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What percent of users and experts removed it?
76% remove it24% keep it
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 140.97 days


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Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness

What is Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness?

This game for the PC is distributed by the Friends in War portal using a custom installer.


Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness is a program developed by Friends in War. 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 victoria2.exe. Typically most users end up uninstalling this just after a few days. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 1.85 MB (1,937,874 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 56% of users of Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.friendsinwar.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Portable\Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Portable\Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Program Files\Portable\Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness\Uninstall\uninstall.
Estimated size: 1.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness

Program executable:victoria2.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\portable\victoria 2 heart of darkness\victoria2.exe
Additional files:
  • v2game.exe
  • buddha.dll
  • ggcoins.dll
  • lua5.1.dll
  • lua51.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • PdxConnect.dll
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API ([email protected]))
  • steamclient.dll (by 3DMGAME) - Steamclient Engine
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Intel(R) Threading Building Blocks for Windows (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • tbb_debug.dll (by Intel)
  • tbbmalloc.dll - Scalable Allocator library
  • tbbmalloc_proxy.dll
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • victoria2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{988441A4-84E7-45E8-98D9-4BAC21A0ACF0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • victoria2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Crusader Kings II\ck2game.exe'.

How do I remove Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness?

You can uninstall Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness 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 Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness, 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 Victoria 2 Heart of Darkness.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 10 52%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 76%
Keep it 24%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 51.72%
Windows 7 37.93%
Windows XP 6.90%
Windows Vista 3.45%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.69%
Windows 10 Home 13.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 8.1 13.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.90%
Windows 10 Pro 6.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  France 6.67%
  Brazil 4.44%
  Netherlands 4.44%
  Turkey 4.44%
  Belgium 2.22%
  BG 2.22%
  DK 2.22%
  Estonia 2.22%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  Greece 2.22%
  Ireland 2.22%
  Italy 2.22%
  Romania 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.83%
Hewlett-Packard 20.83%
Dell 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Toshiba 8.33%
Packard Bell 4.17%
Apple 4.17%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite E55-A 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55t-B 4.35%
Packard Bell BV EASYNOTE ... 4.35%
MSI MS-7971 4.35%
MSI MS-7309 4.35%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1005fr 4.35%


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