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Should I remove Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #19,041
United States Rank #12,669
Reach 0.0120%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 197.70 days
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Average installed length: 505.66 days

Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3.1

What is Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator?  (from Microsoft Games)

As a pilot in Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3, you fly in the historical framework of the tactical air war in northwest Europe starting in mid-1943, but there’s a significant difference. The skill and perseverance you and your squadron or Staffel bring to each battle can alter the tactical situation and the timelin...  Read more


Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3.1 is a program developed by Microsoft Games. 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 cfs3.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 577.65 MB (605,713,719 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 72% of users of Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com/games/combatfs3
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\microsoft games\combat flight simulator 3
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Combat Flight Simulator 3\UNINSTAL.EXE" /runtemp /addremove
Estimated size: 577.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3.1

Program executable:cfs3.exe
Name:Microsoft® Combat Flight Simulator 3: Battle for Europe
Microsoft® Combat Flight Simulator 3
Path:C:\Program Files\microsoft games\combat flight simulator 3\cfs3.exe
Additional files:
  • dw.exe - Microsoft Application Error Reporting
  • cfsres.dll - Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 3 (Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator Module)
  • msxml3.dll - Microsoft Data Access Components (XML OM for Win32)
  • msxml3a.dll - XML Resources for Win32
  • msxml3r.dll
  • ebueula.dll - Microsoft Corporation EulaDll (EulaDll)
  • mfc70.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcp70.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr70.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcp60.dll - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • SETUPENU.DLL - Microsoft Games Setup (Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup Resources)
  • UNINSTAL.EXE - Microsoft Games AutoRun/Setup
  • gundll.dll - MSN Gaming Zone (GUN Dll)
  • common.dll
  • remove_nek_gvp.exe
  • remove_nek_redux.exe
  • Uninstall-V3-46th-Scenery.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • cfs3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D4592224-2D5C-4AA4-B26D-29722992F4C2}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • cfs3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Combat Flight Simulator 3\cfs3.exe'.

How do I remove Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator?

You can uninstall Microsoft Combat Flight Simulator 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 Combat Flight Simulator 3.1, 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 Combat Flight Simulator.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.98%
Windows 10 20.76%
Windows Vista 9.75%
Windows XP 5.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.28%
Windows 7 Professional 11.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.64%
Windows 8.1 8.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.09%
Windows 10 Home 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.56%
  United Kingdom 8.98%
  Canada 5.69%
  Australia 4.19%
  New Zealand 2.69%
  Czech Republic 0.90%
  South Africa 0.60%
  Colombia 0.60%
  Belgium 0.60%
  Sweden 0.60%
  Greece 0.60%
  Netherlands 0.60%
  Ireland 0.60%
  VI 0.30%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.43%
Dell 28.38%
Acer 10.14%
American Megatrends 4.05%
ASUS 3.38%
Toshiba 3.38%
Gateway 2.70%
Intel 2.03%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 4.76%
ASUS All Series 3.17%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.59%
Acer Predator G5900 1.59%
Dell Dell XPS420 1.59%
Dell Inspiron 560 1.59%


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