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Should I remove Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,435
United States Rank #9,911
Reach 0.0293%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.52 days
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Average installed length: 374.77 days

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

What is Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?  (from Rockstar Games)

Five years ago Carl Johnson escaped from the pressures of life in Los Santos, San Andreas... a city tearing itself apart with gang trouble, drugs and corruption. Where film stars and millionaires do their best to avoid the dealers and gang-bangers. Now, it's the early 90s. Carl's got to go home. His mother has been mur...  Read more


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is a software program developed by Rockstar 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 primary executable is named GTA_SA.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 87 files and is usually about 4.73 MB (4,955,827 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 51% of users of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.rockstargames.com/sanandreas
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\grand theft auto san andreas
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/12120
Estimated size: 4.73 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Program executable:GTA_SA.EXE
Path:C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Grand Theft Auto San Andreas\GTA_SA.EXE
Additional files:
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • samp.dll (by SA-MP TEAM) - SA-MP (SA-MP Client DLL)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • gta_sa.exe
  • samp.exe
  • SAMPUninstall.exe
  • vorbisFile.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • gta_sa.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BD69643F-6424-487C-9BCD-64DB34DAC38D}' (runs on registration).
  • samp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{425AC98D-9C34-45AA-883D-0750D4F928E4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • samp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\GTAsanAndreas\GTA San Andreas\samp.exe'.

How do I remove Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas?

You can uninstall Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 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 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, 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 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.94%
Windows 10 11.57%
Windows Vista 3.63%
Windows XP 0.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.75%
Windows 7 Professional 10.24%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.13%
Windows 8 2.60%
Windows 8 Pro 2.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.39%
  United Kingdom 14.21%
  Germany 5.29%
  Canada 4.04%
  France 3.20%
  Sweden 3.06%
  DK 2.92%
  Australia 2.65%
  Netherlands 1.95%
  Norway 1.81%
  Finland 1.39%
  Brazil 0.97%
  Spain 0.84%
  Ireland 0.70%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.53%
Acer 18.77%
Dell 16.38%
ASUS 13.99%
Alienware 3.41%
Lenovo 1.71%
Toshiba 1.71%
Samsung 1.37%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.65%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.95%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.39%
Alienware Alienware X51 2.82%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 2.82%
Dell XPS 8500 2.26%

About Rockstar Games

Rockstar Games is a video game developer/publisher owned by Take-Two Interactive and is mostly known for Grand Theft Auto, Max Payne, and Red Dead, series and the use of open world, free roaming settings in their games.
Publisher URL: www.rockstargames.com


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