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Should I remove Mass Effect 2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,432
United States Rank #4,889
Reach 0.0696%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 36.79 days
531.97 days >
Average installed length: 279.51 days


1.2.1604.0 99.64%
1.02 0.29%
1.01 0.07%

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Mass Effect 2

What is Mass Effect 2?  (from Electronic Arts)

Mass Effect 2 is the sequel to BioWare's hit space-based role-playing game (RPG). Two years after Commander Shepard repelled invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy has emerged. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Now Shepard mus...  Read more


Mass Effect 2 is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is 1.2.1604.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is masseffect2.exe. The software installer includes 131 files and is usually about 11.56 MB (12,123,270 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 60% of users of Mass Effect 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\Mass Effect 2\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 11.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mass Effect 2

Program executable:masseffect2.exe
Name:Mass Effect 2
Path:C:\Program Files\origin\origin games\mass effect 2\binaries\masseffect2.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Mass Effect 2 (Game Definition File resources)
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • ActivationUI.exe - activation (activation UI)
  • Activation.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • Activation64.dll
  • binkw32.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • ME2Game.exe (by BioWare)
  • cudart.dll
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • dxgi.dll
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • GDFDLL.dll (by BioWare)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • MassEffect2Config.exe - Mass Effect 2 Configuration Utility
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • nvtt.dll (by NVIDIA) - NVIDIA Texture Tools Dynamic Link Library
  • NxCooking.dll (by AGEIA Technologies) - PhysXCooking Dynamic Link Library
  • ogg.dll
  • OpenAL32.dll (by Portions (C) Creative Labs and NVIDIA) - Standard OpenAL(TM) Library (Standard OpenAL(TM) Implementation)
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • PhysXExtensions.dll
  • qcncodecs4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qjpcodecs4.dll
  • qkrcodecs4.dll
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • qtwcodecs4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • umbra.dll (by Umbra Software) - Umbra (Umbra Runtime Library (DLL))
  • unrar.dll - RAR decompression library
  • vorbis.dll
  • vorbisenc.dll
  • vorbisfile.dll
  • wrap_oal.dll (by Creative Labs) - Creative Labs OpenAL32 (OpenAL32)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • MassEffect2Config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F900A239-5CF5-47F7-9AA0-618585201792}' (runs on registration).
  • MassEffect2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6E548081-1983-4F2B-A83D-50B8B64A297B}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MassEffect2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries\MassEffect2.exe'.

How do I remove Mass Effect 2?

You can uninstall Mass Effect 2 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 Mass Effect™ 2, 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 Mass Effect 2.

Win 10 68%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 67.93%
Windows 7 31.92%
Windows Vista 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.49%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.53%
Windows 10 Pro 14.90%
Windows 8.1 12.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.52%
Windows 7 Professional 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.37%
  Germany 7.84%
  United Kingdom 6.15%
  France 3.27%
  Canada 3.05%
  Australia 2.12%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  Italy 1.74%
  Sweden 1.52%
  Spain 1.20%
  DK 1.14%
  Norway 0.87%
  Austria 0.87%
  Brazil 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 17.69%
ASUS 16.33%
Dell 13.10%
Acer 12.93%
Lenovo 7.48%
Alienware 6.80%
MSI 5.10%
Toshiba 3.23%
Intel 2.38%
Medion 1.70%
Samsung 1.19%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.56%
MSI MS-7693 3.51%
HP HP Notebook 3.04%
LENOVO 20378 2.81%
MSI MS-7850 2.81%
MSI MS-7821 2.34%

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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