84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Need for Speed Most Wanted?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #3,459
United States Rank #8,982
Reach 0.1614%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.76 days
435.54 days >
Average installed length: 228.84 days

Other programs by Electronic Arts

Need for Speed Most Wanted

What is Need for Speed Most Wanted?

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a 2012 open-world racing video game, developed by British games developer Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. Need for Speed: Most Wanted takes on the gameplay style of the first Most Wanted title in the Need for Speed franchise. Most Wanted allows players to select one car and compete against other racers in three types of events: Sprint races, which involves traveling from one point of the city to another, Circuit races, each having three laps total and Speed runs, which involve traversing through a course in the highest average speed possible. There is also the Ambush races, which start with the player surrounded by cops and tasked to evade their pursuit as quickly as possible. Cops are integrated into certain racing sessions, in which the police deploy vehicles and tactics to stop the player's car and arrest the player, like the original Most Wanted. At each event there are two upgrades that can be unlocked for the current car, one of them is unlocked for players who manage to finish at least in second while the other is only obtained by winning.


It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 speed.exe. The software installer includes 120 files and is usually about 11.2 MB (11,739,006 bytes). Need.for.Speed.Most.Wanted.v1.3.Update.incl.Ultimate.Speed.Pack.DLC.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\games\nfsmw
Uninstaller: C:\Games\NFSMW\EAUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 11.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Most Wanted

Program executable:speed.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ea games\need for speed most wanted\speed.exe
Additional files:
  • eauninstall.exe - EA Uninstall (Uninstall)
  • safemode_inst.exe
  • shell_inst.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • Uninstall.exe
  • NFS13.exe
  • server.dll
  • dsound.dll (by Creative Technology Ltd) - Creative ALchemy
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted (Game Definition File resources)
  • mw_hun.exe
  • nfsmw.exe (by Pocket Soft) - RTPatch (RTPatch Executable)
  • reloaded.exe
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • 29CC 4LYK Y4TW DGQU BQJM.docx
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • ASYCFILT.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft OLE 2.40 for Windows NT(TM) and Windows 95(TM) Operating Systems
  • AutoRun.exe - Electronic Arts AutoRun
  • AutoRunGUI.dll - AutoRun GUI
  • Češina.exe
  • CMDLGDE.DLL (by Microsoft) - CMDIALOG (DLL des ActiveX-Steuerelements Standarddialog (CMDialog))
  • COMCAT.DLL - Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System (Microsoft Component Category Manager Library)
  • COMDLG32.OCX - CMDialog ActiveX Control DLL
  • D3dx9_26.dll - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • daemon347.exe
  • devcon.exe - Windows Setup API
  • DIAG.EXE (by Macrovision, Macrovision Europe Limited, and Macrovision Japan and Asia K.K) - SafeDisc SRV Tool APP
  • dinput8.dll
  • DrvMgt.dll
  • dxgi.dll - DirectX Graphics Infrastructure
  • EA.Game.RegFix.exe
  • Editor de Partida.exe
  • enb1.dll (by ENB)
  • enb2.dll
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • GB-NFS9.exe (by GENiEBEN) - GENiEBEN (http:\\genieben.t35.com)
  • GDFBinary_cs_CZ.dll
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_ES.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_ja_JP.dll
  • GDFBinary_nl_NL.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • GDFBinary_zh_TW.dll
  • install.exe
  • ISLogo.dll (by VoLT, 2010) - ISLogo
  • kernel.exe
  • Mercedez-Benz Tourismo.exe
  • Money_Freeze.exe
  • Money_Hack.exe
  • MSCMCDE.DLL - COMCTL (ActiveX-Steuerelement-DLL der Windows-Standardsteuerelemente)
  • MSCOMCTL.OCX - MSCOMCTL (Windows Common Controls ActiveX Control DLL)
  • msvbvm60.dll - Visual Basic (Visual Basic Virtual Machine)
  • MW - Hamachi V2.4.exe
  • MW_Panel_by_FormatC.exe (by Absolute private and non-profit) - The name of the game (MW Panel)
  • MW-Hamachi.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • COMDLG32.OCX is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class {9F01D864-E34E-46A0-927D-9C78EF4B723D}.
7 Scheduled Tasks
  • speed.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2413972D-5BBA-43EF-8A63-75B3FA32CD51}' (runs on registration).
  • nfs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F39A8100-1969-4E0C-8A35-B297DF6EB03F}' (runs on registration).
  • NFS13.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4AB820E3-82D0-40AC-8F22-BAB9E22DB0E3}' (runs on registration).
  • nfsmwres.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9D76A4A-65B8-46FE-A348-87CC32004DF6}' (runs on registration).
  • speed_old.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{75B7768B-65A2-438C-A6A8-3058001594AF}' (runs on registration).
  • eauninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28615B1E-7883-4265-8A4A-8F2C32F5051E}' (runs on registration).
  • Plus 1 more
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • speed.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\EA Games\Need for Speed Most Wanted\speed.exe'.
  • Texmod.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Tomb Raider\TombRaider.exe'.

How do I remove Need for Speed Most Wanted?

You can uninstall Need for Speed Most Wanted 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™ Most Wanted, 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 Most Wanted.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Need for Speed Most Wanted you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.48%
Windows 10 24.57%
Windows XP 5.25%
Windows Vista 2.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.37%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.67%
Windows 7 Professional 8.82%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.23%
Windows 8.1 4.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

14.22% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 14.22%
  United States 13.63%
  India 7.69%
  Brazil 7.31%
  Italy 3.69%
  Poland 3.53%
  France 2.78%
  Romania 2.56%
  MA 2.00%
  United Kingdom 1.94%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  Colombia 1.81%
  DZ 1.69%
  Argentina 1.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.03%
Acer 21.09%
Dell 17.39%
ASUS 10.16%
Lenovo 6.29%
Toshiba 5.96%
Samsung 4.03%
Intel 1.82%
American Megatrends 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.92%
ASUS All Series 3.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.37%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.67%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.39%

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


user comment
No one has commented yet. Help others learn more about this software, share your comments.