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Should I remove SimCity?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,905
United States Rank #19,091
Reach 0.0170%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.41 days
395.71 days >
Average installed length: 207.92 days

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What is SimCity?

The version is a repack 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.


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 Asilk'sModManager.exe. The setup package generally installs about 49 files and is usually about 3.3 MB (3,455,332 bytes). The installed file SCUpdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tapochek.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\R.G. Mechanics\SimCity\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\SimCity\Uninstall\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 3.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by SimCity

Program executable:Asilk'sModManager.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - SimCity (Game Definition File resources)
  • 1911.dll
  • Activation.dll (by Electronic Arts) - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • ActivationUI.exe - activation (activation UI)
  • SCUpdate.exe - SCUpdate Application
  • SimCity.exe - SimCity (TM)
  • Activation64.dll
  • EAWebkit.dll - EAWebKit
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcp100.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll (by Microsoft)
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qcncodecs4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qgif4.dll
  • qico4.dll
  • qjpcodecs4.dll
  • qjpeg4.dll
  • qkrcodecs4.dll
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • qtwcodecs4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Asilk'sModManager.exe - SimcityModManager
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dx9_31.dll
  • D3DX9_43.dll - Direct3D 9 Extensions
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • eauninstall.exe - EA Uninstall (Uninstall)
  • En_Laucher.exe
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • msvcr100d.dll
  • play-SimCity.exe
  • SC4.exe (by Maxis) - SimCity 4
  • SC4_uninst.exe - SimCity 4 EP Uninstaller
  • setup.exe (by tapochek.net)
  • SimCityRecovery.exe - SimCityR Application
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • Uninstall Orion's Belt.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SimCity.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{72CBE77C-A99D-4FFC-800D-45A6157568CE}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SimCity.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\SimCity\SimCity\SimCity.exe'.

How do I remove SimCity?

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

Win 8 51%
Win 7 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 51.26%
Windows 7 48.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.61%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.80%
Windows 8.1 15.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 13.98%
Windows 10 Home 5.08%
Windows 7 Professional 4.66%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.39%
  Canada 5.34%
  Russia 5.34%
  United Kingdom 4.96%
  Brazil 3.82%
  Netherlands 3.44%
  Sweden 3.44%
  UA 3.44%
  Poland 2.67%
  Belgium 2.29%
  Philippines 2.29%
  Romania 2.29%
  Malaysia 1.91%
  Germany 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 20.83%
Acer 20.14%
Hewlett-Packard 14.58%
Lenovo 13.19%
Dell 9.72%
Samsung 6.25%
Toshiba 6.25%
American Megatrends 2.08%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.42%
LENOVO 20238 2.65%
ASUSTeK Q550LF 1.77%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.77%
Dell Inspiron 3542 1.77%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.77%

Publisher URL: tapochek.net


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