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Should I remove Battlefield 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #645
United States Rank #979
Reach 1.0502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.43 days
779.78 days >
Average installed length: 409.72 days


VersionDistribution 67.90% 4.66% 10.01% 0.68% 16.74%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Electronic Arts

Battlefield 3

What is Battlefield 3?

Battlefield 3 is a first-person shooter video game developed by EA Digital Illusions CE and published by Electronic Arts. It is a direct sequel to 2005's Battlefield 2, and the twelfth installment in the Battlefield franchise. In campaign mode, players take on the personas of several military roles; a Force Recon Marine, an F/A-18 weapons system officer, an M1A2 Abrams tank operator, and a GRU Spetsnaz operative. The campaign takes place at various locations, from Iran to New York, and follows the story of Sergeant Henry Blackburn and later, Dimitri Mayakovsky.


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named bf3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 754.79 MB (791,454,962 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: E:\Program Files\Origin Games\Battlefield 3\Support\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Battlefield 3™\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\Battlefield 3\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 754.79 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Battlefield 3

Program executable:bf3.exe
Name:Battlefield 3™
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\battlefield 3\bf3.exe
Additional files:
  • Engine.BuildInfo_Win32_Retail_dll.dll
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Battlefield 3 (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_ES.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • pbsvc.exe
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • bf3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6364798-1C7D-46CD-B4EA-BA9E52A8C1D9}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Battlefield 3?

You can uninstall Battlefield 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Battlefield 3™, 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 Battlefield 3.

Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.52%
Windows 10 36.65%
Windows Vista 0.81%
Windows XP 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.04%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.72%
Windows 8.1 10.41%
Windows 7 Professional 10.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 4.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.12%
  Germany 9.75%
  France 6.06%
  United Kingdom 5.37%
  Canada 3.56%
  Brazil 3.01%
  Australia 2.82%
  Netherlands 2.36%
  Sweden 2.30%
  Poland 2.23%
  Italy 2.07%
  DK 1.55%
  Finland 1.55%
  Belgium 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 19.95%
Acer 16.52%
Hewlett-Packard 15.85%
Dell 11.91%
Lenovo 4.53%
Alienware 3.86%
MSI 2.80%
Samsung 2.73%
Toshiba 2.32%
Medion 1.60%
Intel 1.43%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.63%
MSI MS-7821 3.25%
MSI MS-7758 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.79%
MSI MS-7693 2.38%
MSI MS-7752 2.08%

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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