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X: Beyond the Frontier


X: Beyond the Frontier is a software program developed by Egosoft. 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 setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 345.15 MB (361,912,050 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 58% of users of X: Beyond the Frontier come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.egosoft.com/games/x/info_en.php
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\X Beyond the Frontier
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/2840
Estimated size: 345.15 MB

Program filesFiles installed by X: Beyond the Frontier

  • ijl10.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library
  • X.exe - EGOSOFT GmbH X (XBTF)
  • IMGDLL.DLL (by Smaller Animals Software) - ImgDLL
  • runme.exe
  • Xbtf.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • runme.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{1738D29F-AD06-41C0-8F3D-48CC503CF638}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • runme.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dark Messiah Might and Magic Multi-Player\runme.exe'.

How do I remove X: Beyond the Frontier?

You can uninstall X: Beyond the Frontier 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 X: Beyond the Frontier, 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 X: Beyond the Frontier.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win 10 35%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.42%
Windows 10 34.58%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.63%
Windows 7 Professional 13.08%
Windows 8.1 10.28%
Windows 10 Pro 5.61%
Windows 10 Home 3.74%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.89%
  United Kingdom 8.27%
  Canada 7.52%
  Germany 6.02%
  France 4.51%
  Netherlands 2.26%
  Austria 1.50%
  Australia 1.50%
  Finland 1.50%
  Poland 1.50%
  Belgium 0.75%
  BG 0.75%
  Switzerland 0.75%
  Czech Republic 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.00%
ASUS 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 14.00%
Alienware 6.00%
Dell 4.00%
Intel 4.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
American Megatrends 2.00%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.93%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.99%
MSI MS-7758 2.99%
Acer Predator G3620 2.99%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-A 1.49%


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