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Should I remove The Long Dark?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,327
United States Rank #5,278
Reach 0.0575%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.00 days
235.86 days >
Average installed length: 123.93 days


2.15 0.18%

The Long Dark


The Long Dark is a software program developed by Hinterland Studio. 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 tld.exe. The setup package generally installs about 108 files and is usually about 499.17 MB (523,413,331 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 64% of users of The Long Dark come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.intothelongdark.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\TheLongDark
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/305620
Estimated size: 499.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Long Dark

Program executable:tld.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\TheLongDark\tld.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API
  • GameAssembly.dll
  • UnityPlayer.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • tld.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\TheLongDark\tld.exe'.

How do I remove The Long Dark?

You can uninstall The Long Dark 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 Long Dark, 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 Long Dark.

Win 10 70%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.45%
Windows 7 29.29%
Windows Vista 0.18%
Windows XP 0.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 29.27%
Windows 8.1 17.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.53%
Windows 10 Pro 13.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.67%
  Canada 5.33%
  United Kingdom 5.20%
  Germany 3.85%
  France 2.12%
  Norway 1.93%
  Australia 1.67%
  Sweden 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Italy 1.48%
  Russia 1.09%
  DK 1.09%
  Finland 1.03%
  Brazil 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.92%
Hewlett-Packard 14.85%
Acer 14.29%
Lenovo 12.03%
Dell 10.34%
MSI 6.77%
Alienware 6.58%
Toshiba 5.26%
Samsung 1.69%
Medion 0.75%
Intel 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 19.22%
MSI MS-7693 3.38%
LENOVO 20217 2.60%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 1.82%
MSI MS-7821 1.82%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.82%


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