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7% remove it93% keep it
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The Hat Man: Shadow Ward

Overview

The Hat Man: Shadow Ward is a software program developed by Game Mechanics. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. The primary executable is named The Hat Man.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 192.73 MB (202,094,214 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 43% of users of The Hat Man: Shadow Ward come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: thehatmangame.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Hat Man Shadow Ward
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/291010
Estimated size: 192.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Hat Man: Shadow Ward

Program executable:The Hat Man.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Hat Man Shadow Ward\The Hat Man.exe
MD5:d5f5d7658512a38316280bab31a92225
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • The Hat Man.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - 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-57.dll
  • libavformat-57.dll
  • libavresample-3.dll
  • libavutil-55.dll
  • libswscale-4.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • 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 (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-3303467098-4222759966-3249612020-1001.
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.

How do I remove The Hat Man: Shadow Ward?

You can uninstall The Hat Man: Shadow Ward 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 Hat Man: Shadow Ward, 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 Hat Man: Shadow Ward.

OS VERSIONS
Win 10 77%
Win 7 1%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 76.92%
Windows 7 23.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 29.49%
Windows 8.1 17.95%
Windows 10 Pro 12.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.97%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.55%
  Canada 7.45%
  Germany 7.45%
  Russia 7.45%
  United Kingdom 5.32%
  Australia 3.19%
  Brazil 3.19%
  France 3.19%
  Italy 3.19%
  Netherlands 2.13%
  Sweden 2.13%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Spain 1.06%
  Indonesia 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 12.24%
ASUS 12.24%
Lenovo 12.24%
Acer 10.20%
Toshiba 8.16%
GIGABYTE 4.08%
Alienware 4.08%
MSI 4.08%
Packard Bell 2.04%
Medion 2.04%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.76%
Hewlett-Packard 500-321ng 3.17%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 3.17%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.17%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.17%
MSI MS-7984 3.17%

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