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Should I remove Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,262
United States Rank #3,364
Reach 0.1746%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.05 days
502.88 days >
Average installed length: 264.23 days

Typically installed together

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

What is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The player assumes the role of various characters during the single-player campaign, changing perspectives throughout the progression of the story. For the PC version, Infinity Ward decided to implement a new matchmaking service called IWNET, which works through Steam and therefore requires Steam client and account. This system is nearly identical to the console version of IWNET. Dedicated server support is removed, eliminating the ability for mods or user-created maps to be incorporated. The game utilizes the in-house IW 4.0 game engine, which is claimed to be a generation beyond the capabilities of the engine used in Call of Duty 4. Although proprietary, it is based on an unspecified id Tech engine, and can accommodate larger worlds, enhanced graphic detail, and more efficient rendering.


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 iw4sp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 79 files and is usually about 31.3 MB (32,817,836 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.infinityward.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\call of duty modern warfare 2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/10180
Estimated size: 31.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Program executable:iw4sp.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4sp.exe
Additional files:
  • iw4mp.exe
  • libnp.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • iw4sp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F4146526-BC04-4A6C-83EF-6438D62AC955}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • iw4sp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4sp.exe'.
  • iw4mp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4mp.exe'.

How do I remove Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?

You can uninstall Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.67%
Windows 10 37.03%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.68%
Windows 10 Home 11.58%
Windows 8.1 10.01%
Windows 7 Professional 8.81%
Windows 10 Pro 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.28%
  Germany 13.32%
  United Kingdom 6.16%
  France 3.83%
  Canada 3.30%
  Australia 2.55%
  Netherlands 2.50%
  DK 2.43%
  Sweden 2.21%
  Norway 1.72%
  Italy 1.63%
  Finland 1.31%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Austria 1.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 17.73%
Hewlett-Packard 17.66%
Acer 15.74%
ASUS 13.81%
Lenovo 4.43%
Alienware 3.66%
MSI 3.02%
Medion 2.95%
Intel 2.18%
Toshiba 1.48%
Samsung 1.03%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.48%
MSI MS-7821 2.68%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.55%
Dell XPS 8300 2.31%
MSI MS-7758 2.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 1.70%

About Infinity Ward - Sledgehammer Games

Infinity Ward is the creator of the Call of Duty video game. All of Infinity Ward's Call of Duty games use the id Tech 3 engine.
Publisher URL: www.infinityward.com


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