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United States Rank #3,353
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 206.49 days

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a software program developed by CD PROJEKT RED. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 primary executable is named W3HC-0.7.7.exe. The setup package generally installs about 194 files and is usually about 31.6 MB (33,132,192 bytes). The software utilizes the Nokia Qt cross-platforms C++ framework. 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 61% of users of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thewitcher.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\The Witcher 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/292030
Estimated size: 31.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Program executable:W3HC-0.7.7.exe
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\The Witcher 3\W3HC-0.7.7.exe
Additional files:
  • witcher3.exe - The Witcher 3
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • Steam.dll - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Valve Steam Integration)
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • uninstall.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • debug-console-enabler.dll
  • dxgi.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • d3d11.dll (by crosire)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • Mediator.exe - Mediator
  • openvr_api.dll
  • ReShade32.dll - crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit
  • v8.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • 7z-32bit.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • 7z-64bit.dll (by Igor Pavlov)
  • AbsoluteCameraPresetGUI.exe - Absolute Camera Presets GUI
  • APEX_ClothingGPU_x64.dll (by NVIDIA) - APEX Dynamic Link Library
  • APEX_ClothingGPUCHECKED_x64.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • Arcanum.exe (by Troika Games) - Troika Games, LLC Arcanum (Arcanum)
  • aticfx32.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices) - AMD Inc. Radeon DirectX 11 Driver
  • aticfx64.dll (by Advanced Micro Devices)
  • atidxx32.dll - Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Radeon DirectX 11 Driver
  • atidxx64.dll
  • awt.dll (by Oracle) - Java(TM) Platform SE 7 U71 (Java(TM) Platform SE binary)
  • ChinhDo.Transactions.dll (by Chinh Do) - ChinhDo.Transactions.TxFileManager
  • Commanding.dll (by Black Tree Gaming) - Commanding (Nexus Mod Manager - Commanding Pattern)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart64_50_35.dll - NVIDIA CUDA 5.0.35 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 5.0.35)
  • d3d9.dll
  • D3DCompiler_46_org.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • jp2ssv.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Java(tm) Plug-In 2 SSV Helper' with the class of {DBC80044-A445-435b-BC74-9C25C1C588A9}.
4 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C078FC8B-D568-4CED-8BA1-398EB20EDEF2}' (runs on registration).
  • SierraLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F86363A5-70A6-483C-AEB4-46A773E12A93}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-2415797204-3093152915-1379717191-1001.
2 Startup Files (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.
  • SteamTmp.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.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Arquivos de\Steam.exe'.
  • Arcanum.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\GOG.com\Arcanum\Arcanum.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SierraLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\King's Quest Collection\SierraLauncher.exe'.

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
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  2. When you find the program The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
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Win 10 81%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 81.06%
Windows 7 18.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.08%
Windows 10 Pro 21.36%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.35%
Windows 8.1 7.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.29%
Windows 7 Professional 3.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.42%
  United Kingdom 5.91%
  Germany 5.20%
  Canada 3.50%
  France 3.24%
  Norway 1.99%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  Australia 1.83%
  Sweden 1.45%
  DK 1.25%
  Italy 1.22%
  Brazil 1.06%
  Russia 1.00%
  Austria 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 24.50%
Alienware 11.45%
Hewlett-Packard 11.45%
Acer 11.45%
MSI 11.32%
Dell 10.65%
Lenovo 7.86%
Medion 1.33%
Intel 1.20%
Toshiba 0.53%
Samsung 0.40%
Common models
ASUS All Series 26.34%
MSI MS-7693 3.40%
MSI MS-7917 3.29%
MSI MS-7850 2.52%
MSI MS-7821 2.09%
MSI MS-7885 1.87%


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


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