84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Dragon Age: Origins?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #10,262
United States Rank #8,580
Reach 0.0348%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.43 days
573.31 days >
Average installed length: 301.23 days

Dragon Age: Origins

What is Dragon Age: Origins?

Dragon Age: Origins is a single-player only game that BioWare co-CEO Ray Muzyka describes as a "spiritual successor" to the Baldur's Gate series, though it is not based on Dungeons & Dragons rules or the Forgotten Realms setting. It utilizes a new BioWare-developed engine named Eclipse. There is also a toolset for creation of fan-made content available for free download.


Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 DAOriginsLauncher.exe. The software installer includes 76 files and is usually about 16.21 MB (16,997,937 bytes). daupdater.engine.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dragonage.bioware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\dragon age origins
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17450
Estimated size: 16.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon Age: Origins

Program executable:DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Name:Launcher Application
Path:C:\steam\steamapps\common\dragon age origins\DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe - Launcher Application
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - Dragon Age (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll (by Electronic Arts)
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • clwireg.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Microsoft .NET Framework Registration Correction Tool)
  • clwireg_x64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll
  • DAOrigins.exe - Dragon Age: Origins
  • daoriginsgdf.dll - Dragon Age Origins GDF
  • daupdater.engine.dll - DADM.Engine
  • daupdater.exe - DAContentUpdater
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DeleteTemp.exe - Visual Studio Delete Temp Util
  • dlmgr.dll - VS Setup Download Manager DLL
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • GenComp.dll - VS Setup Generic Component
  • HtmlLite.dll - Microsoft® HtmlLite Control
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • nxcooking.dll
  • PhysX_9.09.0408_SystemSoftware.exe (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA PhysX
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • setupres.1025.dll - VS Setup UI Resource DLL
  • setupres.1030.dll
  • setupres.1031.dll
  • setupres.1035.dll
  • setupres.1037.dll
  • setupres.1038.dll
  • setupres.1042.dll
  • setupres.1045.dll
  • setupres.1049.dll
  • setupres.1053.dll - Resurs-DLL för VS-installationens UI
  • setupres.1055.dll - VS Kurulumu UI Kaynak DLL
  • setupres.2052.dll
  • SitSetup.DLL - Suite Integration Toolkit Object
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CA3CBCF3-E13C-4E56-B6EB-A5A1702105E3}' (runs on registration).
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F58650E-D2C6-45D7-94AE-5FF1D8356CF2}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon Age Ultimate Edition\DAOriginsLauncher.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\Steam.exe'.

How do I remove Dragon Age: Origins?

You can uninstall Dragon Age: Origins 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 Dragon Age: Origins, 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 Dragon Age: Origins.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.06%
Windows 10 42.21%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Windows XP 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.22%
Windows 8.1 14.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.72%
Windows 7 Professional 10.51%
Windows 10 Home 9.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.21%
  France 11.21%
  United Kingdom 6.54%
  Canada 5.26%
  Brazil 2.57%
  Australia 2.34%
  Germany 2.10%
  Sweden 1.87%
  Russia 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Norway 0.93%
  Singapore 0.82%
  Mexico 0.70%
  Austria 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.58%
Hewlett-Packard 16.41%
Dell 14.86%
Acer 12.07%
Lenovo 6.50%
Alienware 5.88%
Toshiba 5.88%
MSI 3.41%
Samsung 2.48%
Medion 0.93%
Intel 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.13%
LENOVO 20217 2.23%
MSI MS-7758 2.23%
MSI MS-7821 2.23%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.79%

About BioWare

BioWare is a video game developer owned by Electronic Arts and specializes in role-playing video games.
Publisher URL: www.bioware.com


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.