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Should I remove EA Download Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
17% remove it83% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,066
United States Rank #3,458
Reach 0.1908%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.15 days
535.36 days >
Average installed length: 281.29 days


VersionDistribution 3.94% 0.05% 1.62% 0.19% 0.05% 0.35% 0.24% 0.74% 0.56% 1.12% 10.40% 1.99% 2.15% 0.21% 1.01% 1.22% 0.03% 11.89% 4.60% 1.30% 0.82% 1.62% 0.74% 0.05% 5.27% 4.44% 41.57% 0.96% 0.03% 0.82%

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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. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 core.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 7.9 MB (8,284,842 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 10. While about 42% of users of EA Download Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.origin.com/download
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.9 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EA Download Manager

Program executable:core.exe
Name:EA Download Manager
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
  • EADMUninstall.exe - EA Download Manager
  • Uninstall.exe
  • EADM6AirComponentsUninstall.exe - EA Air Components
  • EADMClientService.exe - EADMClientService
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe - EAProxyInstaller
  • UninstallEADM.dll - EADM Installer
  • EADMLegacyCLI.exe - EADMLegacyCLI
  • MessageDlg.exe - MessageDlg
  • Login.exe - Login
  • EADM.exe - EADM
  • IGO32.dll - EADM IGO
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • EACoreCLI.exe
  • Mem.dll
  • ProxyInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Core.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BF1CCD33-5716-45FF-9A12-BD5B871EC5D1}' (runs on registration).
  • EACoreCLI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC398041-8FB4-4F17-BDF6-8641DDA5B1CE}' (runs on registration).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • EADMUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'EADM' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\EADMUI\EADMUI.exe".
  • 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.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • EADMUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EADM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EADM\EADMUI.exe".
  • Core.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'EA Core' which loads 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 17%
Keep it 83%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.69%
Windows 10 19.91%
Windows Vista 12.23%
Windows XP 6.14%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.11%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.44%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.30%
Windows 7 Professional 6.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.08%
Windows 8.1 6.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.50%
  Germany 7.64%
  France 5.81%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  Canada 3.23%
  Italy 3.14%
  Brazil 2.98%
  Australia 2.33%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  India 1.51%
  Poland 1.38%
  Sweden 1.31%
  Spain 1.11%
  Belgium 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.98%
Acer 19.98%
Dell 19.36%
ASUS 11.19%
Toshiba 6.35%
Samsung 4.57%
Lenovo 3.82%
Intel 1.11%
American Megatrends 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.02%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.20%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.46%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.35%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.22%

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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