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Should I remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,569
United States Rank #11,089
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.57 days
577.38 days >
Average installed length: 303.37 days

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Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization


Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization 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 main program executable is Colonization_PitBoss.exe. The software installer includes 60 files and is usually about 824.72 KB (844,509 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 65% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/civ4/colonization
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Civilization IV Colonization
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/16810
Estimated size: 824.72 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization

Program executable:Colonization_PitBoss.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Colonization
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Civilization IV Colonization\Colonization_PitBoss.exe
Additional files:
  • Colonization.exe - Sid Meier's Colonization
  • Colonization_PitBoss.exe
  • tier0_s.dll (by Valve) - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll (by Valve)
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-gd-1_32.dll
  • hapdbg.dll
  • vort_dls.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • 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)
  • d3dx9_26.dll
  • d3dx9_31.dll
  • d3dx9_32.dll
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 3.0 SP 5 (MSXML 3.0 SP 5)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Colonization.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D96344DF-92C4-4DAB-A7EF-6B2BBCE5B091}' (runs on registration).
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
  • Colonization.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Civilization IV Colonization\Colonization.exe'.

How do I remove Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization?

You can uninstall Sid Meier's Civilization IV: Colonization 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: Colonization, 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: Colonization.

Win 10 62%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.21%
Windows 7 36.34%
Windows Vista 0.87%
Windows XP 0.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.03%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.99%
Windows 8.1 19.83%
Windows 10 Pro 10.20%
Windows 7 Professional 8.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.82%
  United Kingdom 6.82%
  Canada 5.12%
  Germany 4.69%
  France 2.56%
  Australia 2.35%
  DK 1.49%
  Norway 1.28%
  Spain 1.07%
  Poland 1.07%
  Sweden 1.07%
  Italy 0.85%
  Netherlands 0.85%
  Belgium 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.79%
ASUS 14.53%
Dell 13.41%
Acer 12.85%
Lenovo 12.29%
Toshiba 6.15%
MSI 2.79%
Alienware 2.79%
Samsung 2.23%
Medion 1.68%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.64%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.55%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.84%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.13%
LENOVO 80EC 2.13%
Alienware M14xR1 1.42%

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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