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State of Decay

What is State of Decay?

State of Decay is a third person open world stealth zombie-survival horror video game, developed by Undead Labs and published by Microsoft Studios.

About  (from Microsoft Game Studios)

The smash hit open-world zombie-survival-fantasy game State of Decay is a video game. The open, sandbox world develops in real-time, shaped by your actions, dynamically generating content based on your choices and the ever-increasing zombie threat.


State of Decay is a software program developed by Microsoft Game Studios. 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 setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 1.85 GB (1,987,114,534 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 31% of users of State of Decay come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\State of Decay\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\State of Decay\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1.85 GB

Program filesFiles installed by State of Decay

  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • StateOfDecay.exe - ULLaunch Application
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • steam_api.dll
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Net Event System
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex Sound System
  • lua5.1.dll
  • Setup.exe - State of Decay Update 3 (State of Decay Update 3 Setup)
  • State of Decay Beta Update1 +4 Trainer.EXE
  • unins001.exe
  • update.exe
  • xdelta3.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D421D11A-6221-4BF6-8F93-2187C1DFFE7D}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove State of Decay?

You can uninstall State of Decay 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 State of Decay, 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 State of Decay.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 13%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.33%
Windows 10 16.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 45.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.17%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows 8 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 4.17%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.03%
  France 17.24%
  Brazil 10.34%
  Philippines 6.90%
  Canada 6.90%
  Belgium 3.45%
  Greece 3.45%
  Iran 3.45%
  Germany 3.45%
  Czech Republic 3.45%
  Turkey 3.45%
  Poland 3.45%
  United Kingdom 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 36.84%
Acer 26.32%
American Megatrends 10.53%
Samsung 5.26%
Intel 5.26%
Dell 5.26%
Alienware 5.26%
Common models
Samsung 700G7C 10.00%
Positivo Positivo M... 10.00%
MSI MS-7758 10.00%
INTEL DZ77BH 10.00%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 10.00%
Dell Studio 540 10.00%

About Microsoft Game Studios

Microsoft Studios is the video game production of Microsoft, responsible for the development and publishing of games for the Xbox and Games for Windows.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com/games


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