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Should I remove Need for Speed The Run?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,867
United States Rank #13,284
Reach 0.0518%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.29 days
863.94 days >
Average installed length: 453.93 days


VersionDistribution 45.88% 54.12%

Other programs by Electronic Arts

Need for Speed The Run

What is Need for Speed The Run?

Need for Speed: The Run is a racing video game, the 18th title in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, and developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts. In The Run, players are participating in an "underground world of illicit, high stakes racing," in a race from San Francisco to New York, with stops through Las Vegas, Denver and many other locations, making it the first title in the series to use real locations.


The most used version 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 main program executable is need for speed the run.exe. The software installer includes 61 files and is usually about 120.08 MB (125,909,396 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: E:\need for speed the run\Need for Speed The Run Limited Edition\Support\EA Help\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Need for Speed The Run\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\Need for Speed(TM) The Run\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging
Estimated size: 120.08 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed The Run

Program executable:need for speed the run.exe
Name:Need for Speed(TM) The Run
Path:C:\games\origin\origin games\need for speed the run\need for speed the run.exe
Additional files:
  • Engine.BuildInfo_Win32_Retail_dll.dll - Need for Speed(TM) The Run
  • GDFBinary_cs_CZ.dll - Game Definition File resources
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • GDFBinary_nl_NL.dll
  • GDFBinary_pl_PL.dll
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_MX.dll
  • dinput8.dll
  • xinput1_3.dll (by http://x360ce.googlecode.com) - XBOX 360 Controller Emulator

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Need For Speed The Run.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B20A6CA8-23D9-4B76-885D-8ACCE59824EC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Need for Speed The Run?

You can uninstall Need for Speed The Run 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™ The Run, 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 The Run.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.78%
Windows 10 31.15%
Windows Vista 1.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.40%
Windows 7 Professional 9.46%
Windows 8.1 6.70%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.11%
Windows 10 Home 4.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.91% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.91%
  Germany 16.08%
  United Kingdom 4.64%
  Canada 3.97%
  Brazil 3.41%
  Australia 2.74%
  Netherlands 2.74%
  Romania 2.55%
  France 2.46%
  Italy 2.27%
  Poland 2.18%
  Sweden 1.99%
  India 1.89%
  Austria 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 20.00%
ASUS 15.73%
Acer 15.15%
Dell 14.17%
Lenovo 4.08%
Medion 3.69%
Alienware 2.91%
Intel 2.33%
Toshiba 2.33%
MSI 2.14%
Samsung 0.97%
Common models
ASUS All Series 9.25%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.27%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.91%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.56%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.85%

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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