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Should I remove EA Link?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,754
United States Rank #3,841
Reach 0.0872%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.58 days
488.99 days >
Average installed length: 256.93 days


VersionDistribution 0.18% 99.29% 0.18% 0.36%

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EA Link

What is EA Link?  (from Electronic Arts)

EA Download Manager (formerly EA Downloader and EA Link) is a digital distribution, digital rights management system from Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase computer games on the Internet and download them directly to their PC.


EA Link is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is Core.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 7 MB (7,344,523 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 77% of users of EA Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EA Link\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{F5577101-33CC-4711-8235-3A95BCD49DB0} /l1033
Estimated size: 7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EA Link

Program executable:Core.exe
Name:EA Link
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EA Link\Core.exe
Additional files:
  • CmdPortalClient.dll - EA Core CommandPortal Client (EA Download Manager Command Portal Access Client)
  • CoreCmdPortalClient.dll
  • EACoreServer.exe - EA Core Server Application
  • EADMUninstall.exe - EA Download Manager
  • EADM6AirComponentsUninstall.exe - EA Air Components
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • Core.exe - EA Link
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • EACoreCLI.exe
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe
  • Login.exe
  • MessageDlg.exe
  • ProxyInstaller.exe

How do I remove EA Link?

Quickly and completely remove EA Link from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall EA Link 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 EA Link, 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 EA Link.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 90.94%
Windows 7 8.35%
Windows XP 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 85.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.87%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.31%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.07%
  Canada 6.38%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  Italy 2.84%
  Germany 2.25%
  France 2.25%
  Spain 1.65%
  Brazil 0.71%
  Philippines 0.47%
  Ireland 0.35%
  United Arab Emirates 0.24%
  Austria 0.24%
  MA 0.24%
  MK 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.86%
Dell 1.25%
Toshiba 0.36%
Sahara 0.18%
Alienware 0.18%
ASUS 0.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 36.33%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 23.49%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 8.07%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.71%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 6.79%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.04%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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