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Average installed length: 146.91 days

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You Have to Win the Game

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You Have to Win the Game is a program developed by Minor Key Games. 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 TheGame.exe. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 111.17 MB (116,569,312 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 64% of users of You Have to Win the Game come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.piratehearts.com/blog/games/you-have-to-win-the-game
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\You Have to Win the Game
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/286100
Estimated size: 111.17 MB

Program filesFiles installed by You Have to Win the Game

Program executable:TheGame.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\You Have to Win the Game\TheGame.exe
Additional files:
  • TheGame.exe
  • 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
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe
  • v8.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • winh264.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • 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)
  • openvr_api.dll
  • steam_api.dll - Steam Client API
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer.json
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.dll
  • SteamOverlayVulkanLayer64.json
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D009BE82-F7E7-4FF3-A787-45F925EB9355}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (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.
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.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • TheGame.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\You Have to Win the Game\TheGame.exe'.

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Or, you can uninstall You Have to Win the Game 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 You Have to Win the Game, 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 You Have to Win the Game.

Win 10 53%
Win XP 1%
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 52.70%
Windows 7 44.99%
Windows Vista 1.54%
Windows XP 0.77%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.55%
Windows 8.1 22.97%
Windows 10 Home 12.90%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.84%
Windows 7 Professional 7.10%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.79%
  United Kingdom 6.45%
  Canada 4.08%
  Australia 2.46%
  Germany 1.99%
  Italy 1.90%
  France 1.71%
  Brazil 1.52%
  Finland 1.14%
  Netherlands 1.04%
  Norway 0.76%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Mexico 0.66%
  New Zealand 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.44%
ASUS 16.83%
Dell 15.23%
Acer 13.83%
Toshiba 9.82%
Lenovo 7.01%
MSI 2.81%
Samsung 2.61%
Alienware 2.40%
Apple 0.60%
Intel 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.42%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 3.04%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.04%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.66%
MSI MS-7721 2.66%


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