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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,075
United States Rank #7,918
Reach 0.0604%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.60 days
814.24 days >
Average installed length: 427.82 days


1.5 4.28%
1.3 0.17%
1.00.0000 85.73%

The Witcher 2

What is The Witcher 2?

The Witcher 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by CD Projekt RED for Microsoft Windows. The gameplay of The Witcher 2 takes a marked departure from that of its predecessor as movement is solely through the keyboard and combat moves from the rhythmic mini-game style of the original game to a more fast paced style. The left mouse button is used for fast but weak attacks and the right mouse button for slower but more damaging ones. The ability to lay traps and also to aim and throw ranged weapons was added to the combat system.


The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is launcher.exe. The software installer includes 82 files and is usually about 23.93 MB (25,097,282 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thewitcher.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\witcher 2 assassin of kings
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E00FBF68-5168-49A3-BBCA-3D8C29E24D20}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 23.93 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by The Witcher 2

Program executable:launcher.exe
Name:The Witcher 2 Game
The Witcher 2 Launcher Application
Path:C:\the witcher 2\launcher.exe
Additional files:
  • Register.exe - The Witcher 2 Game (The Witcher 2 Register Application)
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - GameStop App (Add/Remove Programs Helper)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Activate.exe
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay ([email protected]))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay ([email protected])
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected]))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer ([email protected])
  • Steam.dll - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper (Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamclient64.dll - Steamclient.dll ([email protected])
  • steamerrorreporter.exe - steamerrorreporter.exe ([email protected])
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library (SteamUI Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library (tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected]))
  • tier0_s64.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])
  • vstdlib_s64.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll ([email protected])

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F90A2C5A-866B-47F8-9F0E-D3C131D3CCB7}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D65D5174-F6F6-4F27-A231-681F452734B2}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\the witcher 2\Launcher.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Gamerelated\steamXP\Steam.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to VALVE-CORPO.edge4.London2.Level3.net ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27017).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27019).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:244.37 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0012367110%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00079164%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00044507%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:53,017,283
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:162.19 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:840.36 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove The Witcher 2?

You can uninstall The Witcher 2 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 Witcher 2, 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 Witcher 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.76%
Windows 10 20.22%
Windows Vista 2.94%
Windows XP 1.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.04%
Windows 8.1 3.87%
Windows 10 Home 3.87%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.53%
  Germany 11.72%
  France 9.45%
  United Kingdom 4.10%
  Italy 3.81%
  Canada 3.74%
  Australia 3.30%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Sweden 1.76%
  Finland 1.68%
  Belgium 1.61%
  Austria 1.54%
  Spain 1.10%
  DK 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.51%
Dell 15.84%
Acer 15.66%
Hewlett-Packard 13.17%
Alienware 4.80%
Intel 2.67%
Lenovo 2.49%
MSI 2.31%
Medion 1.78%
Samsung 0.89%
Toshiba 0.71%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.83%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 3.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.31%
Dell XPS 8300 3.01%
Alienware Aurora 2.41%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.41%

About CD Projekt Red

CD Projekt S.A. is a Polish video game publisher and developer.
Publisher URL: cdpred.com


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