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Should I remove The Sims 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #631
United States Rank #513
Reach 1.2559%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.81 days
702.28 days >
Average installed length: 369.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.67.2 30.62%
1.66.2 0.82%
1.63.5 4.97%
1.63.4 1.39%
1.62.153 1.69%
1.57.62 2.70%
1.55.4 8.20%
1.54.95 0.91%
1.50.56 6.88%
1.48.5 0.91%
1.47.6 0.55%
1.42.130 8.97%
1.39.3 0.39%
1.38.151 1.59%
1.36.45 0.68%
1.34.27 0.57%
1.33.2 0.53%
1.32.3 0.03%
1.31.118 0.52%
1.29.55 0.64%
1.28.84 0.16%
1.26.89 1.76%
1.24.3 0.55%
1.23.65 0.22%
1.22.9 0.21%
1.21.123 0.43%
1.19.44 0.55%
1.18.9 0.23%
1.17.60 0.81%
1.15.34 0.19%
1.14.11 0.15%
1.12.70 0.61%
1.11.7 0.16%
1.10.6 0.04%
1.9.22 0.21%
1.8.25 0.09%
1.7.9 0.06%
1.6.6 0.07%
1.5.82 0.23%
1.4.6 0.08%
1.3.24 0.01%
1.2.7 0.33%
1.0.632 3.13%
1.0.631 9.45%
1.0.615 6.75%

Other programs by Electronic Arts

The Sims 3

What is The Sims 3?

The Sims 3 is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

The Sims 3 is a strategic life simulation computer game developed by The Sims Studio and published by Electronic Arts. The Sims 3 is built upon the same concept as its predecessors. Players control their own Sims in activities and relationships in a similar manner to real life. The gameplay is open-ended and indefinite...  Read more

Overview

The Sims 3 is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is 1.67.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is TS3.exe. The software installer includes 27 files and is usually about 43.63 MB (45,752,570 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 57% of users of The Sims 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TheSims3.com
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Support\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C05D8CDB-417D-4335-A38C-A0659EDFD6B8}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 43.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by The Sims 3

Program executable:TS3.exe
Name:Sims 3 Starter Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\The Sims 3\Game\Bin\TS3.exe
MD5:11bbb284b5f29dd04efbb53bb644395f
Additional files:
  • Sims3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 Launcher Starter Application (Sims 3Launcher Starter Application)
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • eadm-installer.exe - EA Download Manager
  • ISSetupHelper.exe - ISSetupHelper
  • TS3W.exe - Downs Sims 3
  • Sims3GDF.dll - Sims3GDF (Sims 3 Game Definition File)
  • OriginSetup.exe - Origin
  • S3Launcher.exe - Sims 3 (S3Launcher)
  • TS3.exe
  • TSLHelper.exe - TSLHelper
  • TSLHost.dll - TSLHost
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • EAWebkit.dll - EAWebKit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6020CD0-2796-42E3-B37F-A35170CC6FC1}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3W.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8E8561A6-50F4-438D-83C4-1C14C23B5B77}' (runs on registration).
  • TS3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F1904F5A-C45B-4B21-84B3-34929D981AC0}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Sims3Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Electronic Arts\Os Sims 3\Game\Bin\Sims3Launcher.exe'.

How do I remove The Sims 3?

Quickly and completely remove The Sims™ 3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall The Sims 3 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 The Sims™ 3, 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 The Sims 3.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#631

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.90%
Windows 8 32.46%
Windows Vista 3.56%
Windows XP 2.05%
Windows 8.1 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.62%
Windows 8.1 15.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.78%
Windows 7 Professional 6.30%
Windows 8 5.02%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.68%
  United Kingdom 8.05%
  Brazil 4.27%
  Canada 4.15%
  Australia 3.36%
  Italy 2.40%
  Sweden 2.17%
  Poland 2.06%
  DK 1.28%
  Finland 1.22%
  Norway 1.13%
  Czech Republic 0.90%
  Indonesia 0.74%
  Philippines 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.62%
Dell 16.54%
Acer 16.00%
ASUS 11.27%
Toshiba 7.34%
GIGABYTE 6.02%
Lenovo 5.32%
Samsung 4.57%
Alienware 1.72%
MSI 0.83%
Intel 0.78%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.86%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.76%
ASUS All Series 3.76%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.57%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.46%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.63%

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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