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X-COM: UFO Defense


X-COM: UFO Defense is a software program developed by MicroProse. 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 primary executable is named dosbox.exe. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 3.73 MB (3,911,819 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 64% of users of X-COM: UFO Defense come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom UFO Defense
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/7760
Estimated size: 3.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by X-COM: UFO Defense

Program executable:dosbox.exe
Name:DOSBox DOS Emulator
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCom UFO Defense\dosbox.exe
Additional files:
  • SDL.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • uninstall.exe (by DOSBox Team) - DOSBox 0.74 Installer (DOSBox Installer)
  • SDL_net.dll
  • UFO Defense.exe (by Hasbro Interactive) - Hasbro Interactive X-COM: UFO Defense Gold Edition (X-COM: UFO Defense Gold Edition)
  • X-Com Hack v3.exe (by Stonepool Studios) - X-Com Hack v3.1
  • xcomutil.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • dosbox.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5AB719FC-30E3-4F8D-8348-64F892347CE1}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • dosbox.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Duke Nukem 3D\bin\dosbox\dosbox.exe'.

How do I remove X-COM: UFO Defense?

You can uninstall X-COM: UFO Defense 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-COM: UFO Defense, 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-COM: UFO Defense.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.54%
Windows 10 11.89%
Windows Vista 6.49%
Windows XP 1.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.89%
Windows 7 Professional 11.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.95%
Windows 8 2.70%
Windows 10 Pro 1.62%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.82%
  United Kingdom 13.01%
  Canada 6.50%
  Australia 3.25%
  Germany 2.85%
  France 1.63%
  Belgium 1.22%
  Finland 1.22%
  Norway 0.81%
  Netherlands 0.81%
  Poland 0.81%
  Italy 0.81%
  Brazil 0.41%
  UA 0.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.96%
Dell 20.83%
ASUS 18.75%
Acer 11.46%
Intel 3.13%
Toshiba 2.08%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.70%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 2.78%
Dell XPS 8300 2.78%
ASUSTeK G74Sx 1.85%
Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 1.85%


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