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Average installed length: 35.24 days

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


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. 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 155 files and is usually about 31.6 MB (33,132,192 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% 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
  • Steam.dll - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Valve Steam Integration)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • d3d11.dll (by Crosire) - ReShade (Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 64-bit)
  • debug-console-enabler.dll
  • dxgi.dll (by Crosire)
  • glew32.dll - The OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • ReShade32.dll - Crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit
  • 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
  • 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 (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 5.0.35 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 5.0.35)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • D3DCompiler_46_org.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dcompiler_47.dll - Direct3D HLSL Compiler for Redistribution
  • DarkSouls.dll (by Black Tree Gaming) - DarkSouls (Nexus Mod Manager - Dark Souls Module)
  • DarkSouls.ModScript.dll - DarkSouls.ModScript (Nexus Mod Manager - Dark Souls Game Mode Mod Script Variant)
  • DarkSouls2.dll - DarkSouls2 (Nexus Mod Manager - Dark Souls 2 Module)
  • DarkSouls2.ModScript.dll - DarkSouls2.ModScript (Nexus Mod Manager - Dark Souls 2 Game Mode Mod Script Variant)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • dcpr.dll (by Oracle)
  • decora-sse.dll
  • deploy.dll - Java Deployment Library
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FF23C75C-14EB-43D8-9061-00CB24BD063F}' (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-1-5-21-3420527040-1261894735-2970360055-1001.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\Electronic Arts\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  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.
    • 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 3: Wild Hunt.

Win 8 68%
Win 7 1%
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 8 68.32%
Windows 7 31.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.98%
Windows 8.1 16.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.22%
Windows 10 Pro 14.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.05% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.05%
  United Kingdom 6.20%
  Germany 6.10%
  Canada 4.74%
  Australia 3.48%
  France 3.10%
  Norway 3.10%
  Sweden 2.42%
  Austria 1.94%
  Brazil 1.84%
  DK 1.84%
  Russia 1.55%
  Netherlands 1.26%
  Italy 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.51%
Alienware 13.65%
Hewlett-Packard 13.28%
Acer 11.81%
Lenovo 8.49%
Dell 8.12%
MSI 8.12%
Intel 2.95%
Medion 1.48%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 25.26%
MSI MS-7693 3.68%
MSI MS-7885 2.63%
MSI MS-7917 2.37%
LENOVO 20378 2.11%
MSI MS-7821 1.84%


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


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