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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,149
United States Rank #3,119
Reach 0.1294%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.79 days
465.76 days >
Average installed length: 244.72 days


1.02.0000 0.16%
1.02 2.16%

Mass Effect

What is Mass Effect?

Mass Effect is a series of science fiction action role-playing third-person shooter video games developed by the Canadian company BioWare. The first game in the trilogy centers on a player-created character named Commander Shepard and his or her mission to save the galaxy from a race of mechanical beings known as the Reapers, and their followers, including Saren Arterius. The first game sees Shepard facing Sovereign, a Reaper left as a vanguard, who plans to allow the Reaper fleet currently hibernating in extra-galactic dark space to invade the Milky Way, and destroy all sentient organic life, continuing a mysterious cycle of destruction.


The most common release is 1.02, with over 2% 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 masseffect.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 10.59 MB (11,100,000 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: masseffect.bioware.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\steam\steamapps\common\mass effect
Uninstaller: "C:\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/17460
Estimated size: 10.59 MB
Language: Czech

Program filesFiles installed by Mass Effect

Program executable:masseffect.exe
Name:Mass Effect
Path:C:\gry\mass effect\binaries\masseffect.exe
Additional files:
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher Application
  • MassEffect_EFIGS_1.02.exe - Mass Effect (Mass Effect Patch)
  • MassEffect_EFIGS_1.01a.exe
  • saferun.dll - SafeRun (SafeRun DLL)
  • saferun.exe - SafeRun Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F79A4471-4469-4DCA-878A-BA86E788FE69}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Launcher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Mass Effect\MassEffectLauncher.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) 53%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.98%
Windows 10 43.80%
Windows Vista 0.94%
Windows XP 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.56%
Windows 8.1 13.39%
Windows 10 Home 12.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.59%
Windows 7 Professional 9.74%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.89%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.30% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.30%
  United Kingdom 6.55%
  Canada 4.89%
  France 4.21%
  Germany 3.23%
  Australia 2.82%
  Italy 1.22%
  Sweden 1.19%
  Finland 1.07%
  Spain 1.01%
  DK 0.98%
  Brazil 0.92%
  Netherlands 0.86%
  Norway 0.80%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.25%
ASUS 17.26%
Dell 13.00%
Acer 11.82%
Lenovo 7.17%
Alienware 5.44%
Toshiba 5.36%
MSI 3.94%
Samsung 1.89%
Intel 0.87%
Apple 0.79%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.60%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.08%
MSI MS-7751 2.49%
LENOVO 20217 2.20%
MSI MS-7693 2.20%
MSI MS-7821 2.05%

About BioWare

BioWare is a video game developer owned by Electronic Arts and specializes in role-playing video games.
Publisher URL: www.bioware.com


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