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The Apogee Throwback Pack


The Apogee Throwback Pack is a software program developed by Interceptor Entertainment. 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 primary executable is named ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 38 files and is usually about 230.97 MB (242,187,120 bytes). 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 72% of users of The Apogee Throwback Pack come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.apogeesoftware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\STEAM\steamapps\common\The Apogee Throwback Pack
Uninstaller: "C:\STEAM\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/238050
Estimated size: 230.97 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Apogee Throwback Pack

Program executable:ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe
Path:C:\STEAM\steamapps\common\The Apogee Throwback Pack\ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe - ThrowbackPackLauncher
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • 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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A14B6D8D-51FE-4C39-94B7-51FC1427939F}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Steam Overlaylol'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1646055978-2255025000-3107839011-1001.
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.
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
  • ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\The Apogee Throwback Pack\ThrowbackPackLauncher.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove The Apogee Throwback Pack?

You can uninstall The Apogee Throwback Pack 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 The Apogee Throwback Pack, 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 The Apogee Throwback Pack.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows 10 38.82%
Windows XP 2.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.12%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.47%
Windows 10 Home 9.41%
Windows 10 Pro 8.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.24%
Windows 8.1 7.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.55%
  Germany 6.90%
  Australia 4.31%
  Canada 4.31%
  United Kingdom 3.45%
  Norway 2.59%
  Netherlands 2.59%
  Finland 1.72%
  France 0.86%
  Japan 0.86%
  Italy 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.51%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Acer 12.82%
Lenovo 10.26%
Dell 7.69%
Intel 5.13%
Alienware 5.13%
Medion 2.56%
Common models
MSI MS-7693 6.12%
ASUS All Series 4.08%
Hyrican Informationssytem... 4.08%
ASUSTeK G75VW 4.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite P875 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite P50-A 2.04%


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