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Should I remove Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit?

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6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,497
United States Rank #7,302
Reach 0.0537%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 189.12 days
676.01 days >
Average installed length: 355.19 days

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit


Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a program developed by Criterion Games. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 NFS11.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 7.84 MB (8,217,535 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 50% of users of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.needforspeed.com
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\steam\steamapps\common\need for speed hot pursuit
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/47870
Estimated size: 7.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

Program executable:NFS11.exe
Name:Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit
Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit Application
Path:C:\Steam backup\steamapps\common\Need for Speed Hot Pursuit\NFS11.exe
Additional files:
  • AppOverlay.dll (by Valve) - Steam Application Overlay Renderer (Steam Application Overlay)
  • AppOverlay64.dll (by Valve)
  • crashhandler.dll - Steam Crash Handler Library
  • crashhandler64.dll
  • GameOverlayRenderer.dll - Steam Game Overlay Renderer
  • GameOverlayRenderer64.dll
  • GameOverlayUI.exe - Steam
  • libavresample-1.dll
  • SDL2.dll - Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL)
  • Steam.dll
  • Steam.exe - Steam Client Bootstrapper
  • steamclient.dll
  • steamclient64.dll
  • steamerrorreporter.exe
  • steamerrorreporter64.exe
  • SteamUI.dll - SteamUI Dynamic Link Library
  • streaming_client.exe
  • tier0_s.dll - tier0_s Dynamic Link Library
  • tier0_s64.dll
  • vstdlib_s.dll - vstdlib_ s.dll
  • vstdlib_s64.dll
  • libavutil-53.dll
  • SteamTmp.exe
  • uninstall.exe
  • Activation.x86.dll (by Tages SAS) - Solidshield Library
  • ConfigTool.exe (by Electronic Arts) - Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit (Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit Configuration Tool)
  • CSERHelper.dll - CSER Helper (Debug Helper Routines)
  • d3dcompiler_46.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • d3dcompiler_46_64.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dbghelp.dll - Debugging Tools for Windows(R) (Windows Image Helper)
  • DSETUP.dll - Direct driver preloader
  • dsetup32.dll - DirectX Setup - 32-bit piece
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft DirectX Setup
  • eadm-installer.exe (by Electronic Arts) - EA Download Manager
  • GDFBinary.dll
  • HPTeleport0.09.1Beta.exe - WindowsFormsApplication1
  • libavcodec-55.dll
  • libavformat-55.dll
  • libavutil-52.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libswscale-2.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • NFS11.exe - Need for Speed(TM) Hot Pursuit Application
  • NFSBundleExplorer.exe
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • Steam2.dll - Steam Client Engine
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)
  • video.dll
  • WriteMiniDump.exe - Win32 MiniDump Helper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • NFS11.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{BFE566B6-7AC9-4539-A83D-8FCFD9FC0AEE}' (runs on registration).
  • Steam.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FEE39E82-DD34-465F-A045-9BF3D3100210}' (runs on registration).
  • steamTmp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{694711D6-27A0-4D68-8836-D5F25B163A59}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • Steam.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Steam Login.
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
  • SteamTmp.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Steam' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe" -silent.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Steam.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steam' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" -silent.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • Steam.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Elliot\Lollollol !\Steam\Steam.exe'.
  • NFS11.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Need for Speed Hot Pursuit\NFS11.exe'.
  • steamTmp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Programas\Steam\Steam.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:19.21 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0020147051%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00175589%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025881%
0.015104% average
Memory:135.83 MB
Total CPU:0.0002740424%
Kernel CPU:0.00018112%
User CPU:0.00009292%
CPU cycles/sec:21,119,105
I/O reads/min:15.66 KB
I/O writes/min:110.91 KB

How do I remove Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit?

Quickly and completely remove Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 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: Hot Pursuit, 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: Hot Pursuit.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.99%
Windows 8 46.48%
Windows Vista 0.40%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.63%
Windows 8.1 19.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.64%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 10 Home 3.99%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.28%
  United Kingdom 7.45%
  France 5.90%
  Germany 4.89%
  Canada 4.45%
  Australia 4.12%
  Netherlands 3.45%
  Russia 1.78%
  DK 1.78%
  Brazil 1.67%
  Norway 1.11%
  Sweden 1.11%
  Belgium 1.00%
  New Zealand 0.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 23.46%
Hewlett-Packard 16.48%
Acer 16.48%
Alienware 9.50%
Dell 8.94%
Lenovo 5.59%
MSI 2.51%
Intel 2.23%
Samsung 1.40%
Medion 0.84%
Apple 0.56%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.14%
MSI MS-7821 4.01%
ASUSTeK G75VW 3.65%
MSI MS-7693 2.19%
MSI MS-7751 2.19%
Alienware Alienware 14 1.82%


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