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Should I remove The Suffering?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #34,936
United States Rank #28,074
Reach 0.0034%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 83.58 days
196.60 days >
Average installed length: 103.30 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

The Suffering


The Suffering is a program developed by Midway Home Entertainment. 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 main program executable is suffering.exe. The software installer includes 17 files and is usually about 1.51 GB (1,616,307,238 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 62% of users of The Suffering come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\midway home entertainment\the suffering
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Midway Home Entertainment\The Suffering\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.51 GB

Program filesFiles installed by The Suffering

Program executable:suffering.exe
Name:Surreal Software Riot Engine
Path:C:\Program Files\midway home entertainment\the suffering\suffering.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - The Suffering (Application)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Windows Image Helper
  • DFRTIEngine.dll (by DoubleFusion) - DoubleFusion Ad-On Engine (DoubleFusion Ad-On Engine Dynamic Link Library)
  • DFRTIEngineStub.dll (by Double Fusion) - DFRTIEng Dynamic Link Library (DFRTIEngineStub Dynamic Link Library)
  • mfc71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • mfc71u.dll
  • msvci70.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcp71.dll
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • RERES.dll (by Surreal Software) - Surreal Software Riot Engine (Engine)
  • SSAPI.DLL - Microsoft SourceSafe (Microsoft SourceSafe User Shell)
  • SSSCC.DLL - Microsoft SourceSafe SCC Provider
  • SSUS.DLL - Microsoft SourceSafe Resource DLL
  • SSVB.DLL - Microsoft SourceSafe VB Add-In
  • Suffering_1_0_to_1_1.exe (by Installshield Software) - InstallShield® (Setup Launcher)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Suffering.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{77910F15-5BBD-473B-B5D9-AF0CFA042C8F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove The Suffering?

You can uninstall The Suffering 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 Suffering (remove only), 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 Suffering.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.67%
Windows 10 28.36%
Windows XP 5.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.45%
Windows 8.1 10.45%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Windows 8 7.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.97%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.90%
  Germany 7.14%
  Canada 5.95%
  Italy 4.76%
  Brazil 2.38%
  Czech Republic 2.38%
  Spain 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Australia 1.19%
  Switzerland 1.19%
  DK 1.19%
  Egypt 1.19%
  Finland 1.19%
  France 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 39.13%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
ASUS 13.04%
Dell 8.70%
Lenovo 4.35%
Intel 4.35%
Medion 2.17%
Apple 2.17%
Common models
Gateway ZX4250G 6.78%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
TOSHIBA Satellite P50-A 1.69%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.69%
Hewlett-Packard h8-1061sc 1.69%
Hewlett-Packard 20-d127c 1.69%


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