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Need for Speed: SHIFT


Need for Speed: SHIFT is a program developed by Slightly Mad Studios. 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 software installer includes 38 files and is usually about 573.27 KB (587,024 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of Need for Speed: SHIFT come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: shift.needforspeed.com/home.action
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Need For Speed Shift
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/24870
Estimated size: 573.27 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed: SHIFT

  • NVShaderPerf.exe - NVShaderPerf Performance Tool
  • SHIFT.exe (by Electronic Arts)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • quickbms.exe (by Luigi Auriemma e-mail: [email protected] web: aluigi.org) - QuickBMS
  • GDFBinary.dll
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • 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)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • 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
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • video.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6BC95406-D6D6-41FC-8CD3-2ECDA9039CC0}' (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.
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'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Need for Speed: SHIFT?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.49%
Windows 8 41.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.64%
Windows 8.1 20.75%
Windows 7 Professional 9.43%
Windows 10 Home 4.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Germany 7.50%
  United Kingdom 7.50%
  France 6.67%
  Canada 5.83%
  Australia 5.00%
  Belgium 2.50%
  Finland 2.50%
  Norway 2.50%
  Switzerland 1.67%
  DK 1.67%
  Spain 1.67%
  Italy 1.67%
  Netherlands 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.53%
ASUS 24.49%
Hewlett-Packard 12.24%
Dell 8.16%
Alienware 6.12%
Intel 4.08%
MSI 4.08%
American Megatrends 2.04%
Common models
ASUSTeK G750JW 3.28%
ASUS All Series 3.28%
Dell XPS 8300 3.28%
MSI MS-7821 3.28%
MSI MS-7817 3.28%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H 3.28%


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