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Should I remove Need for Speed Undercover?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,460
United States Rank #14,957
Reach 0.0563%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.65 days
402.78 days >
Average installed length: 211.63 days


VersionDistribution 0.18% 0.36% 99.46%

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Need for Speed Undercover

What is Need for Speed Undercover?

Need for Speed: Undercover is the 12th installment of the popular racing video game series Need for Speed, developed by EA Black Box and published by Electronic Arts (EA). Undercover features a new open world map. The game's environment consists of four boroughs: Palm Harbor, Port Crescent, Gold Coast Mountains, and Sunset Hills (in the DS version the boroughs are Metropolis, North Port Crescent, South Port Crescent and Riverton).


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 nfs.exe. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 6.47 MB (6,779,249 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Help link: C:\Program Files (x86)\Need for Speed Undercover\Support\\EA Help\\Electronic_Arts_Technical_Support.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Need for Speed Undercover\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{E6D22FE1-AB5F-42CA-9480-6F70B96DDD88}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Need for Speed Undercover

Program executable:nfs.exe
Name:Need for Speed Undercover
Path:C:\Program Files\EA Games\Need for Speed Undercover\nfs.exe
Additional files:
  • winui.dll - EA WinUI for Paul.dll (Windows UI for PAUL.DLL)
  • paul.dll - drEAm (Electronic Arts, Inc.)
  • setup.exe
  • d3d9.dll (by ENB) - ENBSeries mod
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll (by Microsoft) - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL
  • GDFBinary.dll
  • msvcm80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcm80d.dll
  • msvcp71.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll
  • msvcp80d.dll
  • msvcr71.dll
  • msvcr80.dll
  • msvcr80d.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • nfs.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7E6CD19E-A0DE-4A6F-818D-3BABFEAF7FB8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Need for Speed Undercover?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.37%
Windows 10 25.34%
Windows XP 5.14%
Windows Vista 4.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.42%
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.07%
Windows 7 Professional 9.32%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.89%
Windows 8.1 4.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.88%
  Germany 13.20%
  Brazil 4.55%
  Italy 3.57%
  Poland 3.21%
  Romania 2.85%
  France 2.68%
  India 2.68%
  Turkey 2.59%
  Czech Republic 2.50%
  Netherlands 2.41%
  Canada 2.32%
  Argentina 2.14%
  DZ 2.05%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 22.72%
Hewlett-Packard 18.24%
Dell 14.59%
ASUS 13.43%
Lenovo 5.64%
Toshiba 4.15%
Intel 3.65%
Samsung 3.15%
American Megatrends 1.00%
Alienware 0.83%
Medion 0.83%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.20%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.38%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.01%
Dell Inspiron N5110 1.82%
MSI MS-7592 1.82%
O.E.M O.E.M 1.82%

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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