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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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Global Rank #24,487
United States Rank #19,347
Reach 0.0073%


1.2.1604.0 76.39%
1.02 23.61%

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Mass Effect 2

What is Mass Effect 2?

Mass Effect 2 is an action role-playing video game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts. Mass Effect 2 is a sequel to the original Mass Effect and the second main game in the Mass Effect series. Set within the Milky Way galaxy during the 22nd century, the game follows Commander Shepard, an elite human soldier who must recruit and gain the loyalty of a diverse team in order to defeat an insect-like species called the Collectors in a suicide mission. Mass Effect 2 is a single-player action role-playing game where the player takes the role of Commander Shepard through a third-person perspective. Character development is a primary element of the game; when starting a new game, the player has to give Shepard a back story. The player can either choose to import a completed save file from the end of the original Mass Effect or start a new character.


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 57 files and is usually about 13.73 MB (14,397,795 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: G:\Origin\Mass Effect 2\Support\\EA Help\\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Jeux\Mass Effect 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\BioWare\Uninstall Mass Effect 2.exe"
Estimated size: 13.73 MB
Language: French (France)

Program filesFiles installed by Mass Effect 2

Program executable:masseffect2.exe
Name:Mass Effect 2
Path:C:\jeux\mass effect 2\binaries\masseffect2.exe
Additional files:
  • AutoRun.exe - EA Installer
  • EASetup.exe
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Mass Effect 2 (Game Definition File resources)
  • MassEffect2Launcher.exe (by BioWare) - Launcher Application
  • ME2Game.exe (by BioWare)
  • Uninstall Mass Effect 2.exe - Mass Effect 2 Uninstaller
  • awc.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • CoreCmdPortalClient.dll - EA Core CommandPortal Client (EA Download Manager Command Portal Access Client)
  • cudart.dll
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • EACoreServer.exe - EA Core Server Application
  • EACoreUninstall.exe
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe
  • GDFDLL.dll
  • Mass Effect 2_code.exe - Unified Registration code installer program
  • MassEffect2Config.exe - Mass Effect 2 Configuration Utility
  • Mem.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)
  • PhysXExtensions.dll
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • 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

2 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).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EACoreServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries\EACoreServer.exe'.
  • MassEffect2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\Binaries\MassEffect2.exe'.
  • MassEffect2Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect 2\MassEffect2Launcher.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 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 19.44%
Windows Vista 4.17%
Windows XP 1.39%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.83%
Windows 7 Professional 13.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.17%
Windows 8 2.78%
Windows 8 Pro 2.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.11%
  Germany 8.20%
  France 6.56%
  Canada 5.46%
  Italy 4.37%
  Poland 3.28%
  Australia 2.19%
  Belgium 1.64%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  Brazil 1.09%
  Switzerland 0.55%
  Czech Republic 0.55%
  Spain 0.55%
  Finland 0.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.92%
Acer 20.55%
ASUS 13.70%
Dell 12.33%
American Megatrends 4.11%
Alienware 2.74%
MSI 2.74%
Common models
MSI MS-7681 3.41%
Gateway FX6840 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%
HP-Pavilion BK170AA-ABA H... 2.27%
MSI MS-7756 2.27%

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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