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Sword of the Stars ANY

What is Sword of the Stars ANY?

Sword of the Stars is a space strategy where players can explore planets, manage their empire and research new technology.

About  (from Lighthouse Interactive)

The year is 2405, and scientists have discovered technology allowing for faster-than-light travel. But at the brink of a new era, tragedy strikes: the first interstellar colony ship is destroyed and Earth is ravaged by an unknown alien race.
We are not alone...


Sword of the Stars ANY is a software program developed by Lighthouse Interactive. 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 7 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 69% of users of Sword of the Stars ANY come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.kerberos-productions.com/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\lighthouse interactive\sword of the stars
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Lighthouse Interactive\Sword of the Stars\Uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by Sword of the Stars ANY

  • Sword of the Stars.exe
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Dedicated Server Launchpad.exe (by Kerberos Produtions) - Kerberos.Mars.Sots.Server.Frontend (SotS Dedicated Server Launchpad)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.DLL (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • SotS Analyser.exe - SotS Analyser
  • sots_server.exe
  • Uninstall.exe (by Kerberos Productions Inc) - Sword of the Stars (Installation wizard for Sword of the Stars ANY.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Sword of the Stars.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ACD94006-E820-4DB7-BFFD-90DF7CF50E9A}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Sword of the Stars.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Lighthouse Interactive\Sword of the Stars\Sword of the Stars.exe'.

How do I remove Sword of the Stars ANY?

Quickly and completely remove Sword of the Stars ANY from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sword of the Stars ANY 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 Sword of the Stars ANY, 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 Sword of the Stars ANY.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.00%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows Vista 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.97%
  Canada 6.90%
  Germany 3.45%
  Estonia 3.45%
  Greece 3.45%
  Hong Kong 3.45%
  Norway 3.45%
  Philippines 3.45%
  Slovenia 3.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Samsung 11.11%
Alienware 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
Samsung RC530/RC730 11.11%
NVIDIA NFORCE 790i ULTRA ... 11.11%
HP-Pavilion FQ601AA-A2L m... 11.11%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 11.11%
ASUSTeK K53TA 11.11%
ASUSTek G60JX 11.11%


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