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Should I remove ARMA 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,860
United States Rank #1,661
Reach 0.3591%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.57 days
931.30 days >
Average installed length: 489.33 days


1.00 0.01%

Typically installed together


What is ARMA 2?

ARMA 2 is a military simulation video game and is a tactical shooter focused primarily on infantry combat, however it also features significant vehicular and aerial combat elements. The player is able to command AI squad members which adds a real-time strategy element to the game. This is further enhanced by introduction of the high command system, which allows the player to command multiple squads using the map. ARMA 2 is set primarily in the fictional Eastern European nation of Chernarus. Arma 2 uses the third-generation Real Virtuality game engine used in training simulators by militaries around the world. This engine has full DirectX support.


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 arma2.exe. The software installer includes 88 files and is usually about 618.25 MB (648,278,382 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arma2.com/agegate/agegate.html
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\arma 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/33900
Estimated size: 618.25 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ARMA 2

Program executable:arma2.exe
Name:ArmA 2
Path:C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\arma2.exe
Additional files:
  • arma2oa.exe - ArmA 2 OA
  • arma2oaserver.exe
  • arma2server.exe - ArmA 2
  • Steam.exe (by Valve) - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • steamclient.dll - Steam
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • Steam.dll
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • GameOverlayUI.exe
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • streaming_client.exe
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • video.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F379847F-E7EF-4084-9B2F-B87B28202FA4}' (runs on registration).
  • GameOverlayUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{98D22EE8-FBCE-4B0A-A638-4A27C81582F5}' (runs on registration).
  • arma2oa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{474EE46D-66F2-43C7-9CBE-CE076908BD6E}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam 2.
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • arma2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\arma 2\arma2.exe'.
  • arma2oa.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Arma 2 Operation Arrowhead\ArmA2OA.exe'.
Network connections
  • Steam.exe connects to a96-7-41-160.deploy.akamaitechnologies.com ( port 80).
  • Steam.exe connects to (port 27018).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:150.65 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0024978529%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00132835%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00116950%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:169,644,115
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:1.14 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:163.79 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:36.47 MB
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
User CPU:0.00558933%
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB

How do I remove ARMA 2?

You can uninstall ARMA 2 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 ARMA 2, 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 ARMA 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.95%
Windows 10 36.02%
Windows Vista 0.68%
Windows XP 0.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.68%
Windows 8.1 13.54%
Windows 7 Professional 8.28%
Windows 10 Home 5.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.92%
  United Kingdom 9.19%
  Germany 6.01%
  Canada 4.74%
  Australia 4.00%
  France 2.92%
  Sweden 2.21%
  Norway 2.01%
  DK 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.69%
  Finland 1.35%
  Brazil 0.96%
  Belgium 0.78%
  Ireland 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.64%
ASUS 17.07%
Acer 13.77%
Dell 13.21%
Alienware 6.93%
Lenovo 3.98%
Toshiba 3.54%
MSI 2.54%
Samsung 1.93%
Medion 1.20%
Intel 1.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.71%
MSI MS-7821 3.16%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.90%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.39%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.28%

Publisher URL: www.bistudio.com


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