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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,390
United States Rank #14,517
Reach 0.1653%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.63 days
431.49 days >
Average installed length: 226.71 days

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World of Goo

What is World of Goo?

World of Goo is a Flash based video game from Oberon Mdeia and distributed by Iplay using the GameZone console. The game is built around the idea of creating large structures using balls of goo. The game is divided into five chapters, each containing several levels. Each level has its own graphic and musical theme, giving it unique atmosphere. There is also a bonus meta-game called World of Goo Corporation, where the objective is to build the highest tower using goo balls which the player collected through the course of the game. Players from all over the world can compete, as the height of the tower and number of goo balls used are being constantly uploaded to the 2D Boy server.

Overview

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 worldofgoo.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 12.06 MB (12,650,396 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.oberon-media.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\World of Goo
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\World of Goo\Uninstall.exe" "C:\Program Files\Acer GameZone\World of Goo\install.log"
Estimated size: 12.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by World of Goo

Program executable:worldofgoo.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\acer gamezone\world of goo\worldofgoo.exe
MD5:3d73fcc9a5156e9f9f025d90a3b701b6
Additional files:
  • TimeProtect.dll - Oberon Media Time Protection Dll
  • Launch.exe - Oberon Media Game Launcher (Game Launcher)
  • GDFShell.dll - GDFShell installs games to Vista Games Explorer
  • FullRemove.exe
  • HookIsolate.dll
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • Uninstall.exe
  • D3DX9_38.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • GameShell.dll - Game Launcher
  • irrKlang.dll
  • Launch - Kopie.exe
  • Launch_new.exe
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • msvcm80.dll
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • ode.dll
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0B2D20BC-0344-4EA6-A4D3-1B30F67B5F39}' (runs on registration).
  • Launch.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0349BF30-2FE3-4A08-955C-938E00AB6A43}' (runs on registration).
  • Launch - Kopie.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB0F848D-5666-43C4-829F-94D612393F74}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Launch.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Asus\Game Park\Chicken Invaders 2\Launch.exe'.

How do I remove World of Goo?

You can uninstall World of Goo 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 World of Goo, 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 World of Goo.

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,390
 
REACH
~0.17%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.28%
Windows 10 11.60%
Windows XP 0.06%
Windows Vista 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 77.40%
Windows 10 Home 8.74%
Windows 7 Home Basic 7.02%
Windows 7 Starter 1.54%
Windows 7 Professional 1.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.02% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 16.02%
  Italy 10.43%
  Germany 9.14%
  United Kingdom 8.01%
  United States 5.72%
  Netherlands 4.68%
  Sweden 4.28%
  Belgium 3.88%
  Brazil 3.15%
  Spain 2.78%
  Norway 2.69%
  DK 2.54%
  Finland 2.20%
  Russia 2.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 79.65%
Acer 20.26%
GIGABYTE 0.09%
Common models
ASUSTeK K53SD 10.22%
ASUSTeK K54C 6.39%
ASUSTeK K55VD 5.09%
ASUSTeK K54HR 4.09%
ASUSTeK K53U 3.16%
ASUSTeK N56VM 2.93%

About (from Oberon Media, Inc.)

Since 2003, we’ve successfully delivered personalized gaming experiences that engage, excite, and entertain millions of dedicated game players worldwide.
Publisher URL: www.oberon-media.com

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