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Should I remove FEAR?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,704
United States Rank #13,940
Reach 0.0218%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 51.65 days
870.63 days >
Average installed length: 457.45 days


1.00.0000 100.00%

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FEAR is a software program developed by Vivendi Universal Games. 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 64 files and is usually about 22.86 MB (23,968,194 bytes). 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 41% of users of FEAR come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.vugames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sierra\FEAR
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 22.86 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by FEAR

  • FEARServer.exe (by Monolith Productions) - F.E.A.R. - Stand-Alone Server
  • Monolith.PropertyGrid.dll (by Monolith Productions) - Monolith PropertyGrid Control
  • Config.exe - F.E.A.R. Configuration App
  • StringEditRuntime.dll - StringEdit Runtime
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative ALchemy
  • EngineServer.dll - Server Module
  • FEAR.exe - F.E.A.R.
  • FEARMP.exe
  • fear_update_en_100-107_108.exe
  • GameDatabase.dll
  • LTMemory.dll
  • SndDrv.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • FEARMP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C880E370-8797-4D43-A17F-1DE6C98F5E5F}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • FEARMP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\FEAR\FEARMP.exe'.
  • FEAR.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\FEAR\FEAR.exe'.
  • FEARServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra\FEAR\FEARServer.exe'.

How do I remove FEAR?

You can uninstall FEAR 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 FEAR, 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 FEAR.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.35%
Windows 10 23.26%
Windows XP 6.74%
Windows Vista 4.65%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.25%
Windows 7 Professional 11.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.81%
Windows 8.1 6.57%
Windows 10 Home 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.68%
  Germany 8.22%
  United Kingdom 6.61%
  France 4.81%
  Brazil 3.41%
  Australia 3.21%
  Italy 3.21%
  Czech Republic 3.01%
  Canada 2.20%
  Poland 2.00%
  Sweden 2.00%
  Argentina 1.80%
  Mexico 1.40%
  MA 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 18.87%
Dell 17.45%
Acer 16.98%
ASUS 11.79%
Lenovo 6.13%
Alienware 2.83%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Toshiba 1.89%
Intel 1.42%
MSI 1.42%
Packard Bell 1.42%
Common models
Gigabyte P55A-UD3P 2.54%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.54%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.54%
LENOVO 20217 2.54%
MSI MS-7758 2.54%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.69%


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