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Should I remove Starbound - Unstable?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,626
United States Rank #13,960
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.18 days
152.85 days >
Average installed length: 80.31 days

Starbound - Unstable


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 software installer includes 114 files and is usually about 1.8 MB (1,885,253 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 74% of users of Starbound - Unstable come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Starbound - Unstable
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/367540
Estimated size: 1.8 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Starbound - Unstable

  • planet_mapgen.exe
  • starbound.exe (by Chucklefish LTD) - Starbound
  • starbound_server.exe
  • asset_packer.exe
  • asset_unpacker.exe
  • dump_versioned_json.exe
  • make_versioned_json.exe
  • mod_uploader.exe
  • update_tilesets.exe
  • launcher.exe (by Chucklefish LTD) - Starbound Launcher
  • Qt5Core.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd) - Qt5 (C++ application development framework.)
  • Qt5Gui.dll (by The Qt Company Ltd)
  • starbound_opengl.exe
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • steam_api64.dll (by Valve)
  • vc_redist.x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x64) - 14.0.23506
  • vc_redist.x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2015 Redistributable (x86) - 14.0.23506
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cygogg-0.dll
  • cygvorbis-0.dll
  • cygvorbisenc-2.dll
  • cygvorbisfile-3.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • D3Dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • freetype6.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • icudt52.dll
  • icudt54.dll
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuin52.dll
  • icuin54.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • icuuc52.dll
  • icuuc54.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libcharset-1.dll
  • libEGL.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libGLESV2.dll
  • libiconv-2.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/7 and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libogg-0.dll
  • libpcre.dll
  • libpng12-0.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - LibPng (Libpng12: PNG image compression library)
  • libpng16.dll - LibPNG (PNG image compression library)
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libvorbis-0.dll
  • libvorbisfile-3.dll
  • libwinpthread-1.dll (by MingW-W64 Project. All rights reserved) - POSIX WinThreads for Windows
  • lua52.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • opengl32sw.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EC260E50-A71B-47A1-A41E-1F3DEA6DD5BE}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1115395884-4202608786-179505853-1001.
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
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Starbound - Unstable?

You can uninstall Starbound - Unstable 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 Starbound - Unstable, 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 Starbound - Unstable.

Win 10 82%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.16%
Windows 7 17.30%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 55.68%
Windows 10 Pro 17.30%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.32%
Windows 8.1 3.78%
Windows 7 Professional 3.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.72%
  Germany 4.74%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Canada 2.92%
  France 1.82%
  Australia 1.46%
  Netherlands 1.46%
  Russia 1.09%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Colombia 0.73%
  DK 0.73%
  Italy 0.73%
  Poland 0.73%
  UA 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.19%
ASUS 14.91%
Dell 12.28%
Acer 12.28%
Lenovo 10.53%
MSI 7.02%
Alienware 3.51%
Toshiba 2.63%
Intel 1.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.02%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 3.51%
HP HP Notebook 2.63%
ASUSTeK G73Jw 1.75%
LENOVO 80TV 1.75%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 1.75%


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