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Should I remove Mass Effect 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,331
United States Rank #2,168
Reach 0.2716%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.83 days
732.52 days >
Average installed length: 384.89 days


VersionDistribution 0.07% 0.02% 70.76% 5.29% 2.04% 0.02% 17.75% 4.05%

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Mass Effect 3

What is Mass Effect 3?

Mass Effect 3 is an action role-playing game developed by BioWare and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows. Combat system in Mass Effect 3 has been changed and refined. In particular, the cover system has been improved. There are more options for moving around the battlefield and scoring instant melee kills. More conventional grenades are available and an improved artificial intelligence is introduced. A four player multiplayer co-op mode is also available. Gameplay in Mass Effect 3 is influenced by decisions made in Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2, for players who have completed those games.


The most common release is, 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 primary executable is named masseffect3.exe. The setup package generally installs about 109 files and is usually about 124.37 MB (130,411,374 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Mass Effect 3\Support\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Mass Effect 3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\Mass Effect 3\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 124.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Mass Effect 3

Program executable:masseffect3.exe
Name:Mass Effect(TM) 3
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\mass effect 3\binaries\win32\masseffect3.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll - Mass Effect 3 (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_ES.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • MassEffect3Config.exe (by BioWare) - Mass Effect 3 Configuration Utility
  • activation.exe - activation
  • awc.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • EACoreServer.exe - EA Core Server Application
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe - EA Installer Proxy Application
  • atiags.dll (by AMD) - ATI GPU Service (Shared Library for AGS)
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll (by Microsoft) - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • PhysXExtensions.dll (by NVIDIA) - PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (PhysXExtensions Dynamic Link Library (EG))
  • qcncodecs4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qjpcodecsd4.dll
  • qkrcodecs4.dll
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • qtwcodecs4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll - QtWebKit
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • qgif4.dll
  • qico4.dll
  • qjpeg4.dll
  • vcredist_x64.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • Texmod.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • MassEffect3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E6B7240A-6619-440B-8A1F-2D55A3481012}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
  • MassEffect3Config.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0CF7A8E0-D649-47F8-9504-79D779D3AD80}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • MassEffect3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\EA\Kingdoms Of Amalur Reckoning\Mass Effect 3\Binaries\Win32\MassEffect3.exe'.
  • Texmod.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Tomb Raider\TombRaider.exe'.
Network connections
  • MassEffect3.exe connects to (port 9988).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1006.47 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0071976006%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00196480%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00523280%
0.015104% average
Memory:17.88 MB
Total CPU:0.0096951896%
Kernel CPU:0.00312813%
User CPU:0.00656706%

How do I remove Mass Effect 3?

You can uninstall Mass Effect 3 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™ 3, 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 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.46%
Windows 10 36.55%
Windows Vista 1.31%
Windows XP 0.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.75%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.40%
Windows 7 Professional 10.71%
Windows 8.1 10.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.82%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.14%
  Germany 7.75%
  United Kingdom 5.99%
  France 5.55%
  Canada 4.11%
  Australia 2.95%
  Sweden 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.53%
  Poland 1.48%
  DK 1.30%
  Finland 1.19%
  Italy 1.18%
  Belgium 0.95%
  Norway 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 18.13%
Acer 15.29%
Hewlett-Packard 14.65%
Dell 13.68%
Alienware 5.46%
Lenovo 4.24%
MSI 3.43%
Toshiba 2.92%
Intel 2.16%
Medion 1.23%
Samsung 1.06%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.30%
MSI MS-7681 2.22%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.15%
MSI MS-7673 2.07%
MSI MS-7758 1.99%

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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