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Should I remove Need For Speed World?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,708
United States Rank #2,883
Reach 0.3968%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.28 days
598.23 days >
Average installed length: 314.33 days


VersionDistribution 28.90% 2.11% 5.08% 4.67% 2.21% 5.40% 3.78% 2.69% 1.29% 0.52% 0.82% 0.52% 0.97% 1.93% 0.12% 0.60% 0.22% 0.72% 1.28% 0.18% 2.76% 0.04% 0.22% 0.09% 0.10% 0.10% 0.05% 0.37% 0.14% 0.20% 0.14% 0.08% 0.10% 0.13% 0.17% 0.04% 0.12% 0.01% 0.04% 0.05% 0.08% 0.12% 0.04% 0.05% 0.24% 0.01% 0.28% 0.09% 0.09% 0.65% 0.01%
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Need For Speed World

What is Need For Speed World?

Need for Speed World (previously known as Need for Speed: World Online) is the fifteenth installment in the long-running racing video game Need for Speed franchise published by Electronic Arts. Players can win parts from lucky draw. The coveted Pro and Ultra series parts are extremely rare. Free players have a lower chance of winning a part compared to those who purchased SpeedBoost.


The most common release is, with over 97% 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 GameLauncher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 13.68 MB (14,349,626 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com/de
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed World\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed World\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed World\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 13.68 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need For Speed World

Program executable:GameLauncher.exe
Name:NFSW Launcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need For Speed World\GameLauncher.exe
Additional files:
  • gameplay.native.dll - Supplemental Library (Supplementary Library)
  • nfsw.exe - Need for Speed World
  • GameLauncher.exe - NFSW Launcher
  • GameLauncher.dll - GameLauncher
  • gameplay.dll - Gameplay
  • eawebkit.dll - EAWebKit
  • Log4Net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (log4net for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • LZMA.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (LZMA library)
  • akamaiDll.dll
  • AkamaiInstall.exe
  • GDFBinary.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • GameLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A0877DD6-12DA-4926-9776-4124B0BFFD05}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • GameLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Need for Speed World\GameLauncher.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:420.58 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0045141548%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00253535%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00197881%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Need For Speed World?

You can uninstall Need For Speed World 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 Need For Speed™ World, 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 Need For Speed World.

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

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.27%
Windows 10 29.15%
Windows XP 3.50%
Windows Vista 3.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.73%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.89%
Windows 8.1 10.30%
Windows 7 Professional 9.55%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.44%
  Germany 10.23%
  Brazil 6.20%
  France 4.08%
  United Kingdom 3.64%
  Canada 3.08%
  Italy 2.21%
  MA 2.13%
  Romania 2.02%
  Poland 2.00%
  Netherlands 1.85%
  Australia 1.79%
  Belgium 1.30%
  Spain 1.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.52%
Acer 20.72%
Dell 16.13%
ASUS 12.06%
Toshiba 5.70%
Lenovo 3.91%
Samsung 3.78%
Intel 1.92%
MSI 0.68%
American Megatrends 0.68%
Alienware 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.20%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.88%
ASUS All Series 5.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.23%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.59%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.15%

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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