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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,361
United States Rank #5,421
Reach 0.0572%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.69 days
344.96 days >
Average installed length: 181.25 days


1.0.0 0.18%

The Escapists


The Escapists is a software program developed by Mouldy Toof 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 TheEscapists.exe. The setup package generally installs about 52 files and is usually about 24.26 MB (25,436,681 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 62% of users of The Escapists come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Escapists
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/298630
Estimated size: 24.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Escapists

Program executable:TheEscapists.exe
The Escapists
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Escapists\TheEscapists.exe
Additional files:
  • TheEscapists.exe
  • TheEscapists_eur.exe - The Escapists
  • TheEscapists_pol.exe
  • TheEscapists_rus.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • 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
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5ED47F96-28F8-4042-BBBA-D463F16205D5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1376238410-2669572290-3327323966-1001.
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
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • TheEscapists.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Escapists\TheEscapists.exe'.

How do I remove The Escapists?

You can uninstall The Escapists 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 Escapists, 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 Escapists.

Win 10 69%
Win 8.1 0%
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 10 69.20%
Windows 7 29.65%
Windows Vista 0.97%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 32.74%
Windows 8.1 20.28%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.97%
Windows 10 Pro 7.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.34%
Windows 7 Professional 5.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.40%
  United Kingdom 9.27%
  Canada 4.90%
  Australia 3.59%
  France 3.39%
  Germany 3.07%
  Netherlands 1.44%
  Norway 1.24%
  Sweden 1.04%
  Italy 1.04%
  Brazil 0.78%
  Finland 0.78%
  DK 0.78%
  Poland 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.19%
ASUS 16.17%
Acer 13.20%
Dell 12.46%
Lenovo 7.57%
Alienware 6.08%
Toshiba 5.64%
MSI 3.56%
Samsung 1.04%
Intel 0.59%
Medion 0.59%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.31%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.55%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.79%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.54%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.03%


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