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Should I remove Need for Speed Most Wanted?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,668
United States Rank #20,630
Reach 0.0219%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.57 days
411.27 days >
Average installed length: 216.09 days

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Need for Speed Most Wanted

What is Need for Speed Most Wanted?

The version is a repack of the game and not distributed by the original publisher which might not be a legal or legitimate copy, please refer to the game copyright.

About  (from R.G. Mechanics)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an open world Racing game. The game is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, but hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Races have a set beginning and end point, with the open world game desi...  Read more


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 NFS13.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 5.5 MB (5,770,421 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: tapochek.net
Installation folder: C:\Need for Speed Most Wanted\
Uninstaller: "C:\users\user\appdata\Roaming\Need for Speed Most Wanted\Uninstall\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Most Wanted

Program executable:NFS13.exe
Name:Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
Path:C:\Need for Speed Most Wanted\NFS13.exe
Additional files:
  • version.dll (by ToCAEDIT) - NFS Most Wanted 2012 Realistic Plugin
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll (by Electronic Arts)
  • NFS13.exe
  • eauninstall.exe - EA Uninstall (Uninstall)
  • dxgi.dll
  • safemode_inst.exe
  • server.dll
  • shell_inst.exe
  • speed.exe
  • tir.dll
  • d3d9.dll (by TransGaming) - SwiftShader Direct3D 9 Software Renderer
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • NFSMW2012.Launcher-Pizzul.exe (by Pizzul) - Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 Launcher
  • xinput1_3.dll - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • XInputTest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • speed.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2413972D-5BBA-43EF-8A63-75B3FA32CD51}' (runs on registration).
  • NFS13.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4AB820E3-82D0-40AC-8F22-BAB9E22DB0E3}' (runs on registration).
  • eauninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{28615B1E-7883-4265-8A4A-8F2C32F5051E}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • speed.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Games\EA Games\Need for Speed Most Wanted\speed.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:518.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0662063926%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.04644225%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01976414%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:6,514,542,432
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:146.39 MB
435.61 KB average

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.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.17%
Windows 10 45.37%
Windows XP 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 15.51%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.10%
Windows 7 Professional 7.64%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 6.48%
Windows 10 Pro 6.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.25%
  India 11.47%
  Russia 5.96%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  UA 3.90%
  Netherlands 3.21%
  Germany 2.98%
  MA 2.75%
  Egypt 2.52%
  Canada 2.06%
  DZ 1.61%
  Philippines 1.61%
  RS 1.61%
  Saudi Arabia 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.40%
ASUS 16.78%
Acer 16.10%
Dell 15.41%
Lenovo 9.25%
Samsung 2.40%
Toshiba 2.40%
American Megatrends 1.03%
Alienware 1.03%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 9.36%
Dell Inspiron 3521 4.68%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.92%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.92%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 2.34%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.34%

Publisher URL: tapochek.net


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