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Should I remove Need for Speed SHIFT?

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 #7,906
United States Rank #13,709
Reach 0.0514%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.44 days
337.49 days >
Average installed length: 177.33 days


1.02 0.79%
1.0.0000.1 0.10% 99.11%

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Need for Speed SHIFT

What is Need for Speed SHIFT?

Need for Speed: Shift is the 13th installment of the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed; published by Electronic Arts. There are 60+ cars which are divided into 4 tiers. Tier 1 refers to average cars, tier 2 refers to performance cars, tier 3 refers to supercars like the Lamborghini Gallardo, and tier 4 refers to hypercars like the Bugatti Veyron.


The most common release is, with over 98% 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 SHIFT.exe. The setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 5.2 MB (5,450,431 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.electronicarts.cz
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed SHIFT\Support\\EA Help\\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed SHIFT\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BBF0A67B-5DBA-452F-9D2E-6F168BC226E4}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.2 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed SHIFT

Program executable:SHIFT.exe
Name:Need for Speed™ SHIFT
Path:C:\Games\Need For Speed Shift\SHIFT.exe
Additional files:
  • shift.exe
  • SHIFT1.exe
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • eadm-installer.exe - EA Download Manager
  • Need for Speed Shift_code.exe - Unified Registration code installer program
  • Need for Speed Shift_uninst.exe - Registration code installer program
  • JSGME.exe (by JoneSoft) - Generic Mod Enabler
  • binkw32.dll (by RAD Game Tools) - Bink and Smacker (RAD Video Tools)
  • GDFBinary.dll
  • rld.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • shift.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CF1FA50F-74F5-4991-97FA-2D906BE086E5}' (runs on registration).
  • SHIFT1.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE75BAD7-E94A-4135-8EC2-1FA80D102845}' (runs on registration).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • SHIFT1.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed SHIFT\SHIFT.exe'.
  • SHIFT.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\Need for Speed SHIFT\shift.exe'.

How do I remove Need for Speed SHIFT?

You can uninstall Need for Speed SHIFT 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™ SHIFT, 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 SHIFT.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.90%
Windows 10 25.22%
Windows XP 3.94%
Windows Vista 3.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.31%
Windows 7 Professional 9.20%
Windows 8.1 5.84%
Windows 10 Home 4.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.94%
  Germany 19.08%
  France 4.96%
  Brazil 3.82%
  Italy 3.53%
  Czech Republic 3.05%
  United Kingdom 2.96%
  Poland 2.67%
  Belgium 2.29%
  Netherlands 2.29%
  Canada 2.00%
  Australia 1.91%
  Spain 1.91%
  Sweden 1.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.64%
Hewlett-Packard 15.63%
ASUS 13.83%
Dell 13.03%
Lenovo 5.41%
Samsung 3.41%
Intel 3.21%
Toshiba 3.01%
Medion 2.40%
MSI 2.00%
Alienware 1.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 7.85%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.89%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.48%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.07%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.07%
MSI MS-7751 1.65%

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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