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Sleeping Dogs

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What is Sleeping Dogs?

Sleeping Dogs is a open world action-adventure video game developed by United Front Games in conjunction with Square Enix London Studios and published by Square Enix. Sleeping Dogs takes place in Hong Kong and focuses on an undercover operation to infiltrate the Triads. The core gameplay of Sleeping Dogs consists of giving the player an open world environment in which to move around freely. Sleeping Dogs is played as an over-the-shoulder, third-person perspective action-adventure game with role-playing elements.

Overview

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 HKShip.exe. The software installer includes 36 files and is usually about 10.16 MB (10,656,655 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\SleepingDogs
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/202170
Estimated size: 10.16 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Sleeping Dogs

Program executable:HKShip.exe
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\SleepingDogs\HKShip.exe
MD5:1b137accaa7de26188fcef518642620c
Additional files:
  • HKShip.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • buddha.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll (by Microsoft) - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • GDF.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
  • SteamTmp.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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cdn-178-79-196-253.pmo.llnw.net (178.79.196.253 port 80).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 69.28.145.170 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to cm-04.lux.valve.net (146.66.152.15 port 27018).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to 80.239.194.142 (port 27030).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.car2.Philadelphia1.Level3.net (4.78.155.50 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:655
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average
SteamTmp.exe
Memory:230.39 MB
Total CPU:0.0025027453%
Kernel CPU:0.00142709%
User CPU:0.00107566%
CPU cycles/sec:28,069,388
Switches/sec:334
I/O reads/min:1.77 MB
I/O writes/min:2.18 MB

How do I remove Sleeping Dogs?

Quickly and completely remove Sleeping Dogs™ from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 97%
Win 10 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 96.67%
Windows 10 3.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.65%
  Australia 8.11%
  Germany 8.11%
  Malaysia 8.11%
  United Kingdom 5.41%
  Hong Kong 2.70%
  Singapore 2.70%
  Taiwan 2.70%
  France 2.70%
  Norway 2.70%
  Finland 2.70%
  Austria 2.70%
  Spain 2.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
GIGABYTE 26.32%
Acer 21.05%
ASUS 21.05%
Dell 10.53%
Hewlett-Packard 10.53%
American Megatrends 5.26%
Alienware 5.26%
Common models
HPE-520sc 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1234 6.67%
Dell XPS 8300 6.67%
Alienware M14xR1 6.67%
Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3P 6.67%
Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 6.67%

About (from Square Enix)

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

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