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9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,007
United States Rank #43,376
Reach 0.0151%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.16 days
388.26 days >
Average installed length: 204.00 days


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Need for Speed Most Wanted version 5.1


Need for Speed Most Wanted version 5.1 is a software program developed by Black_Box. 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 29 files and is usually about 57.85 MB (60,664,198 bytes). The installed file Need.for.Speed.Most.Wanted.v1.3.Update.incl.Ultimate.Speed.Pack.DLC.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. 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 17% of users of Need for Speed Most Wanted come from India, it is also popular in the United States and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ggamez.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Need for Speed Most Wanted\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Need for Speed Most Wanted\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 57.85 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Most Wanted version 5.1

  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll (by Electronic Arts) - Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted (Game Definition File resources)
  • NFS13.exe (by Electronic Arts)
  • xinput1_3.dll
  • A1213R.dll
  • d3d9.dll
  • D3DCompiler_43.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct3D HLSL Compiler)
  • D3dx9_26.dll (by Microsoft)
  • dinput8.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • Language Changer.exe (by Pizzul) - Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 Launcher
  • Need For Speed_Most Wanted v1.0 Plus 8 Trainer.exe (by 3DMGAME) - Need For Speed_Most Wanted v1.0 Plus 8 Trainer ([email protected] Presents - Need For Speed_Most Wanted v1.0 Plus 8 Trainer)
  • Need For Speed_Most Wanted v1.5 Plus 8 Trainer.exe (by 3DMGAME)
  • Need.for.Speed.Most.Wanted.2012.CNV.ITA-Pizzul.exe - Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 (Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012 Setup)
  • Need.for.Speed.Most.Wanted.v1.3.Update.incl.Ultimate.Speed.Pack.DLC.exe - Need for Speed Most Wanted v1.3 Update Including Ultimate Sp
  • NFS MW Türkçe Yama.exe - #Baþlýk Kurulum Programý
  • NFSMW2.0+11Tr-LNG.exe (by LinGon) - Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012 - 31 Oct 2012 - Updated 3 Nov 2012 - Trainer by LinGon - v1.0.0.2 (A LinGon Trainer)
  • Pfctoc.dll (by Padus(R)) - Padus Foundation Class(TM) (CD/DVD pre-mastering toolkit for Win32)
  • rularofw3.dll
  • Safemode_Inst.exe
  • Server.dll
  • Shell_Inst.exe
  • Speed.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • Uninstal.exe
  • XInputTest.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 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).
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?

Quickly and completely remove Need for Speed Most Wanted version 5.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Need for Speed Most Wanted version 5.1, 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 Most Wanted.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.90%
Windows 10 40.41%
Windows XP 0.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.56%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.38%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.90%
Windows 7 Professional 7.19%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 7.19%
Windows 8 Pro 6.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.09% of installs come from India
Which countries install it?
  India 17.09%
  United States 7.27%
  Iran 7.27%
  DZ 6.91%
  MA 4.00%
  France 4.00%
  Indonesia 3.64%
  Turkey 3.27%
  Egypt 3.27%
  Brazil 2.91%
  Saudi Arabia 2.91%
  TN 2.55%
  Malaysia 2.55%
  Hungary 2.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 19.44%
Dell 18.52%
Hewlett-Packard 18.52%
ASUS 14.81%
Lenovo 9.72%
Toshiba 5.56%
Samsung 2.78%
American Megatrends 0.93%
Intel 0.93%
Sony 0.93%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.41%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.68%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.68%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.94%
Dell Inspiron N4010 2.21%
ASUSTeK K55VD 2.21%


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