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Styx: Master of Shadows

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Overview

Styx: Master of Shadows is a software program developed by Cyanide Studio. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 143 files and is usually about 6.95 MB (7,289,678 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 55% of users of Styx: Master of Shadows come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.styx-thegame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Styx
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/242640
Estimated size: 6.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Styx: Master of Shadows

  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_Clothing_Legacy_x86.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • APEX_Clothing_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_x64.dll
  • APEX_Clothing_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingGPUCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingGPUCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_ClothingSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_ClothingSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • APEX_Common_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Common_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Common_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Common_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x64.dll
  • APEX_Destructible_x86.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleCHECKED_x86.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • APEX_DestructibleSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_Legacy_x86.dll
  • APEX_Framework_LegacyCHECKED_x64.dll
  • APEX_Framework_LegacyCHECKED_x86.dll
  • ApexFramework_x64.dll
  • ApexFramework_x86.dll
  • ApexFrameworkCHECKED_x64.dll
  • ApexFrameworkCHECKED_x86.dll
  • ApexFrameworkSHIPPING_x64.dll
  • ApexFrameworkSHIPPING_x86.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • binkw64.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart32_30_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 3.0.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 3.0.9)
  • cudart32_41_22.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart32_42_9.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 4.2.9 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.2.9)
  • cudart32_50_35.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 5.0.35 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 5.0.35)
  • cudart64_30_9.dll
  • cudart64_41_22.dll
  • cudart64_42_9.dll
  • cudart64_50_35.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dotNetFx40_Full_x86_x64.exe - Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Setup)
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX für Windows® (Microsoft DirectX-Setup)
  • EasyHook32.dll
  • EasyHook64.dll
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD (FMOD Event System)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (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_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3837917440-1771750534-681917250-1001.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Styx: Master of Shadows?

Quickly and completely remove Styx: Master of Shadows from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Styx: Master of Shadows 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Styx: Master of Shadows, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Styx: Master of Shadows.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 65%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 64.93%
Windows 7 34.72%
Windows Vista 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 29.17%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 10 Pro 13.89%
Windows 8.1 10.76%
Windows 7 Professional 9.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.05%
  United Kingdom 7.45%
  Germany 7.18%
  France 6.65%
  Canada 3.19%
  Norway 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%
  Australia 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  Russia 1.33%
  DK 1.33%
  New Zealand 1.06%
  Spain 1.06%
  Italy 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.49%
Hewlett-Packard 19.01%
Acer 14.88%
Dell 10.74%
GIGABYTE 10.74%
Alienware 8.26%
MSI 5.79%
Lenovo 4.96%
Intel 1.65%
Medion 1.65%
American Megatrends 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.42%
MSI MS-7821 2.63%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 1.97%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 1.97%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.97%
Alienware Alienware 18 1.97%


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