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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 345.39 days


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Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete

What is Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete?  (from Firaxis Games)

Multiple multiplayer options including the ability to compete with friends via the Internet, play by E-mail modes or compete locally via the Hotseat and LAN modes. Includes four classic games: Sid Meier's Civilization IV, Civilization IV: Warlords expansion pack, Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword expansion pack and Sid...  Read more


Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete is a software program developed by Firaxis Games. 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 primary executable is named civilization4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 130.36 MB (136,689,096 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 53% of users of Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.2kgames.com/civ4
Help link: www.2kgames.com/civ4/support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Games\Civ4
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\InstallShield Installation Information\{30D1F3D2-54CF-481D-A005-F94B0E98FEEC}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonl
Estimated size: 130.36 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete

Program executable:civilization4.exe
Name:Sid Meier's Civilization 4
Additional files:
  • PitBoss.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4
  • _setup.dll (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (FLEXnet (R) InstallShield (R) Setup Launcher Resources)
  • autorun.exe - Autorun Application
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • boost_python-vc71-mt-1_32.dll
  • Civ4BeyondSword.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Beyond The Sword
  • Civ4BeyondSword_PitBoss.exe
  • Civ4v161.exe (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (R) (Setup.exe)
  • Civ4Warlords.exe - Sid Meier's Civilization 4 : Warlords
  • Civ4Warlords_PitBoss.exe
  • CivilizationIV-1.7.4.trn.exe
  • CivIV-ByndSwrd-
  • Colonization.exe - Sid Meier's Colonization
  • d3dx9_31.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • d3dx9_32.dll (by Microsoft)
  • d3dx9_33.dll
  • d3dx9_34.dll
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative ALchemy
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • hapdbg.dll
  • ISSetup.dll - InstallShield (R) Setup Engine
  • Mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft(R) MSXML 3.0 SP 5 (MSXML 3.0 SP 5)
  • PitBoss 2.exe
  • PSAPI.DLL - Process Status Helper
  • python24.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • setup.exe
  • vort_dls.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Civilization4.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{248BF2DC-A97D-4266-9BC5-4890713FB644}' (runs on registration).
  • Colonization.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B7A533E3-27BB-4DE0-B088-12D365034050}' (runs on registration).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Civilization4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CIV IV\Civilization4.exe'.
  • Colonization.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization IV Colonization\Colonization.exe'.
  • Civ4BeyondSword_PitBoss.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4\Beyond the Sword\Civ4BeyondSword_PitBoss.exe'.
  • PitBoss 2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\2K Games\Firaxis Games\Sid Meier's Civilization 4 Complete\PitBoss 2.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:15.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0231473585%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01274744%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01039992%
0.015104% average
70 average

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Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.81%
Windows 8 21.53%
Windows Vista 8.06%
Windows XP 3.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.80%
Windows 8.1 11.39%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.21%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.00%
  Germany 11.03%
  United Kingdom 6.23%
  France 4.80%
  Canada 3.89%
  Australia 2.29%
  Finland 1.83%
  Poland 1.72%
  Sweden 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.14%
  Italy 1.09%
  Austria 0.97%
  Belgium 0.91%
  Czech Republic 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.51%
Dell 22.01%
Acer 14.59%
ASUS 9.57%
Toshiba 8.85%
Samsung 3.71%
Lenovo 3.23%
Intel 1.79%
Medion 1.08%
Alienware 0.96%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.41%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.38%
ASUS All Series 2.31%
Dell Dell XPS420 2.31%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.31%

About Firaxis Games

Firaxis Games is a video game developer that focuses on strategy games whose titles are frequently prefixed with Sid Meier's name, due to his design and programming contributions and original games.
Publisher URL: www.firaxis.com


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