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Should I remove ArcaniA?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #43,724
United States Rank #34,153
Reach 0.0020%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.31 days
599.01 days >
Average installed length: 314.73 days



ArcaniA is a program developed by Spellbound Studios. 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 Arcania.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 6.39 MB (6,699,962 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 63% of users of ArcaniA come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.arcania-game.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Arcania Gothic 4
Uninstaller: "C:\Games\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/39690
Estimated size: 6.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ArcaniA

Program executable:Arcania.exe
Path:C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\Arcania Gothic 4\Arcania.exe
Additional files:
  • Arcania.exe - Arcania
  • paul.dll (by Sony DADC Austria AG) - SecuROM Product Activation (SecuROM PA Unlock DLL)
  • tbb.dll (by Intel) - Threading Building Blocks (Threading Building Blocks library)
  • vBase90.dll (by Trinigy GmbH) - Trinigy GmbH vBase (vBase)
  • Vision90.dll (by Trinigy GmbH) - Vision (TM) Engine
  • DFA.dll - SecuROM DFA.DLL (SecuROM Data File Activation Library)
  • GameServices.dll (by Sony DADC) - Game Services
  • NxCharacter.dll
  • NxCooking.dll
  • PhysXLoader.dll
  • rldata.dll
  • ArcaniA_Gothic4_Offline_Installer_EFIGS.exe (by JoWooD Entertainment AG) - ArcaniA - Gothic 4 Offline Installer (ArcaniA - Gothic 4 Offline Installer Setup)
  • Arcania_original_d1_bak.exe
  • cudart32_41_22.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart32_65.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 6.5.19 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 6.5.19)
  • cudart64_41_22.dll
  • cudart64_65.dll
  • d3d9.dll (by crosire) - ReShade (crosire's ReShade post-processing injector for 32-bit)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • unins001.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Arcania.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E32B7C56-E181-4450-849F-3C9C3F5DE331}' (runs on registration).
  • Arcania_original_d1_bak.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6F18F52F-B407-42D4-AC07-896F924C97D2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Arcania.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\Steam\steamapps\common\arcania gothic 4\Arcania.exe'.

How do I remove ArcaniA?

You can uninstall ArcaniA 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 ArcaniA, 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 ArcaniA.

Win 10 70%
Win 7 (SP1) 30%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 27.50%
Windows 10 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.50%
Windows 8.1 7.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.96%
  Germany 9.26%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  Austria 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  South Africa 1.85%
  France 1.85%
  Norway 1.85%
  Switzerland 1.85%
  Australia 1.85%
  Poland 1.85%
  Italy 1.85%
  Hungary 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.75%
ASUS 12.50%
Acer 12.50%
Toshiba 6.25%
MSI 6.25%
Medion 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.33%
MSI MS-7693 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-B 3.33%
Gigabyte H87-HD3 3.33%
ASUSTeK X541UJ 3.33%
Acer VN7-591G 3.33%


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