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Should I remove ANNO 1404?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,163
United States Rank #14,646
Reach 0.0969%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.85 days
615.09 days >
Average installed length: 323.18 days


3.10.0000 0.26%
1.03.0000 29.49%
1.02.0000 33.63%
1.01.0000 7.60%
1.00.0000 28.18%

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ANNO 1404

What is ANNO 1404?

Anno 1404, known as Dawn of Discovery in North America, is a city-building game and economic simulation game, with real-time strategy elements. Though the game centers around a series of fictional events, the overall concept of the storyline is based upon real life aspects of medieval/renaissance history such as The Crusades, advancements in gothic architecture, construction of cathedrals, and hanseatic trade involving the rise of patrician merchants and early forms of capitalism.


The most common release is 1.02.0000, 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 primary executable is named anno4.exe. The setup package generally installs about 81 files and is usually about 26.36 MB (27,641,468 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.ubi.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Related Designs\ANNO 1404
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3D9CF3CA-3AB0-4A82-9853-D7C43FD1D775}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 26.36 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ANNO 1404

Program executable:anno4.exe
Name:Anno 1404
Path:C:\Program Files\ubisoft\related designs\anno 1404\anno4.exe
Additional files:
  • gu.exe - Autopatch (Autopatch system)
  • gu_addon.exe
  • Addon.exe (by Related Designs) - Anno 1404 - Addon
  • dvm.dll - TDVM Library
  • dvm_Addon.dll (by Solidshield Technologies) - DVM Library
  • TagesClient.exe (by Tag├Ęs SA) - T@GES (Tagès Activation Client)
  • rzr-a4t4.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Anno4.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DC40E059-DC37-4EE4-8874-FE42523A18EE}' (runs on registration).
  • Addon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{76EAFFE4-6978-482F-87F7-0C679B2410C2}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Anno4.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\games1\Anno4.exe'.
  • Addon.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ubisoft\Related Designs\ANNO 1404\Addon.exe'.

How do I remove ANNO 1404?

You can uninstall ANNO 1404 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ANNO 1404, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ANNO 1404.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.49%
Windows 10 26.70%
Windows Vista 4.19%
Windows XP 2.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.56%
Windows 8.1 8.09%
Windows 10 Home 6.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.57% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 47.57%
  United States 9.65%
  France 7.20%
  Netherlands 4.75%
  Austria 4.38%
  United Kingdom 3.34%
  Poland 2.09%
  Belgium 1.88%
  Switzerland 1.46%
  Spain 1.36%
  Czech Republic 1.30%
  Sweden 1.25%
  Italy 1.20%
  Australia 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.08%
Hewlett-Packard 14.93%
ASUS 13.35%
Dell 11.57%
Medion 10.41%
Lenovo 4.21%
Samsung 4.21%
Toshiba 3.15%
Intel 1.16%
MSI 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.21%
ASUS All Series 4.12%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 3.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.04%
MEDION MS-7797 2.82%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.39%

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a video game publisher and developer whos knonw brands include Assassin's Creed, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six, Beyond Good & Evil,Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, Far Cry and Rayman.
Publisher URL: www.ubi.com


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