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5% remove it95% keep it
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Type:Rider is a software program developed by Ex Nihilo. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 TypeRider.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 427.66 MB (448,432,193 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 51% of users of Type:Rider come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: typerider.arte.tv/#
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\Type Rider
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/258890
Estimated size: 427.66 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Type:Rider

Program executable:TypeRider.exe
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\Type Rider\TypeRider.exe
Additional files:
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • SteamworksNative.dll
  • TypeRider.exe
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - 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)
  • 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
  • openvr_api.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
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • 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 '{424B7BD1-7FD1-46DB-8DD7-F1C5ECF75FE2}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-663139350-3850902710-1953729784-1001.
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Type:Rider?

You can uninstall Type:Rider 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 Type:Rider, 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 Type:Rider.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win 7 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.77%
Windows 10 45.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.15%
Windows 8.1 16.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.07%
Windows 7 Professional 11.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.55%
Windows 10 Home 7.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.24%
  United Kingdom 10.74%
  France 6.61%
  Canada 4.13%
  Australia 3.31%
  Germany 3.31%
  Italy 2.89%
  Spain 2.07%
  Czech Republic 1.65%
  Belgium 1.24%
  DK 1.24%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  Russia 1.24%
  Switzerland 0.83%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.00%
ASUS 17.27%
Hewlett-Packard 16.36%
Acer 14.55%
Lenovo 10.00%
Alienware 2.73%
Medion 1.82%
MSI 1.82%
Samsung 1.82%
Toshiba 1.82%
Apple 0.91%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.02%
MSI MS-7821 3.28%
HP ENVY 15 Notebook PC 2.46%
MSI MS-7816 2.46%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.64%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.64%


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