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Should I remove EA Link?

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 #7,080
United States Rank #4,105
Reach 0.0703%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.92 days
410.66 days >
Average installed length: 215.77 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 99.39% 0.10% 0.41%

Typically installed together

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EA Link

What is EA Link?  (from Electronic Arts)

EA Download Manager (formerly EA Downloader and EA Link) is a digital distribution, digital rights management system from Electronic Arts that allows users to purchase computer games on the Internet and download them directly to their PC.


EA Link is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is Core.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 7 MB (7,344,523 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows Vista (SP1). While about 75% of users of EA Link come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EA Link\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\Driver\11\INTEL3~1\IDriver.exe /M{F5577101-33CC-4711-8235-3A95BCD49DB0} /l1033
Estimated size: 7 MB

Program filesFiles installed by EA Link

Program executable:Core.exe
Name:EA Link
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\EA Link\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
  • EADM6AirComponentsUninstall.exe - EA Air Components
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • Core.exe - EA Link
  • 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
  • EACoreCLI.exe
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe
  • Login.exe
  • MessageDlg.exe
  • ProxyInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • EACoreCLI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FC398041-8FB4-4F17-BDF6-8641DDA5B1CE}' (runs on registration).
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\EA Link\Core.exe" -silent.

How do I remove EA Link?

Quickly and completely remove EA Link from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall EA Link 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program EA Link, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Link.

Win Vista (SP2) 74%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 91.89%
Windows 7 7.40%
Windows 8 0.41%
Windows XP 0.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 87.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.96%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.53%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.43%
Windows 7 Professional 0.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.59% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.59%
  Canada 6.77%
  France 3.73%
  United Kingdom 3.73%
  Germany 2.97%
  Italy 2.28%
  Spain 1.31%
  Brazil 0.69%
  India 0.35%
  Ireland 0.35%
  Philippines 0.28%
  Austria 0.21%
  United Arab Emirates 0.21%
  Saudi Arabia 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 97.86%
Dell 0.81%
ASUS 0.41%
Acer 0.31%
Toshiba 0.20%
Sony 0.10%
Alienware 0.10%
Sahara 0.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 34.70%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 23.00%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 9.18%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 7.70%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 7.07%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 4.22%

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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