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What is Time Machine?

Time Machine is a desktop PC video game distributed through the PurleHills web portal.


Time Machine is a software program developed by PurpleHills. 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 primary executable is named TimeMachine.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 45.99 MB (48,229,080 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 86% of users of Time Machine come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.purplehills.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Purplehills\Time Machine\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9F9D845C-A5F0-423B-9820-240771C7645D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 45.99 MB
Language: German (Germany)

Program filesFiles installed by Time Machine

Program executable:TimeMachine.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Purplehills\Time Machine\TimeMachine.exe
Additional files:
  • TimeMachine.exe
  • alut.dll
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DevIL.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Library (DevIL) (DevIL: A portable image library in development)
  • game.exe
  • hge.dll
  • ILU.dll (by Abysmal Software) - Developer's Image Utilities Library (ILU: A portable image library in development)
  • ILUT.dll - Developer's Image Utility Toolkit Library (ILUT: A portable image library in development)
  • jpeg.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libpng12-0.dll
  • libtiff-3.dll
  • magic.dll
  • Mini.dll
  • msvcm90.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcp90.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr90.dll
  • ogg.dll
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Portions (C) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • rm.dll
  • sl.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)
  • zlib1.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TimeMachine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6F930DD-9465-4974-891E-61B7D5FA6E26}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Time Machine?

You can uninstall Time Machine 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 Time Machine, 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 Time Machine.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.42%
Windows 10 21.21%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Windows XP 2.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.62%
Windows 8.1 12.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.92%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.40%
Windows 7 Professional 6.11%
Windows 10 Home 3.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.36% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 86.36%
  United States 6.82%
  Austria 3.03%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Belgium 0.76%
  United Kingdom 0.76%
  Netherlands 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 37.14%
Medion 21.43%
Hewlett-Packard 15.71%
Samsung 5.71%
Toshiba 5.71%
ASUS 4.29%
Dell 4.29%
Lenovo 2.86%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.88%
eMachines ET1840 2.91%
MEDION P7624 1.94%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.94%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 1.94%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350 0.97%

Publisher URL: www.purplehills.de


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