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Should I remove Dawn Of War - Winter Assault?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,530
United States Rank #26,305
Reach 0.0067%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 115.48 days
646.70 days >
Average installed length: 339.79 days


1.4 100.00%

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Dawn Of War - Winter Assault


Dawn Of War - Winter Assault is a software program developed by THQ. 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 w40kwa.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 1000.93 KB (1,024,950 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 38% of users of Dawn Of War - Winter Assault come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn of War\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DD8408E9-9421-484F-979D-DB6361E3E828}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1000.93 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dawn Of War - Winter Assault

Program executable:w40kwa.exe
Name:Warhammer 40 000: Dawn of War
Path:C:\Program Files\thq\dawn of war\w40kwa.exe
Additional files:
  • Localizer.dll (by Relic Entertainment) - Relic Entertainment Inc. Localizer (Localizer)
  • SimEngine.dll (by Relic Entertainment) - Relic Entertainment Inc. SimEngine (SimEngine)
  • Platform.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. Platform (Platform)
  • PlatHook.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. PlatHook (PlatHook)
  • MathBox.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. MathBox (MathBox)
  • Memory.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. memory (memory)
  • Debug.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. Debug (Debug)
  • spDx9.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. spDx9 (spDx9)
  • Util.dll - Relic Entertainment Inc. Util (Util)
  • W40k.exe (by THQ Canada) - Warhammer 40 000: Dawn of War
  • GraphicsConfig.exe - Dawn of War (Sets graphics options and displays what settings will be available with the chosen options)
  • Filesystem.dll
  • GSLobby.dll
  • luabind.dll
  • LuaConfig.dll
  • seInterface.dll
  • STLPort.dll
  • UserInterface.dll
  • W40kMod.dll
  • WXPMod.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • W40k.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A8AC88A1-42C0-48CB-AA01-3A6983A33167}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • W40kWA.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn Of War\W40kWA.exe'.
  • W40k.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\THQ\Dawn Of War\W40k.exe'.

How do I remove Dawn Of War - Winter Assault?

You can uninstall Dawn Of War - Winter Assault 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 Dawn Of War - Winter Assault, 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 Dawn Of War - Winter Assault.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.88%
Windows 10 29.55%
Windows Vista 4.55%
Windows XP 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.50%
Windows 8.1 13.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.16%
Windows 10 Pro 6.11%
Windows 10 Home 5.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.58%
  United Kingdom 19.75%
  Australia 6.37%
  DK 4.46%
  Germany 3.82%
  Canada 3.18%
  France 2.55%
  Spain 2.55%
  South Africa 1.91%
  Finland 1.91%
  Singapore 1.27%
  Norway 1.27%
  RS 1.27%
  Sweden 1.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Acer 21.74%
Dell 17.39%
ASUS 8.70%
Toshiba 4.35%
Lenovo 2.90%
Alienware 1.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 2.06%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.06%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.06%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.06%

About THQ

THQ was a North American developer and publisher of video games that published internally created and externally licensed content in its product portfolio.
Publisher URL: www.thq.com


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