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Should I remove FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,621
United States Rank #9,024
Reach 0.0254%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 55.82 days
415.31 days >
Average installed length: 218.21 days

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FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn is a program developed by Square Enix. 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 52 files and is usually about 24.05 MB (25,216,672 bytes). ffxivupdater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 8 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 65% of users of FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.finalfantasyxiv.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\FINAL FANTASY XIV - A Realm Reborn
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/39210
Estimated size: 24.05 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn

  • ffxivconfig.exe - FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn ConfigBackup
  • ffxiv.exe - FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn
  • ffxivboot.exe
  • ffxivlauncher.exe
  • ffxivsysinfo.exe
  • ffxivupdater.exe
  • ffxiv_dx11.exe - FINAL FANTASY XIV
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • bink2w32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • bink2w64.dll (by RAD Game Tools)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.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)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • ffxivuninstaller.exe
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • icudt.dll (by The ICU Project) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icui18n.dll
  • icuuc.dll
  • libavcodec-56.dll
  • libavformat-56.dll
  • libavresample-2.dll
  • libavutil-54.dll
  • libcef.dll - Chromium Embedded Framework (CEF) Dynamic Link Library
  • libswscale-3.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • 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
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B5CA6405-5A3F-4781-A9A6-E3272506F96B}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • ffxivboot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA1FC554-BA53-4F21-B4C2-389C94C90D66}' (runs on registration).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

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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.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn, 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 FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn.

Win 8 49%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 8 49.44%
Windows Vista 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.41%
Windows 8.1 21.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.45%
Windows 10 Home 12.32%
Windows 7 Professional 6.44%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.65%
  Canada 6.06%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  France 3.43%
  Germany 2.83%
  Australia 1.82%
  Norway 1.82%
  Sweden 1.62%
  Brazil 1.21%
  New Zealand 1.01%
  Austria 0.81%
  Belgium 0.81%
  DK 0.81%
  Finland 0.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 21.16%
Acer 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Alienware 10.05%
Dell 7.94%
MSI 6.35%
Toshiba 6.35%
Lenovo 5.29%
Samsung 2.65%
Gateway 1.06%
Intel 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.77%
MSI MS-7693 3.59%
Alienware Aurora-R4 2.40%
Dell XPS 8700 2.40%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 1.80%
Dell XPS 8500 1.80%

About (from Square Enix)

Square Enix, Inc.
Publisher URL: www.square-enix.com


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