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15% remove it85% keep it
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United States Rank #30,054
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 141.52 days

XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo

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What is XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo?

XCOM: Enemy Unknown is a turn-based tactical video game set in the near future during an alien invasion of Earth, the game puts the player in control of an elite multinational paramilitary organization called XCOM and tasked with defending the Earth.

About  (from Firaxis Games)

Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion by creating a fully operational base, researching...  Read more


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 5.73 MB (6,004,745 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.xcom.com/enemyunknown
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/216690
Estimated size: 5.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by XCOM: Enemy Unknown Demo

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E5AA0583-6AD1-483F-BFA9-9DF106F8B3E3}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7D265B4-59BF-47D6-AE89-982082F40E03}' (runs on registration).
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:200.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005194796%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00021976%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00029972%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:50,690,634
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:723.84 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:171.99 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB

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  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.
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    • 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: Enemy Unknown Demo.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 15%
Keep it 85%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.81%
Windows 10 41.86%
Windows Vista 2.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.21%
Windows 8.1 20.93%
Windows 10 Home 11.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.30%
Windows 8 4.65%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.44%
  United Kingdom 8.77%
  Germany 3.51%
  France 1.75%
  Korea 1.75%
  Australia 1.75%
  New Zealand 1.75%
  DK 1.75%
  Canada 1.75%
  Italy 1.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.58%
Dell 19.35%
ASUS 16.13%
Hewlett-Packard 9.68%
Alienware 6.45%
Lenovo 6.45%
Toshiba 3.23%
Sony 3.23%
Apple 3.23%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.88%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 5.88%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L875-13... 2.94%
Sony SVS1511S3RB 2.94%
Notebook W230ST ... 2.94%
MSI MS-7850 2.94%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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