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1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,052
United States Rank #2,399
Reach 0.3166%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.53 days
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Average installed length: 349.15 days

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Microsoft Age of Empires II

What is Microsoft Age of Empires II?

Age of Empires is a history-based real-time strategy video game. Developed by Ensemble Studios and published by Microsoft, the game uses the Genie, a 2D sprite-based game engine. The game allows the user to act as the leader of an ancient civilization by advancing it through four ages (the Stone, Tool, Bronze, and Iron Ages), gaining access to new and improved units with each advance.


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 empires2.exe. The software installer includes 180 files and is usually about 259.81 MB (272,426,763 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft games\age of empires ii
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\UNINSTAL.EXE" /runtemp /uninstall
Estimated size: 259.81 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Age of Empires II

Program executable:empires2.exe
Name:Age of Empires II
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft games\age of empires ii\empires2.exe
Additional files:
  • AoK HD.exe - Age of Empires II HD The Conquerors Expansion
  • setupenu.dll - Microsoft Age of Empires II Update Setup
  • setupjpn.dll - Microsoft Age of Empires II Patch
  • EBUEula.dll - EulaDll de Microsoft Corporation (EulaDll)
  • ebueulax.dll
  • language.dll - Age of Empires II Languge File
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • age2_x1.exe - Age of Empires II Expansion
  • age2_x1_1.0_1360x768.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0_1366x768.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0_1600x900.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0_1920x1080.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1366x768.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1440x900.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1680x1050.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1920x1080.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1920x1200.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0c_2560x1440.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1024x768.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1280x1024.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1280x720.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1366x768.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1440x900.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_1680x1050.exe
  • age2_x1_1.0e_2560x1440.exe
  • age2_x1_myth_1366x768.exe
  • age2_x1_myth_1600x900.exe
  • age2_x1-old.exe
  • age2_x2.exe
  • Uninstal.Exe - Microsoft Age of Empires II (Microsoft Age of Empires II AutoRun/Setup)
  • ddraw - Copy.dll - Microsoft DirectDraw
  • aoe20a_crk.exe - Age of Empires II
  • DPLAY61A.EXE - DPlay6.1A Cabpack (DirectX cabpack for Dplay Service Pack)
  • STPENUX.DLL - Microsoft Games (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources)
  • UNINSTALX.EXE - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup
  • Empires.exe - Age of Empires
  • 1 AoE2の2.0aぱっち.exe - setup
  • 2 AoEのAIパッチ.exe
  • 3 AoE2拡張版の1.0cぱっち.exe
  • Age2upA.exe
  • Age2upA-GER.exe
  • age2upa-spn.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • empires2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DD62458E-76FC-451E-8EE9-4878A3D08BE5}' (runs on registration).
  • UNINSTALX.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8F34A65-1B6A-4A83-8AF4-3F946DC7D8AA}' (runs on registration).
  • age2_x1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D6790164-94D4-4907-8D89-37C8FDB70E0E}' (runs on registration).
  • age2_x1_1.0_1920x1080.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E56D858C-B7D1-4316-A2E2-B9D5799F70EC}' (runs on registration).
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • EMPIRES2.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\EMPIRES2.EXE'.
  • AGE2_X1.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\AGE2_X1.EXE'.
  • age2_x1_1.0c_1920x1080.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Age of Empires II\age2_x1_1.0c_1920x1080.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Age of Empires II?

You can uninstall Microsoft Age of Empires II 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 Microsoft Age of Empires II, 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 Microsoft Age of Empires II.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.27%
Windows 10 25.44%
Windows Vista 6.15%
Windows XP 6.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.97%
Windows 7 Professional 8.50%
Windows 8.1 8.23%
Windows 10 Home 6.12%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.51%
  Germany 10.03%
  France 6.10%
  United Kingdom 4.46%
  Australia 3.38%
  Italy 2.86%
  Canada 2.73%
  Netherlands 2.71%
  Mexico 2.46%
  Spain 2.01%
  Brazil 1.72%
  Argentina 1.65%
  Belgium 1.64%
  Chile 1.01%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.62%
Dell 18.40%
Acer 18.09%
ASUS 12.01%
Toshiba 7.00%
Samsung 4.50%
Lenovo 3.92%
Intel 1.05%
American Megatrends 0.90%
MSI 0.79%
Medion 0.79%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.98%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.28%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.59%
ASUS All Series 3.03%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.48%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.02%

About Microsoft

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Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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