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Should I remove Star Trek Online?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,020
United States Rank #2,878
Reach 0.1343%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.89 days
675.25 days >
Average installed length: 354.79 days

Star Trek Online

What is Star Trek Online?  (from Cryptic Studios)

Star Trek Online, often abbreviated as STO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) developed by Cryptic Studios based on the popular Star Trek series created by Gene Roddenberry. In Star Trek Online, each player acts as the captain of his own ship. Players are able to play as a starship, controlli...  Read more


Star Trek Online is a program developed by Cryptic Studios. 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 star trek online.exe. The software installer includes 81 files and is usually about 70.82 MB (74,257,884 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 67% of users of Star Trek Online come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.startrekonline.com
Help link: www.startrekonline.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online
Uninstaller: C:\Users\Public\Games\Cryptic Studios\Uninstall Star Trek Online.exe
Estimated size: 70.82 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Star Trek Online

Program executable:star trek online.exe
Cryptic Game Launcher
Path:C:\users\public\games\cryptic studios\star trek online.exe
Additional files:
  • GameClient.exe
  • crypticError.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • Champions Online.exe - Cryptic Game Launcher
  • Neverwinter.exe
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  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • avcodec-54.dll
  • avformat-54.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3d9.dll
  • D3DCompiler_42.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • d3dx11_42.dll - Direct3D 10.1 Extensions
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • d3dx9_36.dll
  • D3DX9_37.dll
  • d3dx9_42.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxgi.dll
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmod_event_netL.dll (by Firelight Technologies)
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • fmodexL.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libsndfile-1.dll (by Vivox) - Soundfile
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • LightFX.dll (by Alienware) - LightFX for 32 bits (LightFX Dynamic Link Library for 32 bits)
  • msidcrl40.dll - Microsoft® Identity CRL (IDCRL Dynamic Link Library)
  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCooking.dll
  • ortp.dll
  • PhysXCore.dll
  • physxcudart_20.dll
  • PhysXLoader.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • ShouldIRemoveIt_Setup.exe (by Reason Software Company) - Should I Remove It (Should I Remove It Setup)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0A7CD642-755B-4352-BD9E-064734827C0D}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (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.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam.exe' 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.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Star Trek Online.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Star Trek Online\Star Trek Online.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • GameClient.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Cryptic Studios\Star Trek Online\Live\GameClient.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Total CPU:0.0032263244%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00273046%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00049587%
0.015104% average
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
Memory:151.98 MB
Total CPU:0.0003899617%
Kernel CPU:0.00015490%
User CPU:0.00023506%
CPU cycles/sec:41,366,072
I/O reads/min:3.07 MB
I/O writes/min:1.78 MB

How do I remove Star Trek Online?

You can uninstall Star Trek Online 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 Star Trek Online, 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 Star Trek Online.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.72%
Windows 10 34.13%
Windows Vista 2.79%
Windows XP 1.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.41%
Windows 8.1 11.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.69%
Windows 10 Home 8.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.97%
  United Kingdom 7.57%
  Germany 6.25%
  Canada 3.95%
  Australia 1.99%
  France 1.63%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Italy 0.62%
  Brazil 0.59%
  Belgium 0.59%
  DK 0.50%
  Austria 0.42%
  Finland 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.59%
Dell 17.44%
Acer 12.94%
ASUS 10.86%
Toshiba 5.08%
Lenovo 4.07%
Alienware 3.79%
Intel 2.22%
MSI 2.07%
Samsung 1.79%
Medion 0.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.17%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.17%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
Dell XPS 8500 2.16%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 2.16%


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