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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



AREA-51 is a software program developed by Midway Home Entertainment. 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 primary executable is named a51.exe. The setup package generally installs about 10 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of AREA-51 come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\midway home entertainment\area-51
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Midway Home Entertainment\AREA-51\uninstall.exe

Program filesFiles installed by AREA-51

Program executable:a51.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\midway home entertainment\area-51\a51.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - AREA-51 (Application)
  • A51.dll - Area 51 (Protection Library)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • DFRTIEngine.dll (by DoubleFusion) - DoubleFusion Ad-On Engine (DoubleFusion Ad-On Engine Dynamic Link Library)
  • DFRTIEngineStub.dll (by Double Fusion) - DFRTIEng Dynamic Link Library (DFRTIEngineStub Dynamic Link Library)
  • mint-a51t.exe
  • mint-a51t4.exe
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • A51.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CAE3E898-EF76-44F7-BE48-76F9027531CE}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AREA-51?

You can uninstall AREA-51 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 AREA-51 (remove only), 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 AREA-51.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.00%
Windows 10 32.00%
Windows Vista 6.00%
Windows XP 6.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.17%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.42%
Windows 8.1 10.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 8 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.67%
  Australia 6.67%
  Canada 3.33%
  Czech Republic 3.33%
  Germany 3.33%
  France 3.33%
  Italy 3.33%
  Romania 3.33%
  Austria 1.67%
  DK 1.67%
  Dominican Republic 1.67%
  Finland 1.67%
  United Kingdom 1.67%
  Mexico 1.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.50%
Dell 15.00%
Acer 12.50%
ASUS 7.50%
Lenovo 7.50%
American Megatrends 7.50%
MSI 5.00%
Alienware 2.50%
Toshiba 2.50%
Samsung 2.50%
Medion 2.50%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 5.26%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 2.63%
Samsung 350V5C/350V5X/350... 2.63%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK8... 2.63%
MSI MS-7751 2.63%
MSI MS-7522 2.63%


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