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Velvet Assassin


Velvet Assassin is a software program developed by Replay Studios. 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 22 files and is usually about 25.49 MB (26,729,066 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 56% of users of Velvet Assassin come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: Velvet Assassin
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Velvet Assassin
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/16720
Estimated size: 25.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Velvet Assassin

  • NxCooking.dll - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmod_event_netL.dll (by Firelight Technologies)
  • fmod_event.dll - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmod_eventL.dll
  • shaderMagic.dll (by Coreplay GmbH) - www.shadermagic.com (shaderMagic effect rendering)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • replay.exe (by cd) - cd replay (replay)
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • fmodexL.dll
  • fmodexp.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • detoured.dll
  • Launcher.exe
  • NxCharacter.dll
  • NxExtensions.dll
  • d3dx9_32.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • d3dx9_37.dll (by Microsoft)
  • D3DX9_40.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • xinput1_3.dll - Microsoft Common Controller API

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Steam\SteamApps\common\Velvet Assassin\Launcher.exe'.

How do I remove Velvet Assassin?

You can uninstall Velvet Assassin 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 Velvet Assassin, 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 Velvet Assassin.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.75%
Windows 10 36.87%
Windows XP 0.92%
Windows Vista 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.59%
Windows 8.1 13.36%
Windows 7 Professional 11.52%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.37%
Windows 10 Home 4.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.96%
  United Kingdom 8.66%
  Canada 5.42%
  Germany 5.42%
  Brazil 2.17%
  France 2.17%
  Finland 1.81%
  Australia 1.44%
  DK 1.44%
  Japan 1.44%
  Norway 1.44%
  Italy 1.08%
  Portugal 1.08%
  Sweden 1.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.00%
Dell 19.23%
ASUS 16.35%
Hewlett-Packard 13.46%
Lenovo 6.73%
Alienware 2.88%
MSI 1.92%
Samsung 1.92%
Sony 1.92%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.09%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.61%
LENOVO 20217 2.61%
MSI MS-7693 2.61%
Gateway DX4860 1.74%
MSI MS-7673 1.74%


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