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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,360
United States Rank #3,532
Reach 0.1238%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.47 days
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Average installed length: 187.79 days

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Source SDK Base 2006

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Overview

Source SDK Base 2006 is a program developed by Valve. 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 hl2.exe. The software installer includes 92 files and is usually about 58.84 MB (61,701,943 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Source SDK Base 2006 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: developer.valvesoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\sparky240869\source sdk base
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/215
Estimated size: 58.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Source SDK Base 2006

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\sparky240869\source sdk base\hl2.exe
MD5:7c271bbd974c760f516f1c9f9b61e0f2
Additional files:
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • video.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • avutil-51.dll
  • libav_h264-55.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • AdminServer.dll
  • avutil-50.dll
  • bsppack.dll
  • bugreporter.dll
  • bugreporter_public.dll
  • client.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)
  • datacache.dll
  • datamodel.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dmserializers.dll
  • engine.dll
  • FileSystem_Steam.dll
  • friendsui.dll
  • GameUI.dll
  • haptics.dll
  • inputsystem.dll
  • launcher.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • MaterialSystem.dll
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • mss32_s.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • parsifal.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F379847F-E7EF-4084-9B2F-B87B28202FA4}' (runs on registration).
  • hl2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7A6F2F2-CCC9-48F1-AF3F-54FDCB0EE4BB}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • 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.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • hl2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Counter-Strike Source\hl2.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com (96.7.41.160 port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to 208.78.164.14 (port 27018).
  • Steam.exe connects to 65.119.212.110 (port 27019).
  • Steam.exe connects to 146.66.155.9 (port 27017).
  • SteamTmp.exe connects to PROGRESS-TE.edge3.NewYork1.Level3.net (4.26.35.154 port 27031).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Steam.exe
Memory:151.98 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00023506%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:374
70 average
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB
105.02 KB average
GameOverlayUI.exe
Memory:21.35 MB
Total CPU:0.0004747990%
Kernel CPU:0.00032078%
User CPU:0.00015402%
CPU cycles/sec:16,959,400
I/O reads/min:35.45 KB
I/O writes/min:3.3 KB
SteamTmp.exe
Memory:253.37 MB
Total CPU:0.3797347844%
Kernel CPU:0.17239688%
User CPU:0.20733791%
CPU cycles/sec:320,631,158
Switches/sec:1,169
I/O reads/min:26.76 MB
I/O writes/min:4.33 MB

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  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:
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OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 10 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.73%
Windows 10 33.10%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Windows XP 0.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.90%
Windows 8.1 13.56%
Windows 7 Professional 8.16%
Windows 10 Home 6.32%
Windows 8 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.61%
  United Kingdom 8.11%
  Canada 4.82%
  Australia 3.78%
  Germany 3.49%
  Sweden 2.97%
  DK 2.09%
  Norway 1.82%
  France 1.63%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Finland 1.27%
  Belgium 0.85%
  Ireland 0.68%
  New Zealand 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.83%
Dell 15.24%
ASUS 15.08%
Acer 14.84%
GIGABYTE 10.93%
Alienware 5.11%
Lenovo 4.47%
Toshiba 3.91%
Samsung 3.35%
MSI 1.76%
Intel 1.04%
Apple 0.72%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.10%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.36%
MSI MS-7721 2.22%
ASUSTeK G75VW 1.92%

About Valve

Valve is a video game development and digital distribution company through Steam best known for its critically acclaimed product, Half-Life.
Publisher URL: www.valvesoftware.com

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