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The Political Machine 2012


The Political Machine 2012 is a software program developed by Stardock. 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 setup package generally installs about 12 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 72% of users of The Political Machine 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.politicalmachine.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Political Machine 2012
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/211120

Program filesFiles installed by The Political Machine 2012

  • PM2QuestionEditor.exe - Political Machine Question Editor
  • PM2ScenarioEditor.exe - Political Machine Scenario Editor
  • PM2IssueEditor.exe - Political Machine Issue Editor
  • PolMachine2012.exe - The Political Machine 2012
  • SDNXL.dll - SDNXL Dynamic Link Library
  • SDActivate.exe - Activate (Product Activation)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PolMachine2012.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\The Political Machine 2012\PolMachine2012.exe'.

How do I remove The Political Machine 2012?

You can uninstall The Political Machine 2012 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 Political Machine 2012, 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 Political Machine 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.48%
Windows 10 38.79%
Windows XP 0.86%
Windows Vista 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.66%
Windows 8.1 23.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.93%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 6.03%
Windows 10 Pro 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.46%
  United Kingdom 9.58%
  Canada 3.59%
  Finland 2.40%
  DK 1.80%
  Australia 1.20%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Austria 0.60%
  Germany 0.60%
  France 0.60%
  Greece 0.60%
  Hungary 0.60%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 20.25%
ASUS 18.99%
Hewlett-Packard 16.46%
Dell 13.92%
Lenovo 8.86%
Alienware 5.06%
Samsung 3.80%
Toshiba 3.80%
Gateway 2.53%
Common models
LENOVO 20217 2.13%
Acer Aspire M3970 2.13%
Alienware Aurora-R4 2.13%
MSI MS-7693 2.13%
Notebook P17SM ... 2.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 1.06%

About Stardock

Stardock is a software development company that initially developed for the OS/2 platform, but switch to Windows.
Publisher URL: www.stardock.com


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