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EverQuest: Escape to Norrath

What is EverQuest: Escape to Norrath?  (from Sony Online Entertainment)

Experience the award winning world of Norrath for free in EverQuest® Escape to Norrath™. Millions have adventured in Norrath and now it’s your turn! Create a noble human paladin, a vicious dark elf necromancer, a greedy dwarven rogue, or any of the more than 100 character combinations and join one of the most establish...  Read more


EverQuest: Escape to Norrath is a software program developed by Sony Online Entertainment. 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 setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 1.06 MB (1,111,128 bytes). 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 84% of users of EverQuest: Escape to Norrath come from the United States, it is also popular in DK and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.everquest.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AB8AADDB-E980-492D-B8F0-E7C52E9B20CC}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.06 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by EverQuest: Escape to Norrath

  • LaunchPad.exe - LaunchPad (Sony Online Entertainment LaunchPad)
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • OptionsEditor.exe
  • eqgame.exe
  • EQGraphicsDX9.dll
  • eqmain.dll
  • EverQuest.exe
  • !CheckMinSpec.dll
  • alut.dll (by Vivox) - Freealut (Freealut library)
  • dbghelp.dll (by Microsoft) - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DirectXTest.exe
  • dpvs.dll
  • dpvsd.dll
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • DXTest.dll
  • eaxman.dll (by Creative Labs Custom Engineering) - Creative Labs EAX Manager (EAXMan)
  • EQGfx_Dx8.dll
  • EQGraphicsDX9Orig.dll
  • EQVoiceService.exe (by Vivox) - Vivox Voice Service
  • EscapeToNorrath.exe
  • installerconfig.exe
  • js3250.dll (by Netscape Communications) - NETSCAPE (Netscape 32-bit JavaScript Module)
  • LaunchPad.dll
  • mss32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Miles Sound System
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • nspr4.dll (by Netscape Communications) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • nss3.dll - Network Security Services (NSS Base Library)
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • ortp.dll
  • plc4.dll - PLC Library
  • plds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • smackw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Smacker (Smacker Video Technology)
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (bui[email protected]) ([email protected]))
  • testeqgame.exe
  • TestEverQuest.exe
  • unicows.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))
  • vivoxoal.dll - OpenAL
  • vivoxplatform.dll - VxPlatform (Vivox Platform)
  • vivoxsdk.dll - Vivox SDK 3.2 (Vivox Communications API)
  • Win32Bitmap.dll
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E0D219C-BAF3-4F83-BCB8-A50082594BD5}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • LaunchPad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon's Prophet\LaunchPad.exe'.
  • EQVoiceService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\SteamLibrary\SteamApps\common\Everquest F2P\EQVoiceService.exe'.

How do I remove EverQuest: Escape to Norrath?

You can uninstall EverQuest: Escape to Norrath 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 EverQuest: Escape to Norrath, 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 EverQuest: Escape to Norrath.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 10 13%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows 10 12.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 10 Home 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

84.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 84.21%
  DK 5.26%
  Canada 5.26%
  United Kingdom 5.26%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
Samsung 20.00%
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
Common models
Samsung R430/R480/R440 ... 16.67%
NVIDIA 132-CK-NF79 16.67%
HP G62 Notebook PC 16.67%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 16.67%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 16.67%
Dell Studio 540 16.67%

About (from Sony Online Entertainment)

At SOE, we take pride in the fact that we are all gamers.
Publisher URL: www.soe.com


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