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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,008
United States Rank #6,348
Reach 0.0516%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.35 days
541.24 days >
Average installed length: 284.38 days


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What is Uplink?  (from Introversion Software)

You play an Uplink Agent who makes a living by performing jobs for major corporations. Your tasks involve hacking into rival computer systems, stealing research data, sabotaging other companies, laundering money, erasing evidence, or framing innocent people. You use the money you earn to upgrade your computer systems, ...  Read more


Uplink is a program developed by Introversion Software. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is Uplink.exe. The software installer includes 53 files and is usually about 23.63 MB (24,776,590 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 60% of users of Uplink come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.introversion.co.uk/uplink
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Uplink
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/1510
Estimated size: 23.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Uplink

Program executable:Uplink.exe
Name:Introversion Software Uplink
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\uplink\Uplink.exe
Additional files:
  • Surfpup's Uplink Mod.exe - Introversion Software Uplink Modification (Uplink Modification)
  • UplinkSteamAuth.dll - UplinkSteamAuth Dynamic Link Library
  • UplinkSupport.exe - Introversion Software Uplink Support (UplinkSupport)
  • Uplink.exe - Introversion Software Uplink (Uplink)
  • Uninstall.exe - Uplink (Uplink Installer)
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • SDL_mixer.dll - SDL_mixer
  • Steam.dll (by Valve) - Steam (Steam Client Engine)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • avutil-51.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • FBI_UPLINK.exe
  • FMOD.DLL (by Firelight Firelight Technologies Pty, Ltd) - FMOD
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • GLU32.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(TM) Operating System (OpenGL Utility Library DLL)
  • glut32.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • mfc80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcm80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll
  • opengl32.dll - OpenGL Client DLL
  • SDL2.dll
  • SimplyUplink.exe
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tcp4w32.dll
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uMP3.exe
  • uMP3Maker.exe (by Thomas Hempen Products Limited)
  • uMP3Playlist.exe
  • Uplaunch.exe - Uplink Launcher
  • uplink_CMD.exe
  • Uplink_S01.exe
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • Wolf_uIRC.exe
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC29CBDA-1EA3-44CC-882F-AFADB7D351AB}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper ([email protected])' 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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Uplink.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Uplink\Uplink.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:135.83 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00009292%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Uplink?

Quickly and completely remove Uplink from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Uplink 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 Uplink, 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 Uplink.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.22%
Windows 10 36.97%
Windows Vista 1.00%
Windows XP 0.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.08%
Windows 7 Professional 11.76%
Windows 8.1 10.05%
Windows 10 Home 8.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.92%
  United Kingdom 11.28%
  Canada 4.56%
  Australia 3.92%
  Germany 3.44%
  France 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Norway 1.28%
  Belgium 0.96%
  Ireland 0.88%
  DK 0.80%
  Japan 0.72%
  Finland 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.65%
ASUS 16.15%
Dell 15.95%
Acer 14.59%
Lenovo 5.25%
Samsung 3.89%
Alienware 3.50%
MSI 2.53%
Toshiba 2.53%
Intel 1.36%
Apple 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
MSI MS-7821 3.28%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.95%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.30%
MSI MS-7673 2.30%

About (from Introversion Software)

Introversion Software is one of the UK's most-respected and successful independent game developers and publishers.
Publisher URL: www.introversion.co.uk


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