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VersionDistribution
1.0 3.03%

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Need For Speed SHIFT 2

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What is Need For Speed SHIFT 2?

Need For Speed SHIFT 2 is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Need for Speed SHIFT returns to the track to deliver the most physical racing experience with SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED. Feel what the Driver’s Battle is actually like in an unparalleled racing experience that captures the physicality and brutality of being behind the wheel going 200mph.

Overview

Need For Speed SHIFT 2 is a software program developed by Electronic Arts. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 8.58 MB (8,997,414 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 44% of users of Need For Speed SHIFT 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Russia and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\games\Need For Speed SHIFT 2\
Uninstaller: "C:\games\Need For Speed SHIFT 2\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 8.58 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Need For Speed SHIFT 2

  • SHIFT2U.exe
  • SHIFT2U.turnir.exe
  • activation.x86.original.dll (by Tages SAS) - Solidshield Activation Library
  • activation.exe (by Tages SAS) - Activation Manager
  • GDFBinary.ru.dll
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • activation.x86.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • créditos.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados Brasil®) - Créditos da Tradução do jogo: Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed (Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed: Créditos da Tradução)
  • Desinstalar a Tradução.exe (by Tribo dos Renegados Brasil®) - Tradução do jogo: Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed (Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed Tradução BR 1.00)
  • dinput8.dll
  • notas.exe - Notas da Tradução do jogo: Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed (Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed: Notas da Tradução)
  • shift2.dll
  • shift2u.original.exe
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_1.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • shift2u.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C1260B3E-15D0-4FC0-8E56-059028511AA9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • activation.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Express DownloaderUpdate.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • activation.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SmartAudio' which loads as C:\Program Files\CONEXANT\SAII\SAIICpl.exe /t.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • shift2u.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED\shift2u.exe'.
  • shift2u.original.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED\shift2u.exe'.

How do I remove Need For Speed SHIFT 2?

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Or, you can uninstall Need For Speed SHIFT 2 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Need For Speed SHIFT 2, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Need For Speed SHIFT 2.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 8 3%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.70%
Windows 10 30.30%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 48.48%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.09%
Windows 8 Consumer Previe... 3.03%
Windows 10 Pro 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.44%
  Russia 13.33%
  UA 6.67%
  Germany 6.67%
  Hungary 6.67%
  Poland 4.44%
  Brazil 2.22%
  BY 2.22%
  Latvia 2.22%
  Finland 2.22%
  Sweden 2.22%
  Indonesia 2.22%
  OM 2.22%
  AZ 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 30.77%
Hewlett-Packard 19.23%
GIGABYTE 7.69%
Dell 7.69%
Toshiba 7.69%
MSI 7.69%
Acer 7.69%
Samsung 3.85%
Lenovo 3.85%
American Megatrends 3.85%
Common models
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L735 4.35%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C55-A-1... 4.35%
Samsung 3570R/370R/470R/4... 4.35%
PEGATRON IPMSB-H61 4.35%
MSI MS-7693 4.35%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70... 4.35%

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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