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Should I remove Stronghold 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,220
United States Rank #6,296
Reach 0.0587%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.88 days
881.35 days >
Average installed length: 463.08 days


1.40.1000 60.47%
1.40.100 0.09%
1.30.100 0.26%
1.20 0.52%
1.10 1.56%
1.00 10.90%

Typically installed together

Stronghold 2

What is Stronghold 2?

Stronghold 2 is a real time strategy computer game.

About  (from Firefly Studios Ltd)

Play the ultimate castle sim! Expand your lands and build and fortify your citadel. Entertain with jousts, lavish feasts, and tournaments or rule with an iron fist and dispense medieval justice to your overworked and slovenly peasants. Stronghold 2 is the most accurate, amazing, and dynamic depiction of siege warfare a...  Read more


Stronghold 2 is a program developed by Firefly Studios Ltd. The most used version is 1.40.1000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 stronghold2.exe. The software installer includes 72 files and is usually about 31.97 MB (33,521,459 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 53% of users of Stronghold 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.fireflyworlds.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{16D2C649-CBA8-44EE-B730-12584667D487}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 31.97 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Stronghold 2

Program executable:stronghold2.exe
Name:Stronghold 2
Path:C:\Program Files\firefly studios\stronghold 2\stronghold2.exe
Additional files:
  • GDPFile.dll (by LifeMode Interactive) - LifeMode Interactive LifeStudio: Head API (LifeStudio: Head API)
  • IMorphFile.dll (by LifeMode Interactive)
  • LifeStudioHeadAPI.dll
  • TextureMixer.dll
  • TriangLib.dll
  • UVPupil.dll
  • icudt30.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin30.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuuc30.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • stlport_vc7150.dll (by STLport Consulting) - STLport Standard ANSI C++ Library (STLport)
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • freetype6.dll (by FreeType) - FreeType (FreeType: font engine and rasterizer)
  • granny2.dll - Granny
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • dragonfly.dll
  • dxrenderer.dll
  • Firewall.exe
  • milessound.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Stronghold2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9CB26C3A-52A0-4C20-90BD-F4BA9A70074C}' (runs on registration).
  • Firewall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{44CF1F10-82CE-40D4-A47D-8AA98BBC6637}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Stronghold2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Stronghold\Stronghold 2\Stronghold2.exe'.

How do I remove Stronghold 2?

You can uninstall Stronghold 2 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 Stronghold 2, 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 Stronghold 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.02%
Windows 10 29.84%
Windows Vista 4.76%
Windows XP 3.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.93%
Windows 8.1 10.23%
Windows 10 Home 8.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.73% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.73%
  Germany 20.94%
  France 3.25%
  United Kingdom 3.25%
  Canada 2.97%
  Italy 2.21%
  Netherlands 2.07%
  Austria 1.94%
  Poland 1.38%
  Belgium 0.90%
  Australia 0.90%
  Switzerland 0.55%
  DK 0.55%
  Sweden 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.88%
Acer 15.82%
Dell 15.05%
ASUS 14.29%
Medion 5.07%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 4.45%
Toshiba 4.15%
Alienware 2.15%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.78%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.78%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.50%
MSI MS-7693 2.55%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 2.23%

Publisher URL: www.fireflyworlds.com


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