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Should I remove Sleeping Dogs?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,751
United States Rank #20,018
Reach 0.0281%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.30 days
539.90 days >
Average installed length: 283.68 days


Sleeping Dogs 6.15% 0.72%
1.0 0.18%

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Sleeping Dogs

What is Sleeping Dogs?

Sleeping Dogs is a 2012 open world action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios and published by Square Enix. The core gameplay of Sleeping Dogs consists of giving the player an open world environment in which to move around freely.


The most used version is sleeping dogs, with over 6% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is hkship.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 9.7 MB (10,175,189 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\sleepnig dog\
Uninstaller: "C:\sleepnig dog\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 9.7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sleeping Dogs

Program executable:hkship.exe
Signed by:Valve Corporation
Path:C:\games\square enix\sleeping dogs\hkship.exe
Additional files:
  • buddha.dll
  • pandoraclient.dll
  • steam_api.dll
  • Steamclient.dll (by SKIDROW) - Steamclient Engine
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • xinput1_3.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Microsoft Common Controller API)
  • dinput8.dll
  • Launcher.exe
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HKShip.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E0F63A9A-177F-448B-8B91-9E025AB684D3}' (runs on registration).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.37 GB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002048638%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00007759%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012728%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Sleeping Dogs?

You can uninstall Sleeping Dogs 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 Sleeping Dogs, 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 Sleeping Dogs.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 10 28.21%
Windows Vista 0.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.45%
Windows 7 Professional 9.64%
Windows 8.1 6.36%
Windows 8 Pro 5.09%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.69%
  Brazil 4.36%
  Germany 3.99%
  Poland 3.99%
  Canada 3.63%
  Indonesia 3.27%
  Philippines 3.27%
  Romania 3.09%
  Turkey 3.09%
  India 2.90%
  United Kingdom 2.90%
  France 2.72%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  Italy 2.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.75%
ASUS 17.46%
Acer 17.46%
Dell 12.13%
Lenovo 7.10%
Samsung 4.14%
MSI 3.25%
Alienware 2.37%
Toshiba 1.78%
Intel 1.48%
Sony 0.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.97%
MSI MS-7758 4.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.87%
LENOVO IdeaPad Z580 3.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.76%
MSI MS-7641 2.21%

About (from Square Enix)

Square Enix, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.square-enix.com


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