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Should I remove Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,494
United States Rank #22,507
Reach 0.0095%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.77 days
525.08 days >
Average installed length: 275.89 days


1.3 100.00%

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Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition

What is Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition?

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


Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition is a software program developed by Electronic Arts. 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 programs's main executable is speed.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 518.66 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 2.78 MB (2,916,041 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 37% of users of Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need_for_Speed:_Most_Wanted_(2005_video_game)
Installation folder: C:\Jocuri\NFS MW
Uninstaller: "C:\Jocuri\NFS MW\uninstall.exe" "/C:C:\Jocuri\NFS MW\Uninstall\uninstall.xml"
Estimated size: 2.78 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition

Program executable:speed.exe
Path:C:\jocuri\nfs mw\speed.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe (by Indigo Rose) - Setup Factory Runtime (Setup Application)
  • nfsmwres.exe (by ToCA EDIT) - NFSMW
  • change_language.exe (by RiPPER D) - NFS:MW MultiLanguage Patcher
  • lua5.1.dll
  • server.dll
  • Config.exe (by Slappy & unSigned Software) - Config (Nastavenia pre NFS MW)
  • d3d9.dll
  • d3dx9_26.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows®
  • Durazno.exe (by KrossX's Magical Tools) - DuraznoGUI (Durazno XInput Wrapper GUI)
  • Odinštalovať NFS-MW_SK.exe (by Naetoo, Ventil, Slappy) - Need For Speed Most Wanted SK
  • Texmod.exe
  • UninstallModLoader.exe
  • xinput1_3.dll (by KrossX's Magical Tools) - Durazno XInput Wrapper

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • speed.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2413972D-5BBA-43EF-8A63-75B3FA32CD51}' (runs on registration).
  • nfsmwres.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9D76A4A-65B8-46FE-A348-87CC32004DF6}' (runs on registration).
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'.

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 black edition?

You can uninstall Need for Speed Most Wanted black edition 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 (black edition), 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 black edition.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.04%
Windows 10 37.23%
Windows XP 2.66%
Windows Vista 1.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.99%
Windows 10 Pro 7.49%
Windows 10 Home 6.95%
Windows 7 Professional 6.42%
Windows 8.1 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.33%
  Brazil 7.83%
  United Kingdom 2.76%
  Australia 2.30%
  Poland 2.30%
  Portugal 2.30%
  Canada 1.84%
  Germany 1.84%
  Israel 1.84%
  India 1.84%
  Sweden 1.84%
  Singapore 1.84%
  Turkey 1.84%
  United Arab Emirates 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.73%
Acer 20.79%
ASUS 14.85%
Dell 11.88%
Lenovo 5.94%
Samsung 4.95%
Alienware 3.96%
American Megatrends 1.98%
Apple 0.99%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.42%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.75%
Acer Aspire E1-571 1.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 1.83%
MSI MS-7693 1.83%
Samsung 350V5C/350V5X/350... 1.83%

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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