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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,030
United States Rank #2,562
Reach 0.1938%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 19.68 days
580.49 days >
Average installed length: 305.00 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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Plants vs. Zombies

What is Plants vs. Zombies?  (from Electronic Arts)

Get ready to soil your plants as a mob of fun-loving zombies is about to invade your home. Use your arsenal of 49 zombie-zapping plants — Peashooters, Wall-nuts, Cherry Bombs and more — to mulchify 26 types of zombies before they break down your door. Conquer zombies in all 50 levels of Adventure mode — through day, ni...  Read more


Plants vs. Zombies 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 primary executable is named plantsvszombies.exe. The setup package generally installs about 43 files and is usually about 199.42 MB (209,104,671 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. 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 56% of users of Plants vs. Zombies come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ea.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Plants vs. Zombies\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Common Files\EAInstaller\PlantsvsZombies\Cleanup.exe" uninstall_game -autologging -keepMaintenanceLog
Estimated size: 199.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Plants vs. Zombies

Program executable:plantsvszombies.exe
Name:Plants vs. Zombies
Path:C:\Program Files\origin games\plants vs. zombies\plantsvszombies.exe
Additional files:
  • GDFBinary_de_DE.dll - PlantsvsZombies (Game Definition File resources)
  • GDFBinary_es_ES.dll
  • GDFBinary_es_MX.dll
  • GDFBinary_it_IT.dll
  • quickbms.exe (by Luigi Auriemma e-mail: [email protected] web: aluigi.org) - QuickBMS
  • dxgi.dll
  • libwine.dll
  • popcap_pack.exe
  • activation.exe - activation
  • awc.dll - EA DRM (EA DRM Helper)
  • bass.dll (by Un4seen Developments) - BASS
  • Cleanup.exe - EA Installer Cleanup
  • ddraw.dll (by Microsoft) - Wine (Wine DirectDraw)
  • DSETUP.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® DirectX for Windows® (Direct driver preloader)
  • dsetup32.dll - Microsoft(R) DirectX dla systemu Windows(R) (Instalator DirectX - czesc 32-bitowa)
  • DXSETUP.exe - Microsoft® DirectX dla systemu Windows® (Instalator programu Microsoft DirectX)
  • EACore.dll - EA Access Server
  • EACoreServer.exe - EA Core Server Application
  • EAProxyInstaller.exe - EA Installer Proxy Application
  • GDFBinary_en_US.dll
  • GDFBinary_fr_FR.dll
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • msvcp100.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)
  • msvcr100.dll
  • phonon4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • qcncodecs4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • qgif4.dll
  • qico4.dll
  • qjpcodecsd4.dll
  • qjpeg4.dll
  • qkrcodecs4.dll
  • QtCore4.dll
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • qtwcodecs4.dll
  • QtWebKit4.dll - QtWebKit
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • Touchup.exe - EA Installer Touchup
  • wined3d.dll - Wine D3D

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • PlantsVsZombies.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E9E805DF-92EC-466B-9775-F2D157256504}' (runs on registration).
  • DXSETUP.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{83EE4058-A0A8-44B6-A116-14CD927D91B6}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • PlantsVsZombies.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Origin Games\Plants vs. Zombies\PlantsVsZombies.exe'.

How do I remove Plants vs. Zombies?

You can uninstall Plants vs. Zombies 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 Plants vs. Zombies™, 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 Plants vs. Zombies.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.24%
Windows 10 47.19%
Windows Vista 0.91%
Windows XP 0.63%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.17%
Windows 8.1 17.79%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.46%
Windows 7 Professional 7.44%
Windows 10 Home 7.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.39%
  United Kingdom 7.18%
  Canada 4.57%
  Brazil 3.80%
  Australia 2.63%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Sweden 1.90%
  Poland 1.66%
  DK 1.64%
  Norway 1.38%
  Finland 1.03%
  Czech Republic 0.87%
  Russia 0.75%
  South Africa 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.70%
ASUS 15.35%
Dell 14.52%
Acer 13.74%
Lenovo 6.41%
Toshiba 4.81%
Alienware 3.69%
Samsung 3.59%
MSI 2.09%
Intel 1.21%
Medion 0.49%
Common models
ASUS All Series 14.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.01%
MSI MS-7821 3.64%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.89%
MSI MS-7693 2.52%
MSI MS-7751 2.24%

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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