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Should I remove EA Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,888
United States Rank #15,465
Reach 0.0189%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.15 days
505.78 days >
Average installed length: 265.75 days


VersionDistribution 55.11% 4.30% 25.00% 5.65% 7.53% 1.34% 1.08%

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EA Download Manager

What is EA Download Manager?  (from Electronic Arts)

The EA Download Manager is a fast, easy, and secure new tool that lets you download purchased PC games straight from the EA Store onto your computer. It's the best way to get your game(s) up and running as quickly as possible. After purchasing a downloadable game from the EA Store, you will be taken to the Thank You pa...  Read more


EA Download Manager is a software program developed by Electronic Arts. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 Core.exe. The setup package generally installs about 36 files and is usually about 6.51 MB (6,831,426 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 38% of users of EA Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.origin.com/download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{EF7E931D-DC84-471B-8DB6-A83358095474} /l1054
Estimated size: 6.51 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EA Download Manager

Program executable:Core.exe
Name:EA Download Manager
Signed by:PACE Anti-Piracy
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe
Additional files:
  • CmdPortalClient.dll - EA Core CommandPortal Client (EA Download Manager Command Portal Access Client)
  • CoreCmdPortalClient.dll
  • EACoreServer.exe - EA Core Server Application
  • Core.exe - EA Download Manager
  • EADMUninstall.exe
  • Uninstall.exe
  • EADM6AirComponentsUninstall.exe - EA Air Components
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • UninstallEADM.dll - EADM Installer
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • ProxyInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Core.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EA Core' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe" -silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Core.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Core.exe'.

How do I remove EA Download Manager?

You can uninstall EA Download Manager 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 EA Download Manager, 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 EA Download Manager.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.55%
Windows Vista 16.94%
Windows XP 12.10%
Windows 10 2.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.96%
Windows 7 Professional 9.78%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.13%
  Germany 8.90%
  United Kingdom 4.57%
  France 3.65%
  Italy 3.20%
  Australia 2.74%
  Sweden 2.51%
  India 2.05%
  Russia 1.37%
  DZ 1.37%
  Indonesia 1.37%
  Philippines 1.37%
  Iran 1.37%
  Netherlands 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.94%
Dell 19.17%
Acer 17.10%
ASUS 8.81%
Toshiba 5.18%
Samsung 3.11%
Lenovo 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.04%
Sony 1.04%
Intel 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.28%
MSI MS-7522 2.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.46%
eMachines ET1831 2.46%
ASUSTeK K50IN 1.64%
MSI MS-7758 1.64%

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (EA) is developer & publisher of video games who develops & publishes games under several labels including EA Sports titles, Irritate NFL, FIFA Soccer & NBA Jam.
Publisher URL: www.ea.com


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