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Need for Speed MostWanted

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What is Need for Speed MostWanted?

Need For Speed Most Wanted delivers stunning gameplay driven by rivalry with your friends in an open world full of cop chases developed by EA Black Box.

About  (from EA Digital illusions)

Race, chase and explore a vast connected open world of incredible cars, police chases, and competition with your friends. Need For Speed Most Wanted delivers stunning gameplay driven by rivalry with your friends in an open world full of cop chases.


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 6 files.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.EAGames.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EA Games\Need for Speed MostWanted
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{77ED57BE-6D14-46D0-A6AF-F37BA7EF1BE7}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed MostWanted

  • speed.exe
  • 7z.exe (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7-Zip Standalone Console)
  • safemode_inst.exe
  • server.dll
  • shell_inst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • speed.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2413972D-5BBA-43EF-8A63-75B3FA32CD51}' (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 MostWanted?

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Or, you can uninstall Need for Speed MostWanted 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 MostWanted, 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 MostWanted.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 44%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 87.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from Iran
Which countries install it?
  Iran 71.43%
  United States 23.81%
  United Kingdom 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.00%
ASUS 25.00%
Acer 18.75%
Hewlett-Packard 12.50%
Sony 6.25%
Lenovo 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 27.27%
BIOSTAR Group P31B-A7 9.09%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 9.09%
Sony VPCS13DGX 9.09%
MSI MS-7680 9.09%
MSI MS-7592 9.09%

About EA Digital illusions

EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment is a video game developer owned by Electronic Arts and best known for the Battlefield video game series and Mirror's Edge.
Publisher URL: dice.se


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