • vort_dls.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2D0DCF63-E206-4860-A881-588AF49578BB}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{53A5942C-5A7A-4AB5-9C1F-F565B301E40A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1644325836-3703884036-2840225829-1001.
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 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword 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 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword, 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 Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword.

Win 10 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.79%
Windows 7 34.56%
Windows XP 0.43%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 24.68%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.78%
Windows 8.1 20.78%
Windows 10 Pro 8.87%
Windows 7 Professional 7.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.41%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.41%
  United Kingdom 6.88%
  Canada 5.00%
  Germany 3.59%
  France 3.13%
  Australia 2.50%
  DK 1.09%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Italy 0.94%
  Netherlands 0.94%
  Poland 0.94%
  Sweden 0.94%
  Spain 0.78%
  Finland 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.02%
ASUS 18.22%
Dell 12.27%
Lenovo 10.41%
Acer 8.92%
Toshiba 7.43%
Alienware 3.72%
MSI 3.35%
Samsung 2.97%
Medion 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.77%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.02%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.87%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.30%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.72%
ASUSTeK G750JW 1.72%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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