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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,172
United States Rank #10,641
Reach 0.0234%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.65 days
284.73 days >
Average installed length: 149.61 days

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Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell


Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell is a software program developed by Ubisoft. 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 setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 1.56 MB (1,633,384 bytes). 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 56% of users of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: splintercell.us.ubi.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\splinter cell
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/13560
Estimated size: 1.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • Echelon.dll
  • EchelonHUD.dll
  • EchelonIngredient.dll
  • EchelonMenus.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • 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
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B305A50B-B059-448F-A6A3-7DA2792254DB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Origin' and executes as C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell?

You can uninstall Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 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 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell, 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 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell.

Win 10 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.46%
Windows 7 32.32%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.68%
Windows 10 Pro 23.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.68%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.81%
Windows 8.1 7.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.01% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.01%
  France 6.01%
  Germany 6.01%
  Italy 5.50%
  United Kingdom 4.98%
  Netherlands 3.09%
  Canada 3.09%
  Finland 1.89%
  Brazil 1.20%
  Russia 1.20%
  Australia 1.03%
  Sweden 0.86%
  DK 0.86%
  Turkey 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.23%
Acer 17.76%
ASUS 16.36%
Lenovo 10.28%
Dell 7.94%
Alienware 3.74%
Toshiba 3.74%
Medion 2.80%
MSI 1.87%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.20%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.79%
LENOVO 5864A1U 2.79%
Dell XPS 8500 2.23%
Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming 5 2.23%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.23%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com


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