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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,123
United States Rank #2,517
Reach 0.1856%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.04 days
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Average installed length: 171.15 days


0.25 0.03%

The Forest

What is The Forest?

The Forest is a first-person survival horror video game.


The Forest is a program developed by Endnight Games Ltd. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is TheForest.exe. The software installer includes 149 files and is usually about 1.06 GB (1,142,872,477 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 59% of users of The Forest come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: survivetheforest.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Forest
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/242760
Estimated size: 1.06 GB

Program filesFiles installed by The Forest

Program executable:TheForest.exe
Path:C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Forest\TheForest.exe
Additional files:
  • TheForest.exe
  • Steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • 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
  • Assembly-CSharp.dll
  • Assembly-CSharp-firstpass.dll (by None) - LibNoise.Unity
  • Assembly-UnityScript.dll
  • Assembly-UnityScript-firstpass.dll
  • bolt.user.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • v8.dll
  • AmplifyMotion.dll (by Amplify Creations, Lda) - Amplify Motion
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • d3d9.dll (by Codeusa Software) - GEM (GEM by Codeusa)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • ModAPI.exe (by FluffyFish) - ModAPI
  • ModAPI_Shared.dll (by FluffyFish) - ModAPI Shared Library (ModAPI Shared)
  • mono.dll (by Unity Technologies) - libmono (Unity Technologies fork of mono runtime)
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • TheForest32.exe
  • UnityEngine.dll
  • winh264.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B6D81AEC-C691-4109-ACBA-39A635BBAF0E}' (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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • TheForest.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programosy\Steam\steamapps\common\The Forest\TheForest.exe'.

How do I remove The Forest?

You can uninstall The Forest 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 Forest, 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 Forest.

Win 10 62%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 62.46%
Windows 7 37.07%
Windows Vista 0.33%
Windows XP 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 21.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.53%
Windows 8.1 19.74%
Windows 10 Pro 10.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.43%
Windows 7 Professional 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.64%
  Germany 6.64%
  United Kingdom 6.08%
  Canada 4.24%
  France 3.61%
  Australia 3.07%
  Sweden 1.92%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Norway 1.57%
  DK 1.40%
  Italy 1.32%
  Brazil 1.01%
  Austria 0.72%
  New Zealand 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.71%
Hewlett-Packard 18.35%
Acer 14.79%
Dell 10.45%
Alienware 7.60%
Lenovo 7.24%
MSI 4.63%
Toshiba 4.63%
Samsung 1.60%
Medion 1.54%
Intel 0.65%
Common models
ASUS All Series 20.43%
MSI MS-7693 2.84%
MSI MS-7821 2.76%
MSI MS-7850 2.67%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.90%
MSI MS-7817 1.90%


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