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Dragon Age - Origins

What is Dragon Age - Origins?

This is a repack version of the game and not distributed by the original publisher which might not be a legal or legitimate copy, please refer to the game copyright.

Overview

It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 DAOriginsLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 38 files. daupdater.engine.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tapochek.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\R.G. Mechanics\Dragon Age - Origins\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Dragon Age - Origins\Uninstall\unins000.exe"

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon Age - Origins

Program executable:DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Name:Launcher Application
Signed by:BioWare
Path:C:\Program Files\R.G. Mechanics\Dragon Age - Origins\DAOriginsLauncher.exe
MD5:2f2ef80a4db64d525d13e4b6c5f41be2
Additional files:
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe (by BioWare) - Launcher Application
  • AudioDrv.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs AudioDrv (AudioDrv)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • ConfigureToolset.exe (by BioWare) - Dragon Age (Configure Toolset)
  • daorigins.exe - Dragon Age: Origins
  • DAOriginsConfig.exe - Dragon Age: Origns (Dragon Age: Origins Configuration Utility)
  • daoriginsgdf.dll - Dragon Age Origins GDF
  • daupdater.engine.dll - DADM.Engine
  • daupdater.exe - DAContentUpdater
  • daupdatersvc.service.exe - DAUpdaterSvc.Service
  • DragonAgeToolset.exe - Dragon Age Toolset
  • Engine.dll - Engine Support
  • ErfEditor.exe - Erf Editor
  • ErfGenerator.exe
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • framework.dll - UI Framework
  • GffEditor.exe - Gff Editor
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.PluginManagerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PluginManagerLib'.
  • isactwin.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs isactwin (isactwin)
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • nxcharacter.dll
  • nxcooking.dll
  • PluginManager.dll - Global Plugin Manager
  • ResourceBuilder.exe
  • RPU.exe
  • speedtreert.dll
  • ssce5432.dll (by Wintertree Software) - Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine Windows SDK (Sentry Spelling-Checker Engine)
  • umbra.dll (by Umbra Software) - Umbra (Umbra Runtime Library (DLL))
  • unrar.dll (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • VO_FmodProjectCreator.exe
  • xbdm.dll - Microsoft(R) Xbox(R) 360 (Xbox Development Kit API (Xbox 360))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F58650E-D2C6-45D7-94AE-5FF1D8356CF2}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • daupdatersvc.service.exe runs as a service named 'Dragon Age: Origins Updater' (DAUpdaterSvc) "Download management system for Dragon Age: Origins content and updates".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Dragon Age Ultimate Edition\DAOriginsLauncher.exe'.

How do I remove Dragon Age - Origins?

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Or, you can uninstall Dragon Age - Origins 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 Dragon Age - Origins, 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 Dragon Age - Origins.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 8 22%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.78%
Windows 8 22.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 8 Pro 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

90.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 90.91%
  UA 4.55%
  Latvia 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 60.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Alienware 20.00%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 20.00%
ASUSTeK N53SV 20.00%
ASUSTeK G75VX 20.00%
ASUS All Series 20.00%
Alienware Aurora 20.00%

Publisher URL: tapochek.net

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