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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #2,723
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.81 days
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Average installed length: 322.56 days

Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition

What is Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition?

The Ultimate Edition of Dragon Age: Origins is the complete bundle consisting of Dragon Age: Origins, its expansions and its DLCs in a single release.

About  (from BioWare)

Get the ultimate Dragon Age experience! Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition includes: Dragon Age: Origins. You are a Grey Warden, one of the last of this legendary order of guardians. With the return of mankind's ancient foe and the kingdom engulfed in civil war, you have been chosen by fate to unite the shattered l...  Read more


Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition is a software program developed by BioWare. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 DAOriginsLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 124 files and is usually about 6.36 MB (6,665,456 bytes). The installed file DAUpdater.Engine.dll 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 69% of users of Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: dragonage.bioware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon Age Ultimate Edition
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/47810
Estimated size: 6.36 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition

Program executable:DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Name:Launcher Application
Path:C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon Age Ultimate Edition\DAOriginsLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe - Launcher Application
  • ConfigureToolset.exe - Dragon Age (Configure Toolset)
  • DragonAgeToolset.exe - Dragon Age Toolset
  • Engine.dll - Engine Support
  • ErfEditor.exe - Erf Editor
  • framework.dll - UI Framework
  • GffEditor.exe - Gff Editor
  • PluginManager.dll - Global Plugin Manager
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - Game Definition File resources
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • AudioDrv.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs AudioDrv (AudioDrv)
  • avutil-51.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • BugzScoutDotNet.dll
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • crashhandler64.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • cudart32_41_22.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA CUDA 4.1.22 Runtime (NVIDIA CUDA Runtime, Version 4.1.22)
  • cudart64_41_22.dll (by NVIDIA)
  • d3d9.dll
  • DA_CharGenMorphCompiler.exe (by Terra_Ex) - DA_CharGenMorphCompiler
  • DAModder.exe (by Beyond Ferelden) - DAModder
  • DAMv014.exe (by Mutations International) - Dragon Age Mutator
  • DAO-Modmanager.exe - DAO-Modmanager
  • daorigins.exe - Dragon Age: Origins
  • DAOriginsConfig.exe - Dragon Age: Origns (Dragon Age: Origins Configuration Utility)
  • DAOriginsGDF.dll - Dragon Age Origins GDF
  • DAO-Servicecontrol.exe (by Microsoft) - DAO-Servicecontrol
  • DAOU_UpdateAddinsXML_Steam.exe - Dragon Age Addins XML Updater
  • DAUpdater.Engine.dll - DADM.Engine
  • DAUpdater.exe - DAContentUpdater
  • DAUpdaterSvc.Service.exe - DAUpdaterSvc.Service
  • DAUServiceSetup_Steam.exe - Dragon Age Updater Installer for Steam
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DeleteTemp.exe - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2008 (Visual Studio Delete Temp Util)
  • dlmgr.dll - VS Setup Download Manager DLL
  • DSETUP.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • ErfGenerator.exe
  • fmod_event.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex EventSystem
  • fmod_event_net.dll (by Firelight Technologies) - FMOD Ex Net EventSystem
  • fmodex.dll - FMOD Ex (FMOD Ex SoundSystem)
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (Steam Game Overlay Renderer (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer (buildbot_winslave05_steam_steam_rel_client_win64@winslave05)
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam (gameoverlayui.exe (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • GenComp.dll - VS Setup Generic Component
  • HtmlLite.dll - Microsoft® HtmlLite Control
  • icsharpcode.sharpziplib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • Interop.PluginManagerLib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'PluginManagerLib'.
  • isactwin.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs isactwin (isactwin)
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • nxcharacter.dll
  • nxcooking.dll
  • PhysX_9.09.0408_SystemSoftware.exe - NVIDIA PhysX
  • PhysXDevice64.dll - NVIDIA PhysX Device Module
  • PhysXLoader.dll - PhysXLoader Dynamic Link Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • DAOriginsLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F58650E-D2C6-45D7-94AE-5FF1D8356CF2}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F5654D2A-274C-48DD-B285-721330E24B9F}' (runs on registration).
  • SteamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0FA4F2B3-5879-4EB7-87D7-15A36952D352}' (runs on registration).
  • DAOrigins.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE925560-924C-49DA-8FC4-E08CC71F0704}' (runs on registration).
  • DAUpdaterSvc.Service.exe runs as a service named 'Dragon Age: Origins Updater' (DAUpdaterSvc) "Download management system for Dragon Age: Origins content and updates".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam Client Bootstrapper (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04)' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe".
  • SteamTmp.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.
3 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'.
  • SteamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:36.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0126768236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00708749%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00558933%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:30,822,598
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:633.64 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:29.26 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition?

You can uninstall Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition 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 - Ultimate Edition, 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 - Ultimate Edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.82%
Windows 10 43.11%
Windows Vista 0.81%
Windows XP 0.26%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.45%
Windows 8.1 17.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.56%
Windows 10 Home 9.93%
Windows 7 Professional 8.23%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.55%
  United Kingdom 7.12%
  Canada 5.49%
  Germany 3.77%
  Australia 2.57%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Sweden 1.37%
  Italy 1.23%
  DK 1.07%
  Finland 1.04%
  Norway 0.86%
  Belgium 0.72%
  Spain 0.62%
  Austria 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.82%
ASUS 17.57%
Dell 12.49%
Acer 11.29%
Lenovo 8.96%
Alienware 5.86%
MSI 3.95%
Toshiba 3.74%
Samsung 2.40%
Intel 1.13%
Medion 0.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 11.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.60%
LENOVO 20217 3.47%
MSI MS-7751 3.10%
Dell XPS 8300 2.11%
MSI MS-7693 2.11%

About BioWare

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


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