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Should I remove The Forgotten Ones?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,840
United States Rank #20,106
Reach 0.0065%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.10 days
268.44 days >
Average installed length: 141.04 days

The Forgotten Ones


The Forgotten Ones is a program developed by Bernt Andreas Eide. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 hl2.exe. The software installer includes 41 files and is usually about 6.86 MB (7,195,698 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 60% of users of The Forgotten Ones come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tfo-mod.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\tfo
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/314280
Estimated size: 6.86 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Forgotten Ones

Program executable:hl2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\tfo\hl2.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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
  • openvr_api.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
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • 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

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FCFC5CEB-9494-4C7D-AA46-F3720B8BE61C}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove The Forgotten Ones?

You can uninstall The Forgotten Ones 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 Forgotten Ones, 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 Forgotten Ones.

Win 10 52%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.54%
Windows 7 47.69%
Windows Vista 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 26.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.95%
Windows 10 Pro 10.85%
Windows 10 Home 6.20%
Windows 7 Professional 5.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.54%
  Canada 5.78%
  Germany 5.20%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  France 4.05%
  Australia 2.89%
  Sweden 2.31%
  Russia 1.73%
  Mexico 1.73%
  Austria 1.73%
  Brazil 1.16%
  Philippines 1.16%
  Peru 1.16%
  South Africa 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.58%
Dell 17.11%
Acer 13.16%
Lenovo 10.53%
ASUS 9.21%
Toshiba 7.89%
Alienware 2.63%
Intel 1.32%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.88%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.92%
Dell Latitude E6440 2.94%
Gigabyte GA-890XA-UD3 1.96%
MSI MS-7816 1.96%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.96%


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