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Should I remove Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,926
United States Rank #3,316
Reach 0.2027%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.91 days
528.41 days >
Average installed length: 277.64 days

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer

What is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer?

The online multiplayer mode of Modern Warfare 2 retains the same experience points and unlockable reward system as that of Call of Duty 4, with game modes that include Free-For-All, Search & Destroy, Demolition, Sabotage, Domination, Team Deathmatch, and Capture The Flag. Modern Warfare 2 introduces several new features. Aside from new weapons, equipment, and perks that upgrade to "pro versions" after meeting utilization requirements, the player can choose three of fifteen killstreaks, which are earned after getting a certain amount of consecutive kills. Among these is the ability to receive a supply drop after achieving four kills in a row, guide a Predator missile strike after five kills, and control an AC-130 gunship, or Chopper Gunner, after eleven kills. Some killstreak rewards earn kills that go towards your killstreak. 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. Since the multiplayer aspect runs within Steamworks, the PunkBuster anti-cheat system utilized in previous titles has been replaced by Valve Anti-Cheat. In addition, the PC version shares the same 18-player cap as the console versions.


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 iw4mp.exe. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 616.11 MB (646,039,888 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/10190
Estimated size: 616.11 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer

Program executable:iw4mp.exe
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4mp.exe
Additional files:
  • iw4m.dll
  • iw4sp.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
  • iw4mp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4mp.exe'.
  • iw4sp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2\iw4sp.exe'.

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

You can uninstall Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer 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 - Multiplayer, 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 - Multiplayer.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.95%
Windows 10 37.03%
Windows Vista 2.77%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.72%
Windows 10 Home 10.68%
Windows 8.1 10.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.21%
Windows 10 Pro 5.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.82%
  Germany 13.12%
  United Kingdom 5.32%
  France 4.23%
  DK 3.85%
  Sweden 3.76%
  Canada 3.16%
  Norway 2.67%
  Australia 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.61%
  Finland 1.65%
  Italy 1.60%
  Belgium 1.32%
  Austria 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 16.83%
Hewlett-Packard 16.61%
ASUS 16.56%
Dell 14.25%
Lenovo 4.17%
Alienware 3.84%
MSI 2.91%
Medion 2.69%
Intel 1.81%
Toshiba 1.70%
Samsung 0.93%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.37%
MSI MS-7821 3.51%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.41%
MSI MS-7758 2.31%
Dell XPS 8300 1.81%
MSI MS-7816 1.71%

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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