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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,570
United States Rank #7,130
Reach 0.0340%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.25 days
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Average installed length: 112.30 days


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XCOM 2 is a program developed by Firaxis. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 x360ce_x64.exe. The software installer includes 50 files and is usually about 31.18 MB (32,695,010 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 67% of users of XCOM 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xcom.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/268500
Estimated size: 31.18 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XCOM 2

Program executable:x360ce_x64.exe
Name:X360 Controller Emulator
TocaEdit X360 Controller Emulator
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\x360ce_x64.exe
Additional files:
  • crashhandler.dll (by Valve) - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll (by Valve)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • openvr_api.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • # DECRYPT MY FILES #.vbs
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • libav_h264-56.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • libx264-142.dll (by x264 project) - x264 (H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC) encoder library)
  • ModLauncherLibrary.dll - ModLauncherLibrary
  • ModLauncherWPF.exe - ModLauncherWPF
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • steamTmp.exe
  • Steamworks.NET.dll (by Riley Labrecque) - Steamworks.NET
  • uninstall.exe
  • winh264.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper
  • XCom2.exe - XCOM 2
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator (x64)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5ED47F96-28F8-4042-BBBA-D463F16205D5}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam_Reg_HKCURun_S-1-5-21-1376238410-2669572290-3327323966-1001.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • steamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programfiler\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove XCOM 2?

Quickly and completely remove XCOM 2 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall XCOM 2 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program XCOM 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 XCOM 2.

Win 10 83%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 82.95%
Windows 7 16.89%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 50.84%
Windows 10 Pro 24.66%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.48%
Windows 7 Professional 3.65%
Windows 8.1 2.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.31%
  United Kingdom 8.82%
  Germany 4.09%
  France 3.44%
  Canada 2.15%
  Australia 1.72%
  Italy 1.51%
  DK 1.29%
  Finland 1.08%
  Netherlands 1.08%
  Sweden 1.08%
  Brazil 0.86%
  Spain 0.86%
  Switzerland 0.65%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.17%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
MSI 12.08%
Acer 12.08%
Dell 11.67%
Alienware 9.58%
Lenovo 9.58%
Medion 0.83%
Toshiba 0.83%
Apple 0.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 18.61%
MSI MS-7821 3.03%
MSI MS-7693 2.60%
MSI MS-7850 2.60%
MSI MS-7917 2.60%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.73%


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