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Should I remove The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,743
United States Rank #4,136
Reach 0.0646%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.82 days
319.18 days >
Average installed length: 167.71 days

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition


The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition is a software program developed by Bethesda Game Studios. 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 SkyrimSE.exe. The setup package generally installs about 117 files and is usually about 14.62 MB (15,325,284 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 75% of users of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\steamapps\common\Skyrim Special Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/489830
Estimated size: 14.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition

  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SkyrimSE.exe - TESV: Skyrim (Skyrim)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • d3d11.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries (ENBSeries for TES Skyrim SE)
  • skse64_loader.exe - SKSE64 (A component of the Skyrim SE Script Extender)
  • skse64_steam_loader.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • AchievementsModsEnabler.dll - Achievements Mods Enabler - Fallout 4 & Skyrim SE
  • CreationKit.exe - Bethesda Softworks: Creation Kit 2.0 (Creation Kit 2.0)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • DINPUT8.dll - Dll loader for Skyrim SE.
  • dxgi.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • libavcodec-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • skse_1_9_32.dll - SKSE (A component of the Skyrim Script Extender)
  • skse_loader.exe
  • skse_steam_loader.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • VkLayer_steam_fossilize.dll
  • VkLayer_steam_fossilize64.dll
  • binkw64.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • d3d8.dll (by crosire)
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_46e.dll
  • d3dx9_42.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • ecm.exe
  • enbhost.exe (by ENB) - ENBHost for ENBSeries (ENBHost for ENBSeries modification)
  • flowchartx64.dll (by MindFusion) - FlowChartX ActiveX control, Professional Edition
  • fossilize_engine_filters.json
  • FXAA_Tool.exe (by FXAA PPI) - FXAA_Tool
  • GSA_Backup.exe (by www.gsimplesassim.blogspot.com) - GSA_Backup (by Blog G Simples assim!!!)
  • helper.exe
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libav_h264-56.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (runs on registration).
  • skse_loader.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3A244C72-9557-47D6-8C45-B1B385473489}' (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.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition?

You can uninstall The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition 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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, 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 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition.

Win 10 90%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 90.43%
Windows 7 9.49%
Windows Vista 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 57.03%
Windows 10 Pro 24.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.08%
Windows 8.1 3.38%
Windows 7 Professional 2.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.53%
  United Kingdom 6.33%
  Germany 5.59%
  France 2.16%
  Canada 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  DK 1.21%
  Italy 1.05%
  Norway 0.90%
  Sweden 0.69%
  Belgium 0.42%
  Spain 0.42%
  Finland 0.42%
  Switzerland 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.26%
Hewlett-Packard 16.54%
Dell 13.39%
Acer 11.81%
MSI 10.63%
Lenovo 7.09%
Alienware 6.89%
Medion 2.56%
Toshiba 2.56%
Intel 0.98%
Common models
ASUS All Series 22.44%
MSI MS-7917 2.61%
MSI MS-7693 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 7559 2.18%
HP HP Pavilion Notebook 2.18%
MSI MS-7817 2.18%


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