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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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Global Rank #18,175
United States Rank #15,046
Reach 0.0130%


1.2.20608.0 97.67%
1.02 0.78%
1.00 0.78%

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Mass Effect

What is Mass Effect?

Mass Effect is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.


Mass Effect is a program developed by Electronic Arts. The most used version is 1.2.20608.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 masseffect.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 10.46 MB (10,971,319 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 56% of users of Mass Effect come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: masseffect.bioware.com/me1/support/support_pc.html
Help link: G:\Origin\Mass Effect\docs\\EA Help\\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1B0FBB9A-995D-47CD-87CD-13E68B676E4F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mass Effect

Program executable:masseffect.exe
Name:Mass Effect
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\mass effect\binaries\masseffect.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Mass Effect (Game Definition File resources)
  • WINUI.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • Uninstall Mass Effect.exe - Mass Effect 2 (Mass Effect 2 Uninstaller)
  • AutoRun.exe - EA Installer
  • EASetup.exe
  • ActivationUI.exe - activation (activation UI)
  • Activation.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • UninstHelper.exe (by GameStop) - Impulse (Add/Remove Programs Helper)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MassEffect.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect\Binaries\MassEffect.exe'.

How do I remove Mass Effect?

You can uninstall Mass Effect 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, 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.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.48%
Windows 10 27.63%
Windows Vista 2.33%
Windows XP 1.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.73%
Windows 7 Professional 15.95%
Windows 8.1 7.39%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 3.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.56%
  France 7.30%
  Germany 6.03%
  United Kingdom 5.08%
  Canada 4.44%
  Brazil 3.17%
  Australia 1.90%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Poland 1.27%
  Norway 0.95%
  Japan 0.95%
  Spain 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 14.66%
Hewlett-Packard 13.79%
ASUS 13.79%
Acer 12.93%
Alienware 8.62%
Lenovo 6.03%
MSI 3.45%
Intel 3.45%
Toshiba 3.45%
Sony 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.69%
ASUS All Series 4.69%
MSI MS-7821 3.13%
MSI MS-7751 2.34%
MSI MS-7758 2.34%
Alienware Alienware X51 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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