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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,557
United States Rank #1,946
Reach 0.2411%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.30 days
510.43 days >
Average installed length: 268.19 days


VersionDistribution 0.02%
1.0 0.46%

The Stanley Parable


The Stanley Parable is a software program developed by Galactic Cafe. The most common release is, with over 0% of all installations currently using this 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 primary executable is named stanley.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 2.89 MB (3,027,612 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 63% of users of The Stanley Parable come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: stanleyparable.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Stanley Parable
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/221910
Estimated size: 2.89 MB
Language: Russian (Russia)

Program filesFiles installed by The Stanley Parable

Program executable:stanley.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\The Stanley Parable\stanley.exe
Additional files:
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • stanley.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\steam\SteamApps\common\The Stanley Parable\stanley.exe'.

How do I remove The Stanley Parable?

You can uninstall The Stanley Parable 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 Stanley Parable, 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 Stanley Parable.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.87%
Windows 10 49.33%
Windows Vista 0.59%
Windows XP 0.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.87%
Windows 8.1 19.05%
Windows 10 Home 12.42%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.19%
Windows 7 Professional 8.63%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.75% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.75%
  United Kingdom 7.97%
  Canada 4.58%
  France 3.85%
  Australia 3.42%
  Germany 2.97%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Norway 1.42%
  Sweden 1.36%
  DK 1.04%
  Italy 0.83%
  Finland 0.73%
  Brazil 0.72%
  New Zealand 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.81%
ASUS 18.16%
Dell 14.12%
Acer 12.19%
Lenovo 8.31%
Toshiba 6.34%
Alienware 5.17%
MSI 3.67%
Samsung 2.62%
Intel 0.89%
Apple 0.48%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.23%
LENOVO 20217 3.24%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.17%
MSI MS-7821 2.58%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.29%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 1.99%


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