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EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey


EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey 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 65 files. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 69% of users of EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.station.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest II
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{81D2FECF-FB01-4120-828B-DB3213440356}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey

  • EQ2Settings.exe - EverQuest II® Settings Utility (Settings tool for EverQuest II®)
  • EQ2.exe - EQ2 Updater and Launcher (EQ2Launcher)
  • !RunUntilLaunch.dll - RunUntilLaunch
  • EverQuest2.exe - EQ2 Client (EQ2 Client Application)
  • vistautils.dll - VistaUtils (Vista-only Utilities)
  • LaunchPad.exe - LaunchPad (Sony Online Entertainment LaunchPad)
  • assetdb.dll - AssetDB
  • Uninstaller.exe
  • EQ2VoiceService.exe (by Vivox) - Vivox Voice Service
  • vivoxsdk.dll (by Vivox) - Vivox SDK 2.1 (Vivox Communications API)
  • libsndfile-1.dll - Soundfile
  • ortp.dll - oRTP (Open Realtime Transport Protocol library)
  • SequenceSound.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LaunchPad.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E0D219C-BAF3-4F83-BCB8-A50082594BD5}' (runs on registration).
4 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EverQuest2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest II\EverQuest2.exe'.
  • LaunchPad.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Dragon's Prophet\LaunchPad.exe'.
  • EQ2VoiceService.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony Online Entertainment\Installed Games\EverQuest II\EQ2VoiceService.exe'.
  • EQ2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sony\EverQuest II\EQ2.exe'.

How do I remove EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey?

You can uninstall EverQuest II: The Shadow Odyssey 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 II: The Shadow Odyssey, 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 II: The Shadow Odyssey.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 10 14%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.14%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 Home 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Australia 7.69%
  Germany 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%
  Sweden 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Common models
Samsung 355V4C/355V4X/355... 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA790XT-UD4P 20.00%
Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P 20.00%
Gigabyte EP45-DS3P 20.00%
ASUSTeK G72GX 20.00%

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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