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Should I remove Distant Worlds?

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 #26,073
United States Rank #27,879
Reach 0.0064%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 195.75 days
592.65 days >
Average installed length: 311.39 days


1.00 59.84% 1.57% 11.02% 25.20% 0.79%
1.0.3 1.57%

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Distant Worlds


Distant Worlds is a software program developed by Matrix Games. The most common release is 1.00, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 1.59 MB (1,666,880 bytes). The installed file update.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 37% of users of Distant Worlds come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.matrixgames.com
Installation folder: C:\spiele\Distant Worlds
Uninstaller: "C:\Windows\Distant Worlds\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\spiele\Distant Worlds\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 1.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Distant Worlds

  • autorun.exe - Distant Worlds 3 (Game Menu)
  • DistWorldrez.exe
  • DistantWorlds.exe (by Code Force Limited) - Distant Worlds
  • update.exe - TrueUpdate Client
  • AxInterop.WMPLib.dll
  • Interop.WMPLib.DLL - Assembly imported from type library 'WMPLib'.
  • Ionic.Zip.dll (by Dino Chiesa) - DotNetZip Library (Ionic's Zip Library)
  • lua5.1.dll
  • lua51.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • autorun.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0AF1D8FE-9814-455F-8175-69B121ACA89B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • update.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Matrix Games\Hannibal Rome and Carthage\update.exe'.

How do I remove Distant Worlds?

You can uninstall Distant Worlds 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 Distant Worlds, 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 Distant Worlds.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.65%
Windows 10 22.83%
Windows Vista 4.72%
Windows XP 0.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.35%
Windows 8.1 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.41%
  Germany 14.39%
  United Kingdom 7.91%
  Australia 6.47%
  France 5.76%
  Canada 4.32%
  Belgium 2.16%
  Austria 2.16%
  Netherlands 2.16%
  South Africa 1.44%
  Brazil 1.44%
  RS 1.44%
  Finland 1.44%
  Russia 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.56%
ASUS 17.19%
Acer 15.63%
Dell 10.94%
Alienware 4.69%
Toshiba 4.69%
Samsung 3.13%
American Megatrends 3.13%
Common models
HP-Pavilion VS184AA-UUG H... 2.67%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 2.67%
Gigabyte P55A-UD4 2.67%
ASUSTeK CM6870 2.67%
ASUS All Series 2.67%
Alienware Aurora 1.33%

Publisher URL: www.matrixgames.com


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