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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 #4,073
United States Rank #9,435
Reach 0.1324%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.33 days
511.20 days >
Average installed length: 268.59 days


Need for Speed Most Wanted 3.95%
1.2 0.04%
1.00.0000 0.15% 0.04%

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Need for Speed Most Wanted

What is Need for Speed Most Wanted?

Need for Speed Most Wanted is a video game distributed through EA's Origin digital distribution and digital rights management content delivery system.

About  (from Electronic Arts)

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is underground racing action so real, you almost smell the burnt asphalt. The thrill of illicit street racing permeates the air - out-race rivals, evade cops and exploit hundreds of miles of open road as gamers make their way up the Blacklist.


Need for Speed Most Wanted is a software program developed by Electronic Arts. The most common release is need for speed most wanted, with over 4% 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 nfs13.exe. The setup package generally installs about 123 files and is usually about 5.37 MB (5,629,459 bytes). 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 16% of users of Need for Speed Most Wanted come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Turkey.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: www.parnianpc.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EA Games\Need for Speed Most Wanted\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\EA Games\Need for Speed Most Wanted\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Most Wanted

Program executable:nfs13.exe
Name:Need for Speed™ Most Wanted
Path:C:\saved games\need for speed most wanted\nfs13.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll - Need for Speed(TM) Most Wanted (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_ru_RU.dll
  • eauninstall.exe - EA Uninstall (Uninstall)
  • NFS13_original.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by TransGaming) - SwiftShader Direct3D 9 Software Renderer
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator
  • Setup.exe (by EA Games) - Need for Speed Most Wanted (Need for Speed Most Wanted Setup)
  • x360ce.exe (by TocaEdit) - X360 Controller Emulator
  • speed_loader.exe (by KillerInstinct) - NFSMW Loader
  • steam_api.dll (by Valve) - Steam Client API (Steam Client API (buildbot_winslave04_steam_steam_rel_client_win32@winslave04))
  • unins000.exe - Inno Setup (Setup/Uninstall)
  • dinput8.dll
  • dxgi.dll
  • nfsMW.exe
  • safemode_inst.exe
  • server.dll
  • shell_inst.exe
  • speed.exe
  • Uninstall.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 '{DFD4EA5D-E418-4DAB-BC5A-F208C8B0D255}' (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.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.91%
Windows 10 33.09%
Windows Vista 0.54%
Windows XP 0.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.98%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.24%
Windows 7 Professional 8.49%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.99%
Windows 8.1 4.88%
Windows 8 Pro 4.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.81%
  Germany 5.02%
  Turkey 4.78%
  Brazil 4.58%
  France 4.07%
  India 3.20%
  Italy 3.00%
  MA 2.85%
  Romania 2.77%
  DZ 2.53%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Poland 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.06%
  Canada 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.54%
Acer 19.29%
ASUS 17.29%
Dell 14.49%
Lenovo 6.45%
Samsung 4.26%
Toshiba 4.02%
MSI 1.46%
Alienware 1.46%
Intel 1.34%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.03%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.29%
ASUS All Series 4.26%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.24%
ASUSTeK K53SV 2.21%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.21%

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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